Pumpkins In The Park 5K

Date: October 29, 2016

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races (1/4, 1/2, & Full Mile)

Start Time: 9:00am

Series: Kids Run Wild Races

Location: Lake Riley Lodge, Cobbs Hill Park - Rochester, NY (map)

Pumpkins In The Park 5k & Kids Run Wild Races

A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed 5k 
Prize Money To Top Finishers and Mile Splits On Course
Cash Prizes to Top 3 Male and Female ($150, $100, $75), Plus $100 Time Bonus if the overall male is under 15:30 and the overall female is under 18:00!! 

YellowJacket Racing, in conjunction with Fleet Feet Sports Rochester, will donate $1 for every entry in the 5K to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. A portion of proceeds also go to benefit the Rochester Youth Sports Foundation.

Don't Forget to Wear a Costume!


  • Chip timing including Mile 1 and Mile 2 Splits, net time for the 5k (The time it takes for you to cross the timing mats at the start is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time). Note: As per USATF rule 245 we do not use this as your official time for awards, it is provided by us to you as an additional service.
  • Live text and email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
  • Finish line video integrated into the results in the following week
  • Premium blend cotton long sleeved t-shirts to all 5k registrants by October 1st plus the next 250 registered.  Shirt sizes are only guaranteed if registered by October 1st.
  • Plenty of post-race food for all participants including bagels, doughnut holes, cookies, pretzels, and bananas. 
  • All Kids Run Wild participants will receive a finisher medal!

Registration/Packet Pickup

EVENT         By 9/30       10/1 - 10/28              Race Day
5K       $20           $22       $25
Kids Run Wild 1/4 Mile          FREE          FREE      FREE
Kids Run Wild 1/2 Mile          $10           $10       $15
Kids Run Wild 1 Mile       $10           $10       $15

Everyone registered by 10/1 plus the next 250 registrants will receive a premium blend cotton long sleeve shirt

NEW! There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all 2016 YellowJacket Racing events in 2016! All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable, no exceptions.

You can also register at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:

  • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626

 Packet Pickup

  • Thur, October 27th and Fri, October 28th from 10am-7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Sat, October 29th beginning at 7:30am at Riley Lodge


5K Awards

  • Cash Prizes to Top 3 Male and Female ($150, $100, $75) 
  • Age Group Awards to top three in Male and Female 5 year age groups: (14 under,15-19 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65-69, 70 Up)

Kids Run Wild Awards

  • All finishers receive a Kids Run Wild Finisher Medal

Costume Contest for Adults too!
Hashtag photos of yourself on Facebook to enter using the #PIPCostume tag!
Submit your entry by Tuesday November 1st, and we will announce the winner at noon on Wednesday November 2nd!

Race Day Schedule

7:30am - Registration Opens
9:00am - 5K Race Starts
10:00am - 1/4 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
10:05am - 1/2 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
10:15am - Full Mile Kids Run WIld Race Starts
10:30am - Awards Ceremony


(Map) The course has hills, but ends on a nice downhill onto the grass finish line. The course meanders around the Cobbs Hill neighborhood, up the Reservoir, then back down towards Monroe Ave and Culver Rd. There will be one water stop on course. The start is on Norris Drive outside Riley Lodge. The finish is on the grass next to the softball fields along Culver Rd. The exact same finish will be used for the kids races.

Kids Run Wild Course Description

The Kids Run Wild races will be on the grass by the softball fields and will be 1/4 mile loop.


From east or west - Take 490 to Culver Rd. Exit. Head South on Culver Rd. Turn left onto Norris Dr. Riley Lodge is on the left, next to Riley Lake. 

There is limited parking available at Riley Lodge.  Additional parking is available at the Culver Road Armory in the FAR lot past ARHAUS.