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Prairie Moon Pumpkin Run

Sat October 28, 2023 Lawrence, KS 66044 US Directions


Prairie Moon Waldorf School
1853 E 1600 Rd.
Lawrence, KS US 66044


Please join us for our annual 5K and 1 Mile Prairie Moon Pumpkin Run! The 5K race begins and ends at Prairie Moon Waldorf School at 9:30am. Not up for a 5K? We have a 1 mile fun run just for you at 10:15am. Join us at the finish line for pumpkin painting, chess, additional games, tacos, coffee and baked goods. 

Current weather conditions for Lawrence on Saturday October 28th: 32-43 degrees F with 71% chance of rain. Rain is currently predicted post race time.  Come dressed prepared for a chilly and potentially rainy day of running followed by festivities indoors in the school gym. 

This year the race will be officially timed, but not yet certified. Course runs along the gravel road (1600 Rd) in front of school to the Mud Creek levee trail and back. Race is $37 per person 17+ and includes a t-shirt. Youth 16 years of age and younger $10 per person with option to buy a t-shirt for $15. Each 5k registration comes with a timed bib. The Fun Run also come with the ability to add a shirt for $20 each. If you want a t-shirt but do not want to run, feel free to register to the Fun Run and add a shirt.  

Packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet at 839 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 Friday October 27th, the day before the event from 1-7 pm and the morning of the race from 8:30-9:15 am inside the school. 5k Race will start at 9:30am and kids friendly 1 mile fun run will follow at 10:15. The fun run is not timed. Feel free to leave post race or to join in the fun that follows as long as you want. There will be pumpkin painting care of Meuschke Farms, face painting, JB's Tacos, chess, Streamline coffee, Great Harvest cinnamon rolls, hot cocoa and other activities, including free massages from Massage Envy.  All 1 mile fun run participants will receive a coupon for 1 free Eileen's Cookie. 

If you would like to make a donation but are not registering, please click on the donation tab at the top of the page. Otherwise there will be a page for you to make a donation or just skip through the registration process. Thank you! 

We would like to thank our sponsors for the generous donations. A big call out to Fleet Feet for their time, support, and donations and to R+K Real Estate Solutions. In addition to those already noted above we would also like to thank Growing Smiles, Mud + Lotus, Dale & Ron's Auto, Climb Lawrence, Trek, The Merc, Blue Collar Press, and Pure Barre.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is a non-profit Waldorf school with an early education program and 1st-8th grades serving the Lawrence community since 2001. We are screen free, nature and art based utilizing a curriculum that educates the hands, the heart and the head through academic, artistic and practical work. Please stop by our information table at the event to learn more and/or visit our website at

We look forward to seeing you!


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Run Map

The image below shows the start and finish. We will start and finish at the PMS school building. 


A big thanks to,


Fleet Feet Who has provided us with logistical assistance, location for packet pick up, did their shoe demo run at course for outreach, donating gels, volunteer time and providing discount pass (15% at packet pick up, 10% post race with bib)


R+K Real Estate Solutions our top cash donor of this year 


Also thanks to our other sponsors,

Great Harvest, Eileen's Cookies, Climb Lawrence, Trek,  Massage Envy, Merc, Blue Collar Press, Meushke Farms, Dale and Ron's Auto, Mud + Lotus, Growing Smiles, JBs Taco Truck, Pure Barre, Streamline Coffee 


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