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The fall tradition is back!
Get ready to tackle the 5K (3.1 miles) in downtown Akron this October. Open to all ages and abilities, runners and walkers will enjoy a picture-perfect course. After crossing the finish line, enjoy a cup of apple cider while you choose the perfect pumpkin!
Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run has become a tradition for hundreds of thousands of fall-natics since 2012. Your registrations helps support Girls on the Run, who is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
-Entry to the 5K
-2022 Lightweight Tech Hoodie, perfect for fall running weather
-2022 finisher's medal
-Commemorative race bib with chip timing
-Cup of apple cider at the finish line
-Free professional race photos
-Small pumpkin to take home
Celebrate the season with friends by creating a team! It's easy as pumpkin pie:
1) The first person to sign up creates the team.
2) That person is the designated team captain. They will enter a team name and then finish their own registration.
3) Then, they can share the team name and password so others can join!
The sweetest part? Each team member will save $5 on their registration!
The team captain does not have to sign everyone up. Rather, each team member can sign up and pay for their own registration, all while still receiving $5 off!
3.1 miles too easy? Looking to challenge yourself a little more? Add on the Tough Pumpkin option and we'll supply you with a pumpkin to tag along during the 5K!
Here's how it works:
1. Add Tough Pumpkin during registration.
2. Choose your pumpkin at packet pick-up (sizes range from a couple of pounds up to ten pounds).
3. After crossing the finish line, you'll receive the exclusive Tough Pumpkin medal in addition to the regular finisher medal!
We always need awesome volunteers to help make the race a success. There are several shifts to choose from when signing up as a volunteer. Besides having a great time at a beautiful park, you'll receive:
-Choice of a FREE race registration or a donation made to a charity of your choice
-Exclusive volunteer shirt + beanie
-Light snacks throughout the shift
Down to help out? View available shifts here!
"I have to tell you it was my first time on Sat and I thought it was the most organized event I've been to. Great job!" - Kathy K.
"Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run (5k) was great fun! A new fall tradition? 🎃 🍁 🍂" - _designerwood_
"Life is gourd🎃🤟" - eva_kubilius
"Gourdy's Pumpkin Run/Walk 2021 in the books! 🎃🚶🏻♀️🚶🏻🚶🏻It was fun doing it wih my kids! 🥰 We had to carry a 5lbs pumpkin for the entire 5k route to challenge ourselves. So our arms are very sore now! 😫 But we got some cool bling, bling medals & cute pumpkins! 🙌🏼👏🏼🎃🏅🥇🥈🥉" - careneva
"First 5k is in the books!! Also- did someone say new annual tradition?!" - laustra17
"This morning was so much fun,@livschrager and I ran Gourdy's Pumpkin Run! I did the Tough Pumpkin and carried a little 4.5lb buddy with me. 🎃" - tiarahvermillio
You in? Search 'gourdy' for exclusive Gourdy's Pumpkin Run stickers on Instagram to add a little fall flavor to your stories!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://gourdyspumpkinrun.com/.