2014 Pumpkin Run - October 25
Benefiting the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA and Carolina North Forest
The race will begin at 5:00 PM at Carolina North Forest - Parking will begin at 3:45 PM at the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA and shuttles will start taking participants to the race site at 4:00 PM. Shuttles will return participants to the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA as soon as participants finish the event. Participants and spectators may also choose to walk to and from the YMCA and the race site. The post event party and awards will begin roughly around 5:45 PM, or as soon as participants are back at the YMCA.
Packet Pick Up
Packet Pick Up will be held at Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro on Friday, October 24th from 12 PM to 6 PM. Participants may also pick up their packet (And register if space remains) at the YMCA on race day beginning at 3:45 PM and ending at 4:30*. *The race begins at 5:00 pm - Race day PPU closes at 4:30 so we can get everyone over to the race site in time. Please arrive with plenty of time to prepare for PPU and catch the shuttle to the race site.
This event takes place at both the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA and the Carolina North Forest
Registration, parking, and post race party - Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA
Race - The actual race will start and finish at Carolina North Forest
(Shuttles will transport participants from the YMCA to the Carolina North Forest, and then back after the race. Participants and spectators may choose to walk also.)
The cost of the race is $25, and gets you an entry into the race, timing, race shirt, and post-race food/party. ALL proceeds from the race benefit the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA and the Carolina North Forest.
The race is a 4K, and takes place on the "Pumpkin Loop" on Carolina North Forest Trails. The trail is wide, and perfect for those looking to race as well as those who want to participate as families.
Please read below to learn more details about this event!
We will start participants in 3 "waves" which will allow us to increase the number of participants in the event, and also allow for a safer and more enjoyable starting experience. We will ask you to choose the appropriate wave for your ability and desire. If you want to run together as a couple, family, or friends, make sure you indicate the same wave so that you start together.
Wave #1 - Competition Wave - No Kids (Any adult who would like to "race" this event.)
Wave #2 - Youth Wave - Pacers, Durham Striders, Mini Milers, and any other youth who wants to "race" this event. (Parents may run this wave with their children.)
Wave #3 - Community Wave - Everyone else! Casual runners, joggers, walkers, families, strollers, etc. This is a family-friendly event!
Your time will not begin until you cross the start line. Please select the appropriate wave during registration.
Post Race Party
Yes, the race is what attracts most people to participate, but it's the after party that leaves people talking! Join DJ Steve Wray for dancing, games, contests, etc! Also, there will be pie, coffee, cider, and other fun treats to enjoy at the post race party! Awards will be given to the top 3 in each age group as well as overall (Overall, Overall Masters, 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 Plus.) Timeline- We will post a timeline for the post-race party the week before the event, which will include what time the awards will be given out.
We Encourage Costumes!
Run in your favorite Halloween costume and earn a chance to win a prize! Random prizes will be given to anyone who is wearing a costume at the race!