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The Great Pumpkin Run: Chicago

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Located west of Chicago near Naperville, Oswego is home to Keller's Farmstand. The beautiful farm boasts an amazing corn maze, fall produce, apple trees, and tons of fun. Dash 3.1 miles and enjoy some delicious apple cider at the finish line!

Distances in this event

  1. 5K

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

    Run 5km
    $35
    Event passed

The Great Pumpkin Run: Chicago 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

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Flat
  • Trails
  • Closed roads
  • 3000 participants

From the organizer

Celebrate the best season of all by tackling 3.1 miles with us this Fall! Run, walk, skip, or jog the 5K through the farm before cooling off with some apple cider at the finish line. Gather your friends, then go register now to secure your spot!

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
  • Entry to the farm all day
  • Cup of apple cider at the finish line
  • Small pumpkin to take home
  • Free professional race photos
  • Free parking
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 6:00AM 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 September 1st.

FALL CELEBRATION!

Join us after the race to celebrate fall! We’ll have a bunch of fall themed activities planned for after the race that's great for those young and a little older!

Planned Events Include:

  • Corn Maze
  • Hay Wagon Rides Around the Farm
  • Farm Animals
  • Pedal Tractors
  • Tons of Food Including Apple Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Brats, Hot Dogs, and Homemade Fudge!

Race day registration (if the event isn't sold out) is $50. Sign up for the Chicago 5k today to guarantee a spot and receive the best price!

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 long-sleeved 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? Click the link below:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/IL/Oswego/TheGreatPumpkinRunChicago?_ga=2.60504805.931387617.1561480625-681921203.1560863568

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?

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.

The Great Pumpkin Run: Chicago weather forecast

Possible drizzle in the afternoon and evening.

78°F
Predicted highs
51°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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    Anita W
    Hi! I registered for the race but am now not able to make it. How can I get my packet mailed to me now? Thank you! I don’t live near by

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you ping customer support an email and they will help you out - [email protected] Many thanks! :)