WSU Pumpkin Run 5k & 1k

Sat October 10 - Mon October 26
Packet Pick Up & Mailing

The packets are going to be available for pick up starting Wednesday, October 21 at 5 pm through the end of October.  You are welcome to pick them up during our regular open hours in the Heskett Center at the Guest Services Desk located on the Wichita State University campus.

Heskett Center Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 1-8pm.

Directions to the Heskett Center: Google Maps

We will mail all the packets on October 21-22. 

Submitting Times

Please do not forget to submit your 5k time if you would like to be considered for the age-based award. Times can be uploaded by a participant or you can email us with your result.

The deadline to submit your time is Monday, October 26 at midnight. 

A full list with results will be released on Tuesday, October 27, and an email will be sent out to all participants.



Hello runners and walkers from around the World!

The race this year is different – we are going virtual! With the hopes to reunite in person next year.
What are the positive outcomes of running with us virtually? You pick the day when you feel the best to run! No worrying about parking, weather or if you forgot your headphones. No matter where you are, USA, Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, Australia, you can still participate in our race.
As a Pumpkin Run participant, you will receive a customized T-shirt, a special edition face mask (pick from three designs) and a finisher medal.
Awards will be given to the top age group finishers and overall winners. Times will have to be verified prior to receiving an award.
Run in costume for extra fun! More information coming soon!
NEW this year: We have launched a referral program. Invite friends to run with you using your personalized link/code. When 5 or more friends have registered with your code, you will get $15 off your registration. That means that your registration is just $10! We will reward you with a fabulous registration price and maybe even something special in your packet.
The 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run for ages 0-12 has reached its 5th year! We hope that many of our young running enthusiasts will still put their favorite kicks on complete this year’s run virtually. 1k runners will get a customized T-shirt, a finisher medal and a surprise.
Are you going to miss running on the Wichita State University campus? You are welcome to run the 5k on our wide and picturesque college grounds. We will be posting information about special days to run on campus.


Charity Information:

$1 from each registration will go towards the Shocker Support Locker. As the world struggles and jobs are lost we recognize that lots of Wichita State students will be needing assistance in the upcoming semesters. Help us meet the goal of raising $1,000 to support our students during these tough times with money to be used for food and hygiene products as we partner with the WSU Student Government Association.
This program, formally, the Shocker Food Pantry, was founded by the 58th session of the Student Government Association on November 4, 2015. 
Awards,Medals and Swag

5k Medals and Awards:

Every participant will receive a finisher medal.

Awards will be given to the Top Overall Male and Female finishers as well as the Top Masters (40+) Male and Female finishers. 

Awards will be also given to the Top Male and Female 5k finisher in the following age categories:
9 & Under  10-14
15-19  20-24
25-29  30-34
35-39  40-44
45-49  50-54
55-59  60-64
65-69  70-74
75 & Over


All 5k participants will receive a mask of their choice.


1k Awards:

All 1k participants will receive a customized finisher medal.

Virtual Pumpkin Run Website

Additional Virtual Pumpkin Run information can be found at

2020 Charity Partner:


The Shocker Support Locker, formally, the Shocker Food Pantry, founded by the 58th session of the Student Government Association.

Mission: The Shocker Support Locker, through the ongoing generosity of the Wichita State community and community partners seeks to empower Shockers along their journey at Wichita State University with temporary supplemental assistance. The Locker aims to alleviate food insecurity on campus and contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff, by providing a variety of nutritional and functional resources to Shockers at no cost.

Course Map - 5k

2019 5K course

Virtual Pumpkin Run Contact Info

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