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Pumpkin Run & Walk

Pumpkin Run & Walk

The annual Pumpkin Run & Walk is an exciting and festive event that is open to all interested runners and walkers. Held each year in late October, the event has grown to over 300 official participants and many more spectators.

Featuring an accurate, excellent course, the Pumpkin Run welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes or wear orange clothing to celebrate the theme of the race. Age group performance awards and prizes for the best costumes are handed out after the race. We have indoor facilities and warm gathering areas before and after the race, healthy refreshments, free parking on campus, and door prizes. From responses on post-race runners’ surveys, the Pumpkin Run has a reputation for great atmosphere, quality organization, and being a good value.

Race day is Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.




Pumpkin Run & WalkThe 2015 Pumpkin Run Entry Form (printable pdf file) is available for printing here.

Online registration is available through Zap Events at the web site located here.

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Timing and race results are through the race experts at Gopher State Events, visit for more information. We use chip timing at the Pumpkin Run & Walk.


Race Course

The Pumpkin Run & Walk 5-kilometer race course is certified and validated by USA Track & Field, the certification code is MN-11036-RR. We are happy to have this certification and knowledge that our course is accurate and meets the standards set by the national governing organization of road racing. Click here to view and/or print a pdf of the map and course measurement certificate for Pumpkin Run & Walk 5K Race Course.

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Race Results

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Photos from the 2014 Pumpkin Run & Walk are posted on the official college Facebook page.

Photos from the 2013 Pumpkin Run & Walk are posted in two separate photo albums on the official college Facebook page, please click here and here to see the photos.

Photos from the 2012 Pumpkin Run & Walk are posted on the official college Facebook page, please click here to link to the photos.

Many photos from the 2011 Pumpkin Run & Walk are available in separate photosets on the college Facebook page located here and here.

Photographer Dave Harwig has also posted many photos on his website, images there are available for purchase with a percentage of sales being returned to the Pumpkin Run for future races. Please visit his website here for the 2011 Pumpkin Run and visit here for the 2012 Pumpkin Run race photos and here for 2013 Pumpkin Run Race photos.

For more information about the Pumpkin Run & Walk, contact Tom Urbanski at