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The Great Pumpkin Fest 5K

Sat November 2, 2019 Canton, GA 30115 US Directions


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Cherokee Veteran's Park
7345 Cumming Hwy
Canton, GA US 30115


We apologize, but this event has ben canceled.

Pumpkins!!!  The Great Pumpkin Fest is happening, and you can run the Official Great Pumpkin Fest 5K.  The race starts at 9:00 am, and the Fesitval starts at 10:00 am, so there'll be plenty to do when you get back.  Awesome race shirts, an over the top finish line festival, and awards to the the overall M/F, masters M/F. grand master M/F, senior master M/F, as well as the top three in all the usual age groups 10 & under - 75+.

Race Contact Info

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Entry Fee & Registration

Early Bird (through 10/5)

  • 5K...$20
  • Virtual 5K...$20

Regular (through 11/1)

  • 5K...$25
  • Virtual 5K...$25

Race Day

  • 5K...$30

Event Beneficiary

This event is fundraising for  Papa's Pantry / Encompass Ministries  ( (

Papa's Pantry has just celebrated it's 20th year and has expanded to become Encompass Ministries.  Encompass Ministries utilizes a holistic approach helping individuals and families attain stability through food assistance and specific guided training to those who experience unexpected financial hardship, those who find themselves victims of domestic abuse, in addition recovery programs, and at risk youth. 

Course & Timing

Great course 100% inside of Veteran's Park that's certified (peachtree qualifier) and wonderfully flat & fast.  Electronic timing with live results.

Awards & Goodies

Great long sleeve shirts to all participants (guaranteed and in your size if you register by 10/27.

Awards will be given as follows in both Male & Female catagories:

  • Overall
  • Overall Masters
  • Overall Grand Masters
  • Overall Senior Masters
  • 5 year age groups (10 & Under - 75+)

Groups & Teams

Grab your family, friends, and coworkers & put together a team...You'll have loads of extra fun, as well as score a great discount.

5+ people...Save $2.50

11+ people...Save $3.75

21+ people...Save $5.00


*Refunds are given automatically after minimum is met.

Virtual Option

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works:

1. Register for the Virtual division & Start Training
2. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
3. Submit your race time by end of race day
4. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
5. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
6. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts, medals, and Keepsake Bibs; and put them in the mail. 

Click Here to Submit Your Race Time

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

  • All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. 


  • Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held January 2020. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website for details.

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final...We're sorry, but there are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Participants who do not attend event will forfiet any swag items.

Event Schedule

Oct. 27 - Deadline to guarantee shirt & size

Nov. 2 - Race Day

  • 8:00 am - Race Day registration & check in opens
  • 9:00 am - Race Starts



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