By now, you know that Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run is a race that celebrates our favorite season. Over the last decade, 320,000+ fall-natics have helped shape the race to what it is today. Everyone has their own reason for showing up on race morning. Ours? It’s a great excuse to get outdoors, enjoy some apple cider, all with a healthy dose of exercise in the autumn air!
Founded as “The Great Pumpkin Run,” this event has been bringing all the joys of the season since 2012.
Namesake of the race. While he loves running, he never takes it too seriously.
Gourdy's Pumpkin Run has always been an event for all. Runners, walkers, skippers, and joggers are welcome!
The only tough choice you have to make is whether you want to join a location-based race or opt for the Virtual Run. In-person races are held on specific dates + times (a traditional race experience). The Virtual Run means you can complete your 5K anytime, anywhere, with all the race goodies shipped to your door!
Take part as much or as little as you want. Sure, you can show up on race morning and enjoy it. But, part of the fun is engaging with fellow fall-natics in the months leading up to the big day. A few ways:
Connect with our community of runners and walkers on our Facebook Community Group.LEARN MORE
Created several years ago, the Community Group has over 16,000 active members. It’s a peer to peer group where you can share your fall story, ask for training tips, and even show off your favorite fall recipes! Positive vibes and encouragement are the only requirement.
Strava is the premier free fitness tracking app.LEARN MORE
If you’ve been running for more than a day, you’ve likely heard of Strava, the free app that helps track all your fitness workouts.
Join the official Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run club in Strava so you can train with our community of 17,000+ runners and walkers all spring, summer, and fall!
Share photos or take a peek at what the race is like on Instagram by using #gourdyspumpkinrunLEARN MORE
Volunteer at one of the location-based races this fall and help make it all happen (plus, your registration will be free!)LEARN MORE
We always need friendly volunteers on race morning. You’ll play a critical role in making sure the race goes off without a hitch. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by some awesome people throughout the day!
Get all the details here, then find a race near you to sign up as a volunteer.
Once you've signed up for a race, you can earn your registration fee back by referring friends and family!LEARN MORE
Make running with friends even more rewarding!
After signing up for a race, you’ll be enrolled in the Pumpkin Support League (PSL for short). You’ll have a unique link to share with friends and family. As they use your link, you’ll accrue referral points. Five points gets you $20 back. 10 points and you’ll receive the remainder of your registration fee back!