Inaugural Great Pumpkin Run at Cape Henlopen State Park

Sat October 31, 2020 Lewes, DE 19958 US Directions

5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after October 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1 Bathhouse Parking Lot
Lewes, DE US 19958


Join the Seashore Striders for this halloween traditional 5k.  The Seawitch Fall 5k Classic, which is one of the favorites on the calendar for runners on Delmarva, is cancelled due to Covid19 so join the Striders at Cape Henlopen State Park on Halloween morning for a fun safe 5k .  Run or walk in costume with the Striders and take part in the traditional costume contest...we will have awards for "top 3, best child, best group" in the costume contest.


PRE-RACE DRIVE BY PACKET PICKUP  FRIDAY, OCT. 30th at the LEWES PUBLIC LIBRARY located at 111 Adams Ave; Lewes, DE. 19958 (off Freemon Highway on the left heading towards the Ferry & CHSP) from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


NAME:  Inaugural Great Pumpkin Run at Cape Henlopen State Park


RACE TIME:  9 am start


RACE LOCATION:  Beach One/Bathhouse North side next to the bird watch area.  Follow Race Signs once inside the park.


TO BENEFIT:  Local Charities at the Beach


SPONSOR/HOST:  Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE


PRODUCED BY:  Seashore Strider Event Production Inc.



  • 5k Run/Walk... ---> Sunday, October 24th-  $25 each entry fee
  • 5k Run/Walk... Monday, October 25th ---> Friday, October 30th- $30 each entry fee
  • 5k Run/Walk- $25
    • If using Universal or Entry Form...Mail entry form/payment to: The Great Pumpkin Run; P.O. Box 99; Nassau, DE 19969
    • Make Checks Payable to: “Seashore Striders”


RACE COURSE: Beautiful course through Cape Henlopen State Park   SPOOKY RACE COURSE


RACE TIMING: Seashore Strider Event Production will chip time the event using the Chronotrack chip timing system.


RACE AMENITIES: Long sleeve Race shirts and refreshments


Saturday, October 31, 2020
      No Race-Day Registration...sorry this is a "hands-off" laptops, no $$ exchange, no registration
      8:00 a.m. - begin to arrive at Cape Henlopen State Park ... warm-up in the park on your own...remember to social distance & wear a mask

      8:40 a.m. - begin to position yourself at the NORTH end of the parking lot and line up based on your racing average per mile pace

      8:55 a.m. - Costume contest Social Distance parade...this will be a short parade with all the costumed runners so that the race judges can view the costumes

      9:00 a.m. - Race Start ...we will conduct a rolling start with the start going off in the following manner:

    • 1st...Sub 6 minute pace participants & 70+ participants
    • 2nd...6 minute pace participants
    • 3rd...7 minute pace participants
    • 4th...8 minute pace participants
    • 5th...9 minute pace participants
    • 6th...10 minute pace participants
    • 7th...11 minute pace participants
    • 8th...12 minute pace participants
    • 9th...13+ minute pace participants                                                                                                                                                                           

* MASKS ARE TO BE WORN UNTIL YOU CROSS THE STARTING LINE AND AT THAT TIME YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR YOUR MASK WHILE RACING.   WHEN YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE, THE MASK IS AGAIN TO BE WORN.   Thank you for following these Seashore Strider "social distance & mask wearing" guidelines so we can continue to gain approval for safe live events.



Due to Covid19 there will not be a live awards ceremony

Awards can be picked up following the posting of the results normally 10 minutes following the final finisher.  Awards will be placed on the "award table" where you come up and pick-up your award from a volunteer.  Awards can also be picked up at 9 Gander Lane in Lewes, DE. 19958 following the race and also will be available to be picked up during the week as well.   Seashore Striders will mail "Out of Town" awards by receiving a check for $10 to cover postage.


PARKING:  Plenty of parking in the Beach One/Bathhouse parking lot of Cape Henlopen State Park.


AWARDS:  Custom awards will be presented to the Overall, Master, and the top three finishers in the following 10 age groups for each event:

  • 5k...9 & U, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


ENTRY INFO: Make checks payable to “Seashore Striders” if using the paper race application online at


RACE DIRECTOR:  Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders/Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc.


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