The Great Pumpkin Run: Virtual

Sun September 1 - Mon November 11
Anywhere you like! The Virtual Race can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even the treadmill. Sign up and then gather some friends, decide on a route, and, of course, plan how you'll celebrate after you rock your 5k!

Fall: the most wonderful time of the year. 

Leaves are changing colors. Weather is cooling down. Fall flavors dominate your favorite menu. And, yes, the perfect running weather arrives. 

The Great Pumpkin Run celebrates everything that's great about fall! We love traveling the country and celebrating with our fellow runners and walkers. However, we cannot be in every city during this oh so short season. We have had many people in the past ask if there is a virtual option. Well, it's finally here! Check out the details:

-Register for the Virtual option and complete a 5K on your own accord. Simply run or walk 3.1 miles any time between September 1 and November 11. 

-We will ship you the official The Great Pumpkin Run lightweight tech hoodie, a race bib, and a sealed finisher's medal.

-Please note that you do not have to have your packet prior to running and recording your 5K time! Once registered, you can knock out your 3.1 miles anytime between September 1st and November 11th!

-After you get done rocking your 3.1 miles, you can submit your time using this form: Submit Your Time

Be sure to use #greatpumpkinrun during your run/walk!

-Official entry to the virtual race
-2019 lightweight tech hoodie, perfect for fall running weather
-2019 virtual race bib
-2019 finisher's medal
-Shipping of all items

While the virtual race is an amazing experience itself, it's even better when you have friends join you on your run/walk! Once you sign up, you will automatically become part of the Pumpkin Support League! Refer friends and family to join you to earn awesome rewards throughout the summer and fall. Here's how it works:

1) Sign up for the race. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique URL link to share.

2) Share this unique link with friends and family. 

3) Each time someone signs up through your link, you'll accrue a referral. Earn five referrals and get $20 credited back to you. Easy peasy!

Don't stop there. There are more prizes to earn as you continue spreading the word. Here is the referral prize chart:

5 Referrals: $20 of your registration fee credited back 

10 Referrals: Cozy Long Sleeved Shirt 

15 Referrals: The remainder of your base registration fee credited back

20 Referrals: Big Comfy Hoodie

The Cozy Long Sleeved Shirt and Big Comfy Hoodie are designed exclusively for our PSL members (read: you cannot buy these!)

Check out this handy PDF for full details on how our awesome program works!

The Virtual event sold out in record time last year. Secure your spot by signing up today!

Is 3.1 miles too easy for you? Add on the Tough Pumpkin option and prepare for an extra challenge! Grab a pumpkin, crush out your 3.1 miles, and earn a second, exclusive Tough Pumpkin medal! 

While not a requirement by any means, we always get a TON of photos of our runners with their Tough Pumpkin. Please use #greatpumpkinrun when you post any Tough Pumpkin photos so the entire community can see!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Be sure to use #greatpumpkinrun while training and at the event! Throughout the spring and summer, we will randomly select people using the hashtag and send them training swag! Follow us on Instagram for more chances to win (@thegreatpumpkinrun)!

After signing up for the race, be sure to download the free Strava training app. We have an awesome club with tons of member encouragement, contests, virtual training runs, and more! Track all of your runs and walks this summer and motivate others to stay active in their training! It's also the perfect app to record your actual virtual run so you can submit your time after!

Click here to download the free Strava training app for either iOS or Android. 


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