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The Great Pumpkin Run: Detroit

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Friendly atmosphere

Good for beginners

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Spicer Orchards is ideally situated between Ann Arbor and Flint, just NW of Detroit. You will wind down gorgeous country roads, taking in all the Fall foliage along the way. Before you know it, the scent of cider donuts cuts through the crisp fall air as you pull into the orchard.

How to enter the The Great Pumpkin Run: Detroit

  1. 5K

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

    Run 5km
    $35
    Event passed

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The Great Pumpkin Run: Detroit 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
  • 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 7:00 AM race morning, race day packet pick-up will be held at the orchard. Please arrive early as packet pick-up lines tend to get long about an hour prior to race start.

Mail My Packet

  • For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until September 15th.

FALL CELEBRATION!

Join us after the race to celebrate fall! The orchard has tons of fun activities on Fall weekends, perfect for those young and a little older!

Planned Events Include:

  • Hayrides to Pick Fruit
  • Learn the Cider Making Process
  • Farm Animal Barn
  • Face Painting
  • Inflatable Slides
  • Tons of Great Food Including Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Pig Roast, and More!

Race day registration (if the event isn't sold out) is $50

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/MI/Fenton/TheGreatPumpkinRunDetroit?_ga=2.123550787.931387617.1561480625-681921203.1560863568

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.

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The Great Pumpkin Run: Detroit weather forecast

Light rain in the morning.

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