Chicago 5K

Event Information

PRICE INCREASE ALERT: Prices increase this weekend. Sign up now to secure Summer Savings pricing!

Tackle 3.1 miles this fall before celebrating with apple cider at the finish line. Scroll down for all the details then hit ‘Register Now’ to secure your spot for the Chicago 5K!

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Chicago 5K

Keller's Farmstand

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Keller's Farmstand

2500 Johnson Rd. Oswego, IL 60543

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About the Location

Located west of Chicago near Naperville, Oswego is home to Keller's Farmstand. The beautiful farm boasts an amazing corn maze, fall produce, apple trees, and tons of fun. Dash 3.1 miles and enjoy some delicious apple cider at the finish line!

September 15, 2018 Packet Pickup Begins at 6:00 AM Waves Begin at 8:00 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 2018 Race Day Shirt

Unique 2018 1/4 Zip Race Day Tech Hoodie

Custom 2018 Finisher's Medal

Custom 2018 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 Chicago 5k
  • Lightweight 1/4 zip tech hoodie, perfect for fall running
  • 2018 finisher's medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Entry to the farm all day
  • Cup of apple cider at the finish line
  • Small pumpkin to take home
  • Free professional race photos
  • Free parking
5K Great Pumpkin Race

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 this year? No worries! Check out the always-popular Virtual option. Run or walk 3.1 miles in your own neighborhood any day this fall. We will ship you your lightweight tech hoodie and bib ahead of time followed by your finisher’s medal. Check out the details and sign up here.

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Registration & Pricing

Summer Savings pricing for the Chicago 5k is now available! Save money on your registration by signing up today, and save an additional $5 by creating or joining a team with 4+ friends.

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March 23, 2018 - April 8, 2018

5K $30

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April 9, 2018 - June 24, 2018

5K $35

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June 25, 2018 - August 19, 2018

5K $40

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August 20, 2018 - September 14, 2018

5K $45

Limited to 3,000 participants. Race day registration (if the event isn't sold out) is $50. Sign up for the Chicago 5k today to guarantee a spot and receive the best price!

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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 for the best Chicago run in the fall!

During the initial steps of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to create or join a team. Look for the green 'Join Team' box and click that. From there, you can either create a new team or join an existing one!

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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 details will be announced this summer!

Race Day
Race Day

Beginning at 6:00AM race morning, you can head to the large party tent 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 September 1st.

Fall Celebration!

Join us after the race to celebrate fall! We’ll have a bunch of fall themed activities planned for after the race that's great for those young and a little older!

Planned Events Include:

  • Corn Maze
  • Hay Wagon Rides Around the Farm
  • Farm Animals
  • Pedal Tractors
  • Tons of Food Including Apple Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Brats, Hot Dogs, and Homemade Fudge!

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 member 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!
  • The Great Pumpkin Run Fall 5K Challenge
    Fall 5K Challenge

    After signing up for the race, be sure to download the free Strava training app. We’ve teamed up with Strava to offer an exclusive Challenge badge! Download the free app below, join the Challenge, then sign up for the race this fall. You’ll also be eligible to win $500 at the end of the season!

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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 free but it is limited. Whether you’re traveling from Oswego, Chicago, anywhere between, we highly encourage carpooling to help reduce traffic on race day. Please note that parking is held on grassy fields. If it rains the week leading up to the event, the lot could get muddy!

  • 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 all the details then hit ‘Request More Information’ to get started!

    Corporate Team Details

    REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

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!)

The Great Pumpkin Run Training Tank Top

OH MY GOURD!!

See y'all in the fall!