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The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte

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Head a mere 25 minutes north of Charlotte and escape to the gorgeous grounds of Historic Rural Hill. Dash through the autumn-hued woods, breeze past one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast, then celebrate the best season of all with a cup of apple cider in hand.

How to enter the The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    $35–$45
    Event passed
  2. Virtual 5K

    Run 5km
    $35
    Event passed

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The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte routes

The course will likely be comprised of dirt roads, paths, open grassy fields, gravel, hay, and, corn fields.

Please note that if it rains in the days leading up to the race, the course WILL become muddy.

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
  • Free parking
Raceday Logistics

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 the large party tent 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 19th.

The first wave will go at 9:00 am

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!

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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?

They 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.

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The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

62°F
Predicted highs
35°F
Predicted lows

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