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The Great Pumpkin Run: Columbus

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Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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Located along the banks of the Scioto River is beautiful Genoa Park. Dash through the park trails and city streets, enjoying the gorgeous Fall foliage along the route. Hurry to the finish line, as a cool glass of apple cider awaits your return!

How to enter the The Great Pumpkin Run: Columbus

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
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  2. Virtual 5K

    Run 5km
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The Great Pumpkin Run: Columbus routes

The event will take place in Genoa Park and along the Scioto River in downtown columbs, a mix of city streets, bike paths, and paved trails.

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


Early Packet Pick-up

  • Details will be announced later this summer!

Race Day

  • Beginning at 8:00AM race morning, you can head to the park to retrieve your packet!

Mail My Packet

  • For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet, straight to your door! Available until October 19th.

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!


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!


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.

Questions & answers

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    Ellie G
    I signed up as a volunteer for Friday, November 1, 3:00pm-7:30pm. I know that for volunteering I am able to receive a free race entry. My hope was that I would get to use that free race entry on this race the following morning, Saturday, November 2. I just wanted to ask if I will be able to enter that specific race?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I think it is possible to take part in the race on November 2nd. The Event Organiser Volunteer Policy states that you will get a 'A FREE REGISTRATION TO The Great Pumpkin Run in 2019 (provided your running wave does not interfere IN ANY WAY with your volunteer shift)! :)
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    Debbie H
    Where and when is pre packet pick up, the site says this will be announced this summer but don't see anything about it.


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. You can swing by the park the night before the race from 4-7PM to grab your packet and avoid race day lines! Or collect on race day - beginning at 8:00AM race morning, you can head to the park to retrieve your packet! Please follow the link for the official participant guide -! :)

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Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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