Pumpkins In The Park 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile

Sat October 28 - Sun November 5, 2023 Rochester, NY 14610 US Directions


5k (In-Person)

$35 10/28 9:00AM EDT Price increases after October 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends October 26, 2023 at 3:30pm EDT

Kids 1/2 Mile (In-Person)

$10 10/28 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 4 - 12.

Kids Virtual 1/2 Mile

$10 Registration ends October 26, 2023 at 3:30pm EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


Pumpkins In The Park 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile
Cobb's Hill Park | 100 Norris Drive | Rochester, NY
Saturday, October 28th
5K @ 9:00am | Kids 1/2 Mile @ 10:00am

A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed Event

Get those Halloween Costumes Ready!
Run or Walk through Cobbs Hill Area! 
This long-standing Halloween tradition has been a festive family friendly event!  The 5K offers a view of the stunning cityscape from one of the highest points of Rochester.  The Kids 1/2 Mile (
for kids ages 4-12) is an absolute blast running around the fields of Cobbs Hill.


Offering In person and virtual option

In-Person Entry Includes:

  • Long sleeve cotton t-shirt with 5K entry - Must register by Oct 8th to guarantee a shirt. (Additional fee with Kids 1/2 Mile Race)
  • Custom Pumpkins in the Park Bib Number
  • RFID timing w/ live online results and text/email notification of your results (must opt in to receive)
  • Overall and Age Group Awards
  • Post Race Treats
  • Fun, scenic USATF Certified 5k course through the Cobbs Hill Neighborhood and the best view of downtown
  • Finisher medal to all finishers
  • Kids Racers get a Halloween candy bag at the finish line and a pumpkin (if the pumpkin crops come in well)

Virtual Entry Includes:

  • Long sleeve cotton t-shirt with 5K entry  - Must register by Oct 8th to guarantee a shirt. (Additional fee with Kids 1/2 Mile Race)
  • Online Results
  • Finisher medal to all registrants
  • Digital Bib
  • Digital/Printable Finishers Certificate
  • Shipping for your shirt/medal (within the US)

    *The virtual is YOUR race! Choose your favorite route and run/walk it on your time! 
    Submit your results any time between 9am, October 28 - 9pm, November 5.

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other scenario, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Pumpkins in the Park Participant Shirt

Must register by October 8th to guarantee a shirt.  Shirt is $15 additional fee for the Kids 1/2 Mile.
Please Note: Design & Color Subject to Change 

5K Finisher Medal & Bibs

Participants registered for the in-person event receive a chipped event bib & medal!



Registration & Packet Pickup Info


Pumpkins in the Park 5K Registration Fee
Now - June 30th | $30
July 1st - October 15th | $35
October 16th - October 27th | $40

Pumpkins in the Park Kids 1/2 Mile Registration Fee
Now - September 30th | $10
October 1st - October 27th | $15

Pumpkins in the Park Virtual Races Registration Fee

5K | Now - October 26th | $30
Kids 1/2 Mile | Now - October 26th | $10

Packet Pick-up

  • Friday, October 27th from 10am-6pm at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620.  
  • Race Day - Saturday, October 28th from 8am - 8:55AM at Cobbs Hill Park (UNDER THE WHITE TENT).  

    It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day to get your packet.

Virtual Participants will have their items mailed the week after the event, however are welcome to come to packet pickup so they have their items for their race day.

Fleet Feet Grand Prix presented by HOKA

This event is part of the 9-Race Fleet Feet Grand Prix Series Presented by HOKA.  Eligible participants compete for over $15,000 in cash prizes and HOKA footwear throughout the series. No registration necessary. 


Top 3 Male & Female - Cash Prizes ($125, $75, $50)

Top 2 in 5 year age groups (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45--49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 76-79, 80+) - we do not double dip

Cash Prize winners Must supply provided 1099 document back to race directors within the timeframe requested and we will send you a check to the address on the 1099

Course Map


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://yellowjacketracing.com/races/pumpkins-in-the-park-2023.

Race Contact Info

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