Akron

Event Information

This race is now sold out! However, you can join the waitlist here in case more spots become available. 

Fall Tradition
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Akron

Lock 3 Park

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Lock 3 Park

200 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44308

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About the Location

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 Packet Pickup Begins at 7:00 AM Waves Begin at 9:00 AM for (15K) and 9:10 AM for (5K)

What You Get

Sure, the real reward is an awesome event where you get to run a race with your friends, but we want you to have some sweet gear to remember your experience by.

Unique 2017 Race Day Shirt

Unique 2017 1/4 Zip Race Day Tech Hoodie

Custom 2017 Finisher's Medal

Custom 2017 Finisher's Medal

Commemorative Event Glass

Apple Cider and Your Own Small Pumpkin

Hard Cider Run Event Perks
Sign Up Today and Receive the Following:
  • Entry to the 5K run/walk or the 15K run
  • Lightweight 1/4 zip tech hoodie, perfect for fall running
  • 2017 finisher's medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Cup of apple cider at the finish line
  • Small pumpkin to take home
  • Free professional race photos
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Event Options

Tough Pumpkin 5k
Tough Pumpkin Badge
Tough Pumpkin

Add on 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!

Virtual Run/Walk
Virtual Run Badge
Virtual Run/Walk

Can’t make it to The Great Pumpkin Run near you? We have an all-new option for you to earn some amazing Fall themed swag, run or walk 3.1 miles, yet not have to be there on race day. Click the ‘Events’ tab at the top of this page to find more information!

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Registration & Pricing

Fall Frenzy pricing is now available! Secure your preferred wave time today and save an additional $5 by creating or joining a team with 4+ friends.

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April 17 - July 30

5K $35

15K $55

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July 31 - October 1

5K $40

15K $60

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October 2 - October 20

5K $45

15K $65

Online registration closes on October 20th at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for 5K is $50 and 15K is $70. Limited to 3,000 participants.

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Team Registration

Want to save $5 on registration? Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each person will save. It’s better to run together, so round up your crew, sign up together and get to training.

During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to create or join a team. When choosing your wave, a ‘Team’ button will appear. Simply hit the 'Team' button to at this point to create a new team or join your friends!

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Packet Pick-Up

There are several convenient options for picking up your race packets. We like to make it easy for our runners to focus on the race, and not have to worry about the logistics of packet pick-up.

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Early Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up will be held the night before at the park from 4-7PM.

Race Day
Race Day

Beginning at 7:00AM race morning, you can head to Lock 3 Park to retrieve your packet!

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Mail My Packet

For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until early September.

Get Involved

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    Volunteer

    We’d love to have you help out on race morning. As our way of saying ‘thank you’ for volunteering, you’ll receive the awesome longsleeved volunteer shirt, light snacks, and a free race registration. Click here for details, available times, and to sign up to volunteer!

    Want to learn more? Click the link below: More Information

    Volunteer Sign Up
  • Pumpkin Support League
    Spread the Word

    Running is great and all, but it’s even more enjoyable if you bring a bunch of friends. Become a PSL and get rewarded for referring friends, family, and coworkers! After you register for the race, you will be given a unique URL to share. Once five people register using your link, you’ll automatically receive $20 back on your account! Share your link often, as you will get even more rewards after the initial $20 back.

    Want to learn more? Click the link below: Details on PSL

    Already Registered? Share Your Link!

More Information

Here's some extra information that participants might find useful or interesting regarding this Great Pumpkin Run event.

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    Parking

    Parking is held in nearby garages, surface lots, and metered spots. We highly encourage carpooling to help reduce traffic on race day. Further, taking a cab or rideshare (i.e. Uber) would be another easy option. Please arrive early in order to avoid congestion!

  • Pumpkin Run Corporate Team
    Bring the Office

    Mix a little bit of fall magic into your corporate wellness program with the all-new Corporate Team option. Invite the office to head out to the race and enjoy benefits like your own Corporate Team race page, reserved 10×10 tent space at the event, and group payment options. Click the link below for more information or send an email to lily@sourfishevents.com to sign up your office!

    Corporate Team Details

Get Some Gear

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

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See y'all in the fall!