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The Great Pumpkin Run: Iowa

2 races scheduled · 3000 participants · Sat 21st Sep 2019 · Atkins
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About this event

Bloomsbury Farm, located less than 40 minutes from Iowa City, just north of Cedar Rapids, you'll rock 3.1 miles through maize-tinted fields, dash through the pumpkin patch, all before cooling off with some apple cider at the finish line!

Raceday details
How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Sep 21 2019

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
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Route description
Route description

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.

Logistics and schedule

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 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 8th.

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 Mazes
  • Hayrack Rides Around the Farm
  • Farm Animals
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Wine Room
  • Giant Tube Slides
  • Tons of Food Including Hand-dipped Caramel Apples, Smoked Meats, Brats, Sweet Potato Fries, and Homemade Pumpkin Bars, and tons more!

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


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!\_ga=2.136597624.931387617.1561480625-681921203.1560863568

How to get there

3260 69th St, Atkins, IA 52206, USA

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Event Location
Bloomsbury Farm
3260 69th St.
Atkins, IA 52206

Parking is free but it is limited. Whether you’re traveling from Iowa City, Waterloo, Des Moines, or anywhere between, we highly encourage carpooling to help reduce traffic on race day. Please note that parking is held on grassy fields. If it rains the week leading up to the event, the lot could get muddy!

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