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Small Pumpkin Previews: 2017 Great Pumpkin Race (Bend) & The Great Pumpkin Run (Corvallis)

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything… pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin RACES!  There are so many great pumpkin themed races throughout October and here are two awesome, small ones to consider when trying to figure out which one you want to run!

The Great Pumpkin Race in Bend takes place on October 8th, 2017 and supports the Elk Meadow Elementary School’s Integrated Arts Program.  There will be a 5K and a kids run and both will start at the C.E. Lovejoy’s Market in the Brookswood Meadow Plaza.  Prizes will be given to the top three finisher and stay after the race for music, food and pumpkin painting.  There will also be raffles for awesome prizes and raffle tickets are only $1 per ticket or $5 for 6.  Of course, costumes are encouraged! Hats will be available for purchase for $10.

The Great Pumpkin Race Details:

Where: C.E Lovejoy’s Market 19539 Amber Meadow Drive, Bend, Oregon 97702

When: October 8th, 2017

Time: Kid’s Run- 10:30am  5K- 11:00am

Cost: Kid’s Run- $5, 5K- $20, day of registration $25

Register: Click Here


The Great Pumpkin Run takes place in Corvallis on October 8th, 2017 and is sponsored by Home Life and Capalooia Brewing.  Home Life is a non-profit that supports the residential and needs of intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals.  There is a 5K and 10K option, both of which follow around the Benton County Fairgrounds and surrounding areas. Also, there is a 1K obstacle course for the kiddos before the races start. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age and gender category and there will be a ton of raffle drawings for enrolled runners.  Don’t forget your costume!  Prizes will be given to the best costume for age groups as well as overall and best group costume.  Be sure to register for the costume contest before the race begins to be eligible.  Race shirts will be available for purchase for $15.

The Great Pumpkin Run Details:

Where: Benton County Fairgrounds

When: October 8th, 2017

Time:

  • 1K Obstacle Course- 9:00am 5K- 9:40am 10K- 9:30am
  • Packet Pickup begins at 7:30am

Cost:

  • 1K Obstacle Course- $12
  • 5K- $35, Kids under the age of 12, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities it is $22
  • 10K- $40, Kids under the age of 12, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities it is $25

Register: Click Here

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