The sixth annual Naked Pumpkin Run made its way through the east Green Lake neighborhood on Halloween night (Monday, October 31).
The run began at 9:21 p.m. (21:21 on the 24-hour clock) at East Green Lake Beach and ended about 20 minutes later.
A record-setting number of men and women took part in this year’s Naked Pumpkin Run. Traditionally, less than 10 runners have participated; this year, there were 21 participants.
Richard Smith, who describes himself as a veteran of naked runs, says that the Green Lake Naked Pumpkin Run is a fun tradition for the runners, “and based on the fun reactions and encouragement along the way, the folks along the way have fun with it too.”
Many thanks to Daniel Johnson, Pumpkin Runner Sergeant-at-Arms, for sharing the following interview with Josh, Pumpkin Safety Specialist:
And, thanks to Jaybee for sharing these photos from last night (photoshopped by us):
Photographs of last year’s event are available here.
The Naked Pumpkin run is, according to the the event’s website, a non-political, participatory arts event, “where like-minded people party, carve and decorate pumpkins and streak en masse with their pumpkin creations on their heads.”