Akron, OH

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The Great Pumpkin Run

Lock 3 Park
200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

The Great Pumpkin Run is moving to downtown Akron this fall! Join us for the ever popular 5K or opt for the 15K. After dashing through the streets and trail along the river, celebrate everything that's great about fall at the finish line with a cup of apple cider in hand!


October 21, 2017

    Waves Begin at 9AM

What's Included:

-Entry to the 5K/15K run or walk
-1/4 zip tech hoodie, perfect for fall weather
-Bigger, better 2017 finisher's medal
-Commemorative bib
-Chip timing
-Apple cider
-Small pumpkin to take home
-Free professional race photos from Gameface Media
-Post-race fall fun

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The Great Pumpkin Run


Chip timing with text/email notification for your run

The Great Pumpkin Run


Amazing tech hoodie for fall running and the 2017 Finisher Medal

The Great Pumpkin Run


Who doesn't end their race with an apple cider and a pumpkin to take home?

Registration Fees

Prices increase as the race nears, so register early!


April 17-July 30 $35 (5K) or $55 (15K)

July 31-October 1 $40 (5K) or $60 (15K)

October 2-October 20 $45 (5K) or $65 (15K)

Race day registration (if not sold out) is $50 per person for 5K and $70 for 15K.

Packet Pick-Up

Three Options

Option 1: Early packet pick-up will be held the night before (details TBA this summer!) Option 2: Race day packet pick-up will be held at the park beginning at 7AM. Option 3: For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet, straight to your door! Available until August 2nd.

Team Registration

Want to save $5 on registration? Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each person will save. When choosing your wave, simply hit the 'Team' button to create or join!

Volunteer Shifts

October 20-21

We can't pull off such a fun event without the help of volunteers! Volunteers are needed at various times during the week leading up to the race, at early packet pick-up, and race day. Hit 'Volunteer Sign Up' button to check out all the details and times. Oh, you get some pretty sweet swag and a free registration for helping out!

Volunteer Sign Up

Tough Pumpkin

Grab a pumpkin and run!

Sign up for the Tough Pumpkin option and we'll supply you with a pumpkin to run with before the race. Cross the finish line with it intact and you'll receive a second, exclusive Tough Pumpkin finisher medal that pairs perfectly with the regular bling!

Can't make it this year?

No worries! We have a Virtual Option. Simply register and complete 3.1 miles on your own this fall, where you'd like. You will receive a bib and tech hoodie ahead of time. After you finish your 5K, send us your time and we will ship you your medal! Learn more!

Training Tank Top and Shirt

Order one of these during registration and you'll be set for those long sessions in the gym (and also those fun happy hours!)


There are plenty of lots, garages, and street parking adjacent to Lock 3. We will send out detailed information in the Participant Guide this fall!

Referral Program

Earn $20 back for referring five friends! After you register for the race, you will be given a unique URL to share with friends and family. Once five of them register using your link, you'll automatically receive $20 back on your account!

The Great Pumpkin Run
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The Great Pumpkin Run
The Great Pumpkin Run