The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron

Sat October 19, 2019 Directions
Lock 3 Park
200 S Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

Fall is here and so is The Great Pumpkin Run!

Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles or opt for the 10K at 6.2 miles in downtown Akron, Ohio. Participants will enjoy a scenic run that starts out at Lock 3 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 wow you!

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. Swing by the park from 4-7PM the night before the race to grab your packet and to avoid race morning lines!

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 or 10K 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

Prices increase as the race gets closer. Secure your spot today to get the best price!


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).

Is 3.1 miles too easy for you? Add on the Tough Pumpkin option and we'll supply you with a pumpkin to run or walk with during the race! Cross the finish line with it and you'll earn a second, exclusive Tough Pumpkin medal! 


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!

Click here to download the free Strava training app for either iOS or Android. 

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! 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Lock 3 Park
200 S Main St.
Akron, OH 44308


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