Sun October 17, 2021 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
YES!  We are a LIVE IN-PERSON 5k running event in BAKERSFIELD!!

5k Run Walk

$45 $30 8:00AM PDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT

Virtual Run

$45 Registration ends October 17, 2021 at 11:00am PDT
Did Someone Say Pumpkins?

Join us for the inaugural LIVE IN-PERSON Pumpkin Run benefiting Salvation Army's programs! What a great way to start your new Fall Running Schedule! Run or walk along our scarecrow and pumpkin decorated course and earn your pumpkin Pie and start a new family tradition! 


This event has wave starts starting at 8:00am and continuing through 9:00am, it is a first come first serve registration process.  We fully expect a sell-out event with a limited capacity so registering early will assure you the time slot you most desire. You will select your time-slot during the registration process.

You will enjoy all of the amenities of our traditional 5k events including:

     ~  Technical Event Shirt
     ~  Large Finisher's Medallion
     ~  Chip Timing with Age Group Awards
     ~  Decorated Course
     ~  Pumpkins for ALL!
     ~  Prepackaged goodies      

Race takes place rain or shine! No refunds! 

Packet Pickup Information:
Saturday October 16th
2pm to 5pm
Sole to Soul Sports
9000 Ming Avenue Ste. K-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Event takes place rain or shine!

What if covid-19 restrictions still exist by event date?

Many thanks to the City of Bakersfield for approving our Running Protocols to hold LIVE limited size running events in Kern County.  If covid restrictions still exist by event date, we will be adhering to our covid-19 protocols for a safe running and walking environment.  You can review our event protocols below.  

Covid-19 Protocols

If Covid-19 restrictions are still in place by event date, these will be our protocols that you MUST agree to during the registration process.  If you are not comfortable with any of these protocols please do not register for this event.

  • At the time of the event if you are infected by COVID-19 or knowingly been in contact with someone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days you will withdraw from the event. 

  • No shirt exchanges permitted.

  • Arrival times will be issued to participants to maintain participant limits and promote Social Distancing.  DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME.

  • You agree to a Contact-free temperature check prior to entering the event space. A person with a body temperature reading of 100.4 or more degrees will not be permitted to enter.

  • You agree to maintain a social distance of 6’ from others.

  • You are required to use facemasks when not running.

  • You will be released to run in 5-10 second intervals.

  • No spectators or guests will be permitted, unless a participating minor is being accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • There will be no festival of any kind before or after event. No tables or chairs will be available.

  • There will be no awards ceremony or handing out of any awards. All awards will be mailed.

  • There will be no results posted at event site. All results will be available on-line and texted to participant.

  • Participants agree to leave event area immediately after completing event. You may not wait for a participant to complete their event.

The Park at River Walk
11298 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA US 93311
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