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.
Pumpkins in the Park is Chicago’s Official Halloween race for the whole family, and produced in partnership with the Chicago Park District. 5K participants enjoy a winding course with 2 "Fear Zones" through beautiful Lincoln Park then celebrate at the post-race party featuring a pumpkin pie eating contest, Thriller Dance Contest featuring Michael Jackson impersonator, Manny J, Costume Contests for "Best Original Costume and "Best Dead Celebrity", music, sponsor giveaways, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale beer (for participants 21 and over) and more!
The CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints is for kids 12 and under. Other kid-friendly activities include pumpkin decorating, 12 Trick-or-Treat stations 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.
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!
Fleet Feet Sports - South Loop, Old Town & Lincoln Square:
Thursday, October 24th | 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, October 25th | 10:00am - 8:00pm
Race Day Packet Pick-up at Race Site
Saturday, October 26th | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable
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.
10-12 years - ¼ mile
The 5K course runs through beautiful Lincoln Park. Hinckley Springs Water and Gatorade is available at the hydration station.
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.
Photographers will be onsite to capture the events of the day.
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.FleetFeetChicago.com and www.MyChicagoAthlete.com the day after the race.2012 Results: Searchable | 5K Overall | Age Group