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The Great Pumpkin Run: Kansas City

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The Great Pumpkin Run returns to downtown Kansas City! Continue the fall tradition with a 5K run starting and ending in the West Bottoms. Take in the gorgeous fall foliage and embrace the crisp October air. After dashing through the streets along the river, celebrate everything great about fall!

How to enter the The Great Pumpkin Run: Kansas City

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    5K

    Run 5km
    $35–$45
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    Virtual 5K

    Run 5km
    $35
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The Great Pumpkin Run: Kansas City routes

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The course will be mostly flat, comprised of the streets, paved trails, and bike paths surrounding the West Bottoms.

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
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Raceday Logistics

PACKET PICK-UP

Early Packet Pick-up

  • Details to be released later this summer.

Race Day

  • Race day packet pick-up will be held at the arena beginning at 7AM. 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 21st.
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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!

https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MO/KansasCity/TheGreatPumpkinRunKansasCity?_ga=2.153018233.137470084.1561129647-1225334270.1560950103

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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!

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: Kansas City weather forecast

Rain in the morning and afternoon.

73°F
Predicted highs
57°F
Predicted lows
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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