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The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron

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About
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!
Participants
5K, Virtual 5k , and 10K
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Calendar
Sat 19th Oct 2019
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Akron, United States
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Where and when
Location
200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
Start times
10K:
TBC |
5K:
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Virtual 5k :
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Great Pumpkin Run: Akron
5K
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5km
$35.00 - $45.00
Virtual 5k
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5km
$35.00
10K
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10km
$50.00 - $60.00
Route information
The course will be mostly flat, comprised of city streets, bike paths, and paved trails in downtown Akron.
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
Train
How to get there
200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
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Event Location:
Lock 3 Park
200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
Parking
Parking is held in nearby garages, surface lots, and metered spots. Whether you’re traveling from Akon or outside of the area, we highly encourage carpooling to help reduce traffic on race day. Further, taking a cab or rideshare (i.e. Uber) would be another easy option. Please arrive early in order to avoid congestion!
Event day 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.
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Recent Questions
Rebecca C
09/08/2019
What color are the shirts for the 2019 in Akron, OH for the 5k?
Steph Ede
13/08/2019
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!! :)
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