The 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5K takes place on a scenic, point-to-point course during the peak of autumn. It starts at the entrance to Guardian Christian Academy, winding through our acres of wooded property. There are two minor hills and several curves as the trail takes you through our beautiful cross country course filled with fall foliage. You finish the last quarter mile with DJ J Train motivating you to cross the finish line. The event also includes a post-race fall festival complete with live music, a costume contest and a pumpkin-carving contest. And the race is timed, for those of you that are competitive. The Kids 1K Fun Run is open to children ages 0-12, and they will have the opportunity to chase and catch the "Great Pumpkin"! Your registration cost includes a race t-shirt, a pre-race goodies bag complete with coupons and fall themed gifts, a finisher medal and a take home carved pumpkin! **As this is a family friendly event, runners may wear costumes as long as they are not scary or evil. With all the choices available, please choose costumes which are fun and positive**
Event details and schedule
8:30 am - Opening Ceremony
9:00 am - Start of the 1K Fun Run
Approximately 9:20 following the completion of the 1K- Start of the Great Pumpkin Race 5K
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Post Race Fall Festival (Costume contest, pumpkin carving, post race snacks)
Parking is provided free of charge on property. Please bring a water bottle, your ID and do not forget to wear your most creative but please NOT scary or evil costume for our costume contest!
Race packet pick up will be at GCA Sports Complex located at 6851 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 on Friday October 23rd from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday October 24th from 7:00 to 8:00 am.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hooks the Athletic Events Coordinator for the GCA Sports Complex at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look foward to seeing everyone on race day!!