The Great Pumpkin Run: Chicago

Sat September 14, 2019 Directions
PARTICIPANT GUIDE

WELCOME TO THE GREAT PUMPKIN RUN!

We’re so glad you could join us! Please read through all the Participant Guide tabs so you're prepared for a great race day experience!

QUICK TIPS & REMINDERS

-The event will be held at Keller’s Farm Stand (2500 Johnson Rd. Oswego, IL 60543) on Saturday, September 14.

-Please plan to arrive by 6:30 AM. If you wait until after 6:30 AM, you will face heavy traffic heading to the farm. 

-Parking will be on-site and free. Space is limited so carpooling is advised. Please note, if it rains, the lots will be muddy! 

-All participants need to be lined up at the start line by 7:45AM. We will be sending off Corral A at exactly 8AM, with other corrals leaving every few minutes after. Nobody will be permitted to start once the final corral begins. 

-The number one question we receive is 'When should we arrive?' We advise arriving up to 2 hours prior to the race start in order to avoid lines. The closer to race time you arrive, the likelihood of lines for packet pick-up, parking, restrooms, etc. increases. If you wait until after 6:30 AM to arrive, expect heavy traffic and longer lines at packet pick-up. 

-Not a runner, but still want to be part of the event? Try volunteering! For more information CLICK HERE!

-For the safety of all participants, strollers and/or wagons are not permitted on the course. They are welcome at the farm as spectators!

-If you are a participant who wants to use a backpack during the race - please take note that we only allow CLEAR backpacks, all others are prohibited.

MORE INFORMATION 

Use the drop-down menu at the top of this page for the 'Participant Guide' or click these links to navigate the guide:

Packet Pick-Up Info
Race Morning
Race Day Fun
Course Map

 

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