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Sat October 19, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 US Directions


LECOM Costumer Caper 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Current LECOM Students/Employees & Alumni ONLY

$0 8:00AM EDT
46 spots left. Registration closes on October 18, 2024 at 11:59am EDT and re-opens on October 19, 2024 at 6:00am EDT


One Gargantuan Pumpkin-Themed Run  

The LECOM Costume Caper 5K Family Fun Run/Walk is one of the signature attractions at the world-famous and all FREE Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival, the city's largest Fall spectacular and one of the most outrageous pumpkin events in the country—

It features the most colossal cucurbits known to man—the incredible Atlantic Giant variety—weighing from 1,000 to over 2,500 pounds! Entering its sixth consecutive year, the festival has become one of the largest of its kind in the nation and includes sights and spectacles of titanic proportions such as:

  • Giant pumpkin drops
  • Incredible pumpkin sculptures
  • Massive hay bale artworks
  • "Test your strength" pumpkin pull
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Pie-eating contests
  • Glass blowing
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Kids activities and more!
Oh, and of course, one of the most colorful and creative 5Ks run/walk, then stay, for a pumpkin filled day unlike any other.
Check out the 2023 Monster Pumpkin Festival highlights, here: 2023 Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival 
Pumpkin Drop 1      


Ka-Bling...Yea, We Got It!

We hear want some nice swag to accent the accomplishment, mark the moment.

We hear want some nice swag to accent the accomplishment, mark the moment. LECOM Costume Caper 5K delivers. Your entry fee comes with an “everyone wins” package of, our "top finishers" colorful and popular glass pumpkin awards reward your success in grand style. Package includes:  

  • Official Entry to the Costume Caper 5
  • The “Jumbo Jack” Pumpkin Finisher’s Medal
  • Full-color medal lanyard
  • Savvy race t-shirt
  • Race bib
  • Special race-day treats
Participants can compete for trophies/prizes in the following categories:
  • Overall Top Finisher [Male and Female]
  • Top 3 finishers in the following age categories:
    • 14 and under
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70 and over
  • Scariest Costume
  • Funniest Costume
  • Most Original Costume
C'mon...enter now, make it an entire family affair...celebrate that finish line feeling then hop on over to experience the largest pumpkins on the planet...and enjoy Pittsburgh's signature Fall festival!


Pittsburgh Riverfront Trail in the "Strip District"
2545 Railroad St.
Pittsburgh, PA US 15222

Race Contact Info

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Last Day to guarentee your shirt size is Sept 25th. After that first come first to get the shirts !!

Register NOW for the LECOM Costume Caper 5K Family Fun Run/Walk... Part of the famous Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival!

Proceeds support deserving medical students training to brave the front-lines everywhere.

Young and old…avid racers or exercise trotters, or just plain scenic strollers…and where all participants are encouraged to disguise themselves in their favorite Halloween-themed getups! Why? Because fantastic giveaways await clever, cute and cool costume wearers: scariest, funniest and most original. Shy about donning a costume? We understand…everyone’s a winner really, so take comfort knowing each participant receives medals and some cool race bling regardless.

All participants receive the unique "Jumbo Jack" pumpkin medal and other cool swag...separate category awards too for those who come in costume and disguise...So Don't Wait!

Race will be timed by Miles of Smiles Timing complete with a disposable chip on the bib number.



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