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Saturday - 10/24/2015
Pumpkins in the Park 5K

Event Start Time: 2pm kids race start, 4pm 5K start

Event Location: Lincoln Park, Stockton Drive and LaSalle Street


5K:  $35 through 11:59pm on October 18th; $40 race week
CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints: $15



2014 Event Photographs


2015 Pumpkins in the Park

Pumpkins in the Park is Chicago’s Official Halloween race for the whole family, produced in partnership with the Chicago Park District. Participants enjoy:

  • A chip-timed 5K run or kids' race
  • Music
  • Sponsor Giveaways
  • A Complimentary Goose Island beer *for participants 21 and over
  • A variety of food options
  • Costume Contests for: Best Original Costume, Best Group Costume, Best "Star Wars" Costume
  • Pie Eating Contest



Participant T-shirt

New for 2015 — options! Register by October 12th and pick your favorite design, Vampire or Jack-o-lantern. Each design is printed on a premium gender specific technical short-sleeve shirt.  With a one-of-a-kind goodie bag featuring an awesome shirt, this race will sell out quickly. Register today and secure your favorite design!


Participants can choose the Jack-o-lantern T-shirt…


… or Vampire T-shirt.


CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints

The CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints is for kids 12 and under. Other kid-friendly activities include:

  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Children's Costume Parade
  • Popcorn Station
  • Face Painting
  • And more!



Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from the Pumpkins in the Park 5K go toward the Chicago Park District’s Night out in the Parks. Night out in the Parks provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the summer. With hundreds of Movies in the Parks, live concerts, festivals and theatrical shows, there's something for everyone.


Group Registration

Gather your friends and co-workers and come run together.  The Pumpkins in the Park 5K is great for groups!  If you have a group of 10 participants or more, e-mail us at Race@FleetFeetChicago.com to set up group registration and packet pick-up.  With group registration you will be able to register everyone at once without going through registration each time, and we will have everyone’s packets together and ready for pick-up when you arrive!


Packet Pick-up

Fleet Feet Sports–South Loop, 150 W. Roosevelt Road (Map)

Wednesday, October 21st | 10am-8pm


Fleet Feet Sports–Lakeview, 3359 N. Southport Ave. (Map)

Thursday, October 22nd | 10am-8pm


Fleet Feet Sports–Lincoln Square, 4762 N. Lincoln Ave. (Map)

Friday, October 23rd | 10am-8pm


Race Day Packet Pick-up at Race Site 

Saturday, October 24th | 1:30pm - 3:30pm


All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable


Race Shirt

5K Participants will receive a gender-specific shirt and bib number. CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints race participants will receive a cotton t-shirt and finisher award.


The Pumpkins in the Park 5K uses the latest in race timing technology, the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System. Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.

CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints

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. Hinckley Springs Water and Gatorade Endurance is available at the hydration station. Click Here to view.

Transportation and Parking

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.


  • The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards 
  • Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers; age division results will be posted at the Fleet Feet Sports tent after the race, winners may pick-up thier award at that time
  • The costume and pie-eating contest winners will also be presented with awards


Race Photos 

Photographers will be onsite to capture the events of the day. Click here to see 2014 photos.

Weather Policy

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 Rogalla.



Results will be posted on www.Pumpkins5K.com the day after the race.


2014 Results:  Searchable
2013 Results:  Searchable
2012 Results:
 Searchable | 5K Overall | Age Group
2011 Results: Overall | Age Groups
2010 Results: Overall | Age Groups
2009 Results: Overall | Age Groups
2008 Results: Overall | Age Groups
2007 Results: Overall | Age Division
Pumpkins in the Park 5K
Pumpkins in the Park 5K