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Fall is here and so is The Great Pumpkin Run!
Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a scenic run that starts out at Riverside Park before progressing through the city streets. Eventually hopping on the trail system before heading back along the river, the fall foliage is sure to be spectacular!
Be sure to invite friends and create a team of 4+, as each team member will save $5. Pumpkins, apple cider, and friends---it doesn't get much better!
Packet pick-up is available the day before the race as well as on race morning. Details will be announced this summer.
Race day packet pick-up will be held at the park beginning at 7AM. Please arrive early as packet pick-up lines tend to get long about an hour prior to race start.
-Entry to the 5K run or walk (all ages and abilities welcome)
-2019 lightweight tech hoodie, perfect for fall running weather
-2019 finisher's medal
-Commemorative race bib with chip timing
-Cup of apple cider at the finish line
-Free professional race photos
-Small pumpkin to take home
-Post-race fun with plenty of food trucks at the park
We always need awesome volunteers to help make the race a success. We have several shifts to choose from when signing up. Besides having a great time at a beautiful park, you'll receive:
-Choice of a FREE race registration or a donation made to a charity of your choice
-Exclusive volunteer longsleeved shirt
-Light snacks throughout the shift
Use the menu to navigate to the volunteer page to view available shifts (or just click here).
Be sure to use #greatpumpkinrun while training and at the event! Throughout the spring and summer, we will randomly select people using the hashtag and send them training swag! Follow us on Instagram for more chances to win (@thegreatpumpkinrun)!
After signing up for the race, be sure to download the free Strava training app. We have an awesome club with tons of member encouragement, contests, virtual training runs, and more! Track all of your runs and walks this summer and motivate others to stay active in their training!
Download this poster and hang it on the wall in the office, gym, clubhouse---really, wherever you want! There's a spot to write your team name and optional password so you can help grow your team!
P.S. Did you know that teams with 4 or more members save $5 per person? Simply create a new team or join an existing one today. After you sign up, share your team details with friends and family so they can save $5 too!
While the race is an amazing experience itself, it's even better when you have friends join you! Once you sign up to run or walk, you will automatically become part of the Pumpkin Support League! Refer friends and family to join you to earn awesome rewards throughout the summer and fall. Here's how it works:
1) Sign up for the race. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique URL link to share.
2) Share this unique link with friends and family as often as you'd like.
3) Each time someone signs up through your link, you'll accrue one referral. Earn five referrals and get $20 credited back to you. Easy peasy!
Don't stop there. There are more prizes to earn as you continue spreading the word. Here is the referral prize chart:
5 Referrals: $20 of your registration fee credited back
10 Referrals: Cozy Long Sleeved Shirt
15 Referrals: The remainder of your base registration fee credited back
20 Referrals: Big Comfy Hoodie
The Cozy Long Sleeved Shirt and Big Comfy Hoodie are designed exclusively for our PSL members (read: you cannot buy these!)
For all the details, check out the handy PDF below. Then, start spreading the pumpkin love!
Additional race information can be found at http://www.thegreatpumpkinrun.com.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Riverside Park (downtown Grand Rapids)
2001 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505