Pumpkins in the Park 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile

Date: October 30, 2021

Length: In-Person & Virtual 5K plus Kids 1/2 Mile

Start Time: 9:00am

Location: Cobb's Hill Park (map)

A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed Event

Get those costumes ready!!! Pumpkins in the Park 5K is back and we're adding a Kids 1/2 mile run!  Both events are available as in person or virtual option.
The Kids 1/2 mile run is limited to kids 4-12.

TO VOLUNTEER CLICK HERE

* NOTE as of 10/10/21: All races are now capped... it is not advised to wait to register

Show your race bib at the Village Bakery - Armory on race morning, October 30th, for 5% off your order!

In-Person Entry Includes:
• Long sleeve cotton t-shirt (Kids 1/2 mile, additional fee applies) - Must register by Oct 10th to guarantee a shirt.  Note: Shirt colors are subject to change due to availability
• Online Results
• Courtesy of Village Bakery, In Person Athletes, can enjoy 5% off their purchase on RACE DAY ONLY if you show your bib number
• Finisher medal to all registrants
• Digital/Printable Finishers Certificate

Virtual Entry Includes:

• Long sleeve cotton t-shirt (Kids 1/2 mile, additional fee applies) - Must register by Oct 10th to guarantee a shirt.  Note: Shirt colors subject to change due to availability
• Online Results
• Finisher medal to all registrants
• Digital Bib
• Digital/Printable Finishers Certificate
• Shipping for your shirt/medal (within the US)

*The virtual is YOUR race! Choose your favorite route and run/walk it on your time! 
Submit your results any time between 8am, October 28 - 9pm, November 4.

Please Note: Shirt Color Subject to Change Based on Availability.  Must register by October 10th to guarantee a shirt.

*Kids 1/2 mile registrants will receive a finisher medal as well, but it will be different than the one above.

The virtual bib - this will be downloadable as we get closer to the virtual race period.

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other scenario, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Registration/Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup

  • Fri, October 29th from 10am-7pm at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620.  Others can get your packet for you.
  • Race Day, Sat, October 30th beginning at 8am at Cobbs Hil Park (corner of Norris and Culver).  It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day to get your packet.

Virtual participants are more than welcome to come to packet pickup so their have their gear before their race day.  We will mail virtual bags the week of November 1st

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other scenario, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Registration Fees

  Up to Sept 30 Oct 1-27 Oct 28
5K In Person $30 $35 $40
5K Virtual $30 $30  
Kids 1/2 Mile IP $10 $10 $15
Kids 1/2 Mile Virt $10 $10  

Awards

There will not be an awards ceremony.  But we will mail award certificates to winners the week following the race.

5K Awards:

  • Top Male/Female
  • To 3 Male/Female in 10 Year Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Up

There are no awards for the Kids Race, but they do get a medal.

Race Day Schedule

8:00am - Packet Pickup Opens
9:00am - 5K Race Starts
9:55am - 1/2 Mile Kids Race Start

Course/Maps

(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 Course Description
The kids race will be on the grass by the softball fields and will be 1/4 mile loop done twice.

Directions/Parking

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. there is plenty of parking in the Cobbs Hill area, including Norris Dr, the Tennis Courts Lot as well as street parking in the adjoining neighborhoods depending on what time you arrive.  Norris Dr. will be closing at 8:30am for course set up.

Parking is available in the Armory lot BUT it is limited and parking is only allowed in the back of the lot!

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