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The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron

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Friendly atmosphere

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The Great Pumpkin Run is coming back to downtown Akron this fall! Join us for the ever popular 5K or opt for the longer distance 10K. After dashing through the streets and trail along the river, celebrate everything that's great about fall at the finish line with a cup of apple cider in hand!

How to enter the The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    $50–$60
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    $35–$45
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  3. Virtual 5k

    Run 5km
    $35
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The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron routes

The course will be mostly flat, comprised of city streets, bike paths, and paved trails in downtown Akron.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Lightweight 1/4 zip tech hoodie, perfect for fall running
  • 2019 Finisher's Medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Cup of apple cider at the finish line
  • Small pumpkin to take home
  • Free professional race photos
Raceday Logistics

PACKET PICK-UP
There are several convenient options for picking up your race packets. We like to make it easy for our runners to focus on the race, and not have to worry about the logistics of packet pick-up.

Early Packet Pick-up

  • Details will be announced later this summer!

Race Day

  • Beginning at 7:00AM race morning, you can head to Lock 3 Park to retrieve your packet!

Mail My Packet

  • For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until October 6th.
Volunteers

We’d love to have you help out on race morning. As our way of saying ‘thank you’ for volunteering, you’ll receive the awesome longsleeved volunteer shirt, light snacks, and a free race registration. Click here for details, available times, and to sign up to volunteer!

Want to learn more? Use the link below:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/OH/Akron/TheGreatPumpkinRunAkron?_ga=2.89846227.931387617.1561480625-681921203.1560863568

FAQs

Tough Pumpkin
Add on the Tough Pumpkin® option and we’ll supply you with a pumpkin to run with at packet pick-up. Cross the finish line with it intact and you’ll receive a second, exclusive Tough Pumpkin finisher medal!

Virtual Run/Walk
Can’t make it to The Great Pumpkin Run this year? No worries! Check out the always-popular Virtual option. Run or walk 3.1 miles in your own neighborhood any day this fall. We will ship you your lightweight tech hoodie and other race items, straight to your front door!

Team Registration
Want to save $5 on registration? Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each person will save. It’s better to run together, so round up your crew, sign up together and get to training for the best Chicago run in the fall!
During the initial steps of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to create or join a team. Look for the green 'Join Team' box and click that. From there, you can either create a new team or join an existing one!

Strollers?

We do not allow strollers or wagons on the course. While they are allowed at the event, they will not be permitted to enter the corral or course at any point.

Questions & answers

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    Rebecca C
    What color are the shirts for the 2019 in Akron, OH for the 5k?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. The colour of the Light Weight Tech-hoodie will be released in late august. It will be different to last year as the event organiser changes it every year!! :)

The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

65°F
Predicted highs
33°F
Predicted lows

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