Jack-O-Lantern 5K & 10K

Sat September 10 - Sat September 24, 2022 Quakertown, PA 18951 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


$30 09/24 7:35AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K with Pumpkin Challenge

$36 09/24 7:35AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT


$30 09/24 7:30AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10K with Pumpkin Challenge

$36 09/24 7:30AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Virtual Race

$25 Registration ends September 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10 K Virtual Rae

$25 Registration ends September 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
64 Shelly Rd
Richland Township Fire & Rescue
Quakertown, PA US 18951

After a fabulous race in 2021 at the new location, Jack-O-Lantern 5K & 10K returns to the Upper Bucks Rail Trail in the Quakertown area. This year, the Pumpkin Challenge will make its return. We will also be offering a virtual option. The Knights of Columbus – Quakertown are again teaming up with the Richland Township Fire & Rescue to present this year’s race. Proceeds will be split between both groups to help the Quakertown area.

*NEW* Pumpkin Challenge:           
If you are looking to take home a pumpkin and an additional medal, this may be the thing for you. You can add the pumpkin challenge to our in-person race registration fee. By participating in the challenge, you will get to pick your choice of pumpkins weighing between 2 to 5 lb. from our patch. You will need to carry the pumpkin the entire race and bring it back in 1 piece. If successful, you get to keep your pumpkin and receive a Pumpkin Challenge medal.

The race will start and finish on the Upper Bucks Rail Trail right out side the Richland Township Fire & Rescue building. 64 Shelly Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951.

Packet pick up will be from 6:30 to 7:20 am at the Richland Twp Fire & Rescue building.

- Strollers are welcomed. No animals are allowed on the course.

Virtual Option:            
For those who would like to support our great originations but are unable to make it on Sept 24th, you can participate in our virtual option. From Sept 10th through Sept 17th log your 5K or 10K distances and times through Runsignup.com. For your participation you will receive the same type of shirt the in-person runners will receive, and a finishers medal.

Each of the In-Person Races will have Overall and Age Groups, Top overall female/male, Top Master female/male, Top 1-3 in each age groups. Virtual participants  are not eligible for any awards.

Entry fee is $30 until Sept 1st; after that date $35 though race day. You can also add on the Pumpkin Challenge for an additional $6 to either distance.           
Virtual fee is $25 through Sept 17th. Pumpkin Challenge is not offered for virtual race participants.

As part of your entry fee, you will receive a technical shirt and a goodie bag. The course will be on the packed gravel Upper Bucks Rail Trail for the 5K. The 10K will also go through the paved Richland Twp Veterans Park. Indoor restrooms will be available. We are adding Port-O-Potties to reduce the restroom lines. Free postrace food from local restaurants will be available.  

Race Results:        
Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com

Updates and Photos:        
You can find all the race updates at JOL's Facebook page: Jack-O-Lantern_5k_10k | Facebook . Post race photos will also be posted here, for free down loads.

Contact: Chris Plominski Race Director at JOLRaceDirector@gmail.com

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Jack-O-Lantern 5K & 10K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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