The Great Pumpkin Classic, to be held this year on Sunday, Oct. 20, on the Trumbull High School campus, was started 23 years ago by Marty Schaivone, a now retired Biology teacher at THS. The event consists of a 5K run, a two mile Health Walk and a Kids Fun Run. It draws participants from throughout the region with all proceeds going to fund scholarships for high school seniors.
Many organizations have partnered over the years to make this event a reality. For the past five years, the THS Scholarship Foundation, the Trumbull Chamber of Commerce and the PTA have supplied the necessary volunteers to organize and run the event.