The Great Pumpkin Run: Philadelphia

Sat October 13, 2018 Directions
Race Day

The big day!


Participants will travel through beautiful grassy paths and dirt trails. This course is marked with flags, arrows, cones and other signage. Simply follow the signs and you won’t get lost.

We will have a water station near the 1.5-mile mark. We will also have water available before and after the race at packet pick-up. 


You were separated into corrals during registration. We base this on expected race paces to keep everything organized and running smoothly (pun intended). It is important to stick to your correct corral. If you cannot remember your corral assignment, you can check the sticker on the front of your bib or log in to your RunSignUp account.

All participants will be lined up at the start line by 8:45am. Simply look for the tall teardrop banners that read 'Corral A', 'Corral B', and so on. Line up behind your corral leader near the start area. 

Right at 9am, we will release Corral A. As each one clears, we'll slowly move the next corral forward into the gates. We will be sending a corral off every few minutes. Once the final corral is sent through, the start line will close and you will not be permitted onto the course. 

We welcome all ages and abilities! If you plan on walking the course, please ensure you start with the later corrals and please stick to the right-hand side so others may pass you safely!


Parking is free and will be held on-site in grassy lots. You will see parking attendants as you enter the property. Follow their directions to ensure you are parked in an efficient manner. Space is limited, so carpooling is encouraged!

If it rains prior to race day, the parking lot will get muddy. In this situation, arriving in a truck or SUV is advised.


For those of you participating in the Tough Pumpkin option, be sure to pick up your packet at the Packet Pick-Up tent first. Then head over the to the Tough Pumpkin booth marked by the large teardrop banner. You will use the tear-off on your bib to select your Tough Pumpkin.

Sizes will range from approximately 2-10 pounds. 

PRO TIP: Come to early packet pick-up on Friday for a larger range of sizes!

Please note, these pumpkins are NOT the complimentary pumpkins included in every registration. The pumpkins at the Tough Pumpkin booth are for Tough Pumpkin participants only! Everyone will receive the included pumpkin at the end of the race.