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48th Annual Pumpkin Plod

Thu November 23, 2023 Highland, IN 46322 US Directions


10K Run

9:00AM CST - 10:45AM CST

5K Fitness Walk

9:00AM CST - 10:45AM CST


2450 Lincoln Street
Highland, IN US 46322


Pumpkin Plod 10K Run / 5K Walk

This 48th annual race is a USATF certified (IN13031TDK) flat and fast 10K course.  The 10K is a competitive, chip-timed (T&H Timing) event with the following age divisions for Male & Female:  8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, and 5 year increments up to 80+.

This event is part of the Calumet Striders 2023 Gold Cup Elite Series.  

As tradition dictates, pumpkin pies will be presented following the race in the Lincoln Community Center fieldhouse to the top 3 finishers in age division and top 3 Athena (170 lbs.+ F) & Clydesdale (210 lbs.+ M).  The top overall male, top overall female, top masters male (age 40+), and top masters female (age 40+) will receive plaques.

Walkers are encouraged to join the 5K, which is non-competitive and will not be timed or scored.

Both courses begin at Highway Ave. & Kennedy Ave., loop through the streets of Highland, and finish at Lincoln Center.  See course map for details.

Participants will receive a cotton long-sleeve shirt while supplies last. 

Date/Time:         Thursday, November 23, 9am start time

Pre-Registration:  ONLY available at

Race Day Reg.: LCC fieldhouse 7:30-8:45am, cash only!

Fees:     Runner (10k): $25 early bird* through 10/12 / $32 standard 10/13-11/21 / $40 day-of (cash only)

                Walker (5k): $15 early bird* through 10/12 / $22 standard 10/13-11/21 / $30 day-of (cash only)

                *guarantees shirt size

Shirt/bib pick-up: Lincoln Center fieldhouse on Wednesday, 11/22, 2-9:45pm or race day 7:30-8:45am

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I run the 5K?  Yes but it is not timed and there are no prizes.  
  • If you sign up for the 10K but decide to run the 5K, PLEASE discard your bib.  
  • Are strollers allowed?  Yes.*
  • Are dogs allowed?  Yes but they must be leashed.*
  • Can I purchase an extra shirt?  You would need to register another person to secure an extra shirt.  If there are leftover shirts, they will be on sale at Lincoln Community Center the week after the race.

* Participants with strollers or dogs are asked to start in the back of the pack and must not interfere with or impede other participants

Race Contact Info

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Course Map


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