Register for the 2018 Great Pumpkin Race

Join us for the for the 21st Anniversary Great Pumpkin Race on Saturday, October 27th at the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2950 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44708.  Prepacket pickup is Friday, October 26 at 4:00-6:00 PM with event day Saturday, October 27 starting at 7:00 AM.  The one mile fun run/walk begins at 8:30 am and the four mile competitive run begins at 9 am. Awards given for the competitive race for top three male and female finishers as well as the top three men an women finishers in age brackets from the young to the senior runners. Participatory ribbons given for the one mile finishers.  New in 2018 is a team category...prizes for the top three teams as well as the team with the most registrants!

All registrants will receive a performance long-sleeve tee as well as a special runner's gift. Shirt only option is also available until Oct. 12th for those who want to support our event. Our race headquarters offers inside holding areas and restroom facilities. Wheelchairs, strollers and dogs are welcome at our family friendly, inclusive event.

Special Olympians...whether they are past, present or potential athletes...are encouraged to join us and can register at the Special Olympian pricing. Buddies or caregivers are welcome to walk along at no cost.

In addition to the road events, we have pumpkin cart racing, pumpkin decorating and the chance to Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin!

Since our race began in 1998, we have raised thousands of dollars to support Special Olympic athletes in the Stark County area. More than 500 people with developmental disabilities living in Stark County participate in Special Olympics programs. The year around programs include: basketball, bowling, softball, swimming, and track and field. Proceeds from the Annual Great Pumpkin Race help purchase uniforms, equipment, field/venue rental and much more for the athletes.

Our race course is USATF Certified #OH18014MW.


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