Event Start Time: 2:00pm kids race start, 4:00pm 5K start
Event Location: Lincoln Park South Field House at Stockton Dr. and LaSalle St.
2013 Registration Coming Soon!
The 14th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K is Chicago's Official Halloween race for the whole family! 5K participants enjoy a winding course through beautiful Lincoln Park then celebrate at the post-race party featuring costume contests.
The CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints are for kids 12 and under. Other kid-friendly activities include pumpkin decorating, and a children's costume parade.
Proceeds from the Pumpkins in the Park 5K go toward the Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival. Located in Chicago's beautiful lakefront in Lincoln Park, proceeds help Theater on the Lake maintain its 60-year tradition of showcasing Chicago's most innovative and electrifying theater.
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable
The Pumpkins in the Park 5K uses the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System. Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.
2 and under - 10 yard crawl/dash
3-5 years - 20 yard dash
6-7 years - 50 yard dash
8-9 years - 100 yard dash
10-12 years - ¼ mile
The 5K course runs through beautiful Lincoln Park. Water and Gatorade is available at the hydration station. Click here for a pdf of the course map.
Help us reduce our carbon footprint! Fleet Feet Sports highly recommends carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event.
To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA's trip planner.
Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.
Limited street parking may be available. Paid parking is available at the Chicago History Museum lot, (Clark and LaSalle, with the entrance on Stockton Drive ) or in the Lincoln Park Zoo Lot (on Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton) on a first come, first serve basis.
brightroom will be onsite to capture the events of the day. Visit brightroom.com to view photos later in the week.
The Pumpkins in the Park 5K will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made race day at the race site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day.
If you would like to volunteer for the race please email Gerrie.
Results will be posted on www.FleetFeetChicago.com and www.MyChicagoAthlete.com the day after the race.