Pumpkins in the Park 5K & Kids Run Wild Races - Rochester

Date: October 26, 2019

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races

Start Time: 9:00am

Location: Cobbs Hill Park (map)

A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed 5k

Don't Forget to Wear a Costume!

Cash Prizes to Top 3 Male and Female ($150, $100, $75)

A portion of proceeds benefit the Rochester Youth Sports Foundation.



  • Finisher medals
  • Chip timing including 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 163 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 & 5K finishers will receive a finisher medal!

Registration/Packet Pickup

 Event   By Sept. 30   Oct. 1 - Oct. 23   Oct. 24 - Oct. 25  Race Day
5K $25 $30 $35 $35
 Kids Run Wild 1/4 Mile  FREE FREE FREE FREE
Kids Run Wild 1/2 Mile $10 $10 $10 $12
Kids Run Wild 1 Mile $10 $10 $10 $12

Packet Pickup

  • Thur, October 24th and Fri, October 25th from 10am-7pm at both Fleet Feet locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Sat, October 26th beginning at 7:30am at Riley Lodge

Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking volunteers to help at Registration, Finish Line, Food Area, Road Marshals, & Water Stops.  CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer at Pumpkins in the Park Rochester!


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!
Photos will be uploaded to a photo album on Fleet Feet Rochester's Facebook page, and people will vote by "liking" the pictures, winner will be announced Monday, October 29!  The picture with the most likes will win a $25 voucher to the Fleet Feet Store!

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. 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!



October 26, 2019 | Cobbs Hill Park