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YMCA Pumpkin 5K and Family Health Festival

Sat October 24, 2020 Newark, DE 19702 US Directions

Cancelled due to COVID19

Dear 5K Runner and YMCA Advocate:

Thank you so much for your support of our 2020 Pumpkin 5K Run.   Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic.

We appreciate your past participation in this event which helps support the initiatives of the Bear-Glasgow YMCA in our community.  Dollars raised helps ensure that the YMCA is here in the community as a place for all regardless of ability to pay. 

Please reply to this email and let us know if you would prefer a refund for your payment or if you would like your payment donated to the YMCA. If we do not hear from you by Monday, August 3, your registration will be considered a donation. Refunds will be issued on Tuesday, August 4.

Thank you again.

p.s.  Please don’t rule us out for a fabulous in person event in 2021!

Terry Mullan

Executive Director

Bear-Glasgow YMCA


351 George Williams Way
Glasgow Park Route 40 across from the Bear YMCA
Newark, DE US 19702


A 5K race and so much more - Food, Awards, Fun and even childcare for runners!


There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than at the Pumpkin 5K and Family Health Festival, a FUN event for the whole family! The 5K will be held on Saturday, October 24th, and begins at 11:00am at Glasgow Park. The Family Health Festival includes race awards, food and entertainment and is held at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA.


There will be an exciting line-up of entertainment, family activities, music, food, refreshments, awards, and prizes, including juggling, face painting and balloon twisting. All are encouraged to wear a favorite costume - prizes for the best costumes.


Schedule of Events

10:00am - Bib pick-up/day of registration

11:00am - 5K

1:00pm - Family Health Festival



  • Long Sleeve Performance T-shirts guaranteed for all 5k and FUN RUN participants registered by 10-10-20.

  • Post race food, awards and activities following the 5K at the Bear-Glasgow YMCA.

  • The Bear-Glasgow YMCA Kids' Zone will be OPEN for all Members and Non-Members running the Pumpkin 5K. You can drop your children off while you run and afterward attend the Family Health Festival. Show your race bib when you drop off and be sure to leave your cell phone number!!!

Family Health Festival

Bear-Glasgow YMCA will be hosting a Family Health Festival following the 5K from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

This is FREE and open to the community.

Activities at the festival include face painting, balloon twisting, photo booth, inflatables, flu shots, healthy food, vendors, games, and music.

Stick around for the Kiddie "K" at 2:00 pm. This event is for kids 8 and under; FREE and no registration is required! All participants will receive a race medal!

Bag Pick Up

Bag Pick-up at Bear-Glasgow YMCA on Friday, October 23rd from 4pm-6pm.

Awards and Age Groups

  • Overall Male/Female

  • Overall Masters Male/Female

  • Top 3 in each age group Male/Female

  • 13 and U, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • Top Male/Female Walkers

  • Medals for all children participating in the Kiddie K.

  • Special recognition for Costumes, Most Improved & Largest Team.

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