Didn’t find the information you were looking for on the event or information pages? Check out some of our frequently asked questions to see if we have an answer for you. If you still have questions, fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
We will begin shipping packets for the Virtual Run right after the 2020 lightweight tech hoodie is revealed! This usually happens towards the very end of August.
We prioritize shipping by when you signed up. For example, people that sign up in early spring will receive their packets before those that signed up in July.
Please note that these items may ship separate from your regular packet. We will try to consolidate orders when we ship, but since they are purchased separately, you might receive two packages on different days.
We stock a certain amount of sizes for the entire season. As fall approaches, the race typically sells out, as do sizes. Once we are out of a size, we denote it on the sign up page.
ProTip: Sign up early in order to guarantee your spot and also your preferred size! Registration opens late winter each year!
In short, we do not discount the event with coupon codes. Over the years, we have strived to offer a great experience, awesome swag, and keeping the fall tradition alive all while remaining competitive with current industry prices. We believe the event is a great value and hope you agree after attending a live event or opting for the Virtual Run option!
There are several ways to save a few bucks without using a coupon code:
Let’s break it down in 3 easy steps:
1. Someone registers and elects to create a team.
2. They tell their friends to join their team.
3. Everyone on the team saves $5!
Now, here are all the details:
The first person to register creates the team. Be sure to confer with your friends ahead of time to come up with the best team name of all time. The first person to register then tells all their friends to join. Everyone who joins during registration will save $5 on whatever registration they choose.
All packets will ship to the team captain early fall. Therefore, be sure to organize a day when everyone can get together to retrieve their packets from the team captain!
Team registration ends on August 16th at 11:59PM, so make sure to have all your friends sign up by then in order to be on the team!
Run more, earn more!
We are excited to introduce the Fall-natic Challenge, which is a new, optional challenge for 2020 to keep you going all season long. Instead of just running the Virtual Run once, this challenges you to keep up with your training goals and complete a 5K each month. Here’s how it works:
– September to Remember: Celebrate the start of fall by doing a 5K in September!
-Rocktober: Leaves are changing colors and fall is in full swing! Rock 3.1 miles in October to take it all in!
-Novem-brrr Dash: As the temps start to drop, keep up the momentum by heading out one last time.
You can pick and choose what months you want to add on or set the bar high by adding on all three (while saving some money!) Each challenge has its own unique medal, which will come in your Virtual Run packet alongside the regular finisher’s medal. After you complete each challenge, you can upload your results to RunSignup. More bling, more running, and more celebrating our favorite season!
We encourage people of all levels and abilities to come out and join us. The event itself is a fun celebration of our favorite season! Whether you run it, walk it, or somewhere in between, you will have a great time. In fact, about 1/3 of all participants opt to walk the 5K.
Thank you for your interest in helping empower girls across America! We encourage you to check out our detailed post regarding how you can help:
Become a Fundraiser
During registration you will have the opportunity to sign up to fundraise for Girls on the Run and become part of the Empowerment Patch. By fundraising, you’re making a greater impact into the organization and changing the lives of the girls who participate. Once you raise $250, you’ll receive a refund of your registration fee to this year’s run. Here are the quick and easy steps to becoming a fundraiser:
Once you are officially signed up for the Virtual Run, you’ll become part of the Pumpkin Support League! The Pumpkin Support League (or PSL) is an easy way you can earn your registration fee back by inviting friends to join you this fall. Simply share your unique referral link on social media and start accruing referral points!
Earn Your Registration Fee Back
The more people that sign up through your link, the more rewards:
5 Referrals: $20 of your registration fee credited back
10 Referrals: Exclusive PSL Beanie
15 Referrals: Exclusive PSL Big Comfy Hoodie
20 Referrals: The remainder of your base registration fee credited back
Share Early and Often
The more times you share, the more likely someone will see it and sign up using your link!
Make Sure They Use Your Link
Make sure they click through the link and register on the same visit. If they come back at a later time, the system may not count the referral due to individual browser settings. It’s a good idea to let people know you receive a referral credit as long as they click through your link and sign up in the same browsing session!
1) Check out this handy 1-page PDF we designed for the PSL program here.
2) Watch our quick explainer video on YouTube that details the entire program and shows how you can see your referral count here.
The majority of your registration fee goes to cover all the costs associated with producing the event. These include items like the lightweight tech hoodie, finisher’s medal, bib, Gourdy’s Apple Spice Mix, shipping of all items, fulfillment service, promotion of the event, customer service staff, the list goes on…
Beyond that, we are super excited for our official National Charity Partner: Girls on the Run! Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run is donating $1 for every registration this year to Girls on the Run! In addition to our donation, we’re giving participants the opportunity to fundraise and earn their registration fee back, or donate directly to Girls on the Run during registration. We hope to be able to raise over $100K for them this fall!
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, Girls on the Run transforms the lives of girls across the country by teaching them critical life skills that stay with them for a lifetime. We’re so excited for this partnership and encourage you to learn more about it here: https://www.girlsontherun.org/gotr-and-gourdys/
Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run is a 5K (3.1 miles). Considered the perfect race distance, you can run, walk, or jog. If you do more, no sweat (well, actually probably more sweat…) You can still upload and share your results!
Apparently, some people think running isn’t tough enough.
Grab a pumpkin from your nearby farm or gardening center and bring it along for the ride! In addition to the regular finisher’s medal, you’ll receive the exclusive Tough Pumpkin medal.
Be sure to snap some fun pics and use #toughpumpkin if you add this challenge on!
While we cannot gather at the starting line like we normally do, we still want to offer great options for those that signed up. Whether you join our amazing Virtual Run community to keep the fall tradition alive this year, or opt to wait until next year, we truly cannot wait to see you again.
Of course! Fill out the contact form below and we’ll do our best to answer your question!