The First Annual Pumpkin Festival 5k Trail Run will take place on September 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Pumpkin Park.

Have you ever thought of what the Pumpkin Park looked like without the festivities of Pumpkin Festival?  Once a vibrant farm, the Pumpkin Park is now 85 acres of tranquility that is turned into a a mass of brilliant orange celebrating the WV Pumpkin Festival on the first weekend of October.  This is your chance of running/walking the Pumpkin Park and enjoying the scenic/peaceful views that the 85 acres provides. 

The Kid’s Fun Run (ages 12 and under) starts at 8:45 AM.

The Pumpkin Festival 5k Trail Run is more than just a trail run.  It’s a run that’s seeped into local history starting and finishing at the historic covered bridge. The Pumpkin 5k Trail Run will cover 85 acres of the pumpkin park and you will experience a variety of terrain conditions. Runners/walkers will navigate asphalt, gravel and grass on this 5k course. The course will parallel the park,  taking runners through scenic fields and shady tree lined paths. This is a flat course and should provide runners with little difficulty.  Strollers are discouraged due to the rough terrain of some of the trails. 

Packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the pumpkin park at a designated shelter on the main concourse of the Pumpkin Park. There is ample free parking for both spectator and  participant. There will be a fun run for children less than twelve years of age. Each child participating in the fun run will receive a pumpkin for participating.  Participants will receive a commemorative shirt and gift for participating in the Pumpkin Festival 5k Trail Run. Awards will be given to the top-three overall winners in both male and female division. There will be thirteen age group winner categories for both men and women.  Only first and second age group winners will receive awards.

The Kid’s Fun Run (ages 12 and under) starts at 8:45 AM.  Children are requested to pre-register to assure us of having enough pumpkins.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up 7:00 AM until 8:45 AM

 

Registration Fees:

  • $20.00 until August 1st
  • $25.00 until September 229th
  • $30.00 on event day, September 30th
  • Kid’s Fun Run – Free

Location: Pumpkin Park, Milton, West Virginia.

Course: Course is run on both paved roadway and trail surfaces.

Parking: Plenty of free parking near start/finish

Awards: Awards must be picked-up by 11:30 AM on race day.

Shirts: Shirts are unisex tech fabric with special Pumpkin Park logo. You must register by 18 September to be guaranteed shirt size.