Register for the Great Pumpkin Race

Join for the for the 20th Anniversary Great Pumpkin Race on Saturday, October 28th.  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. 

All registrants will receive a 20th Anniversary performance long-sleeve tee as well as a  special anniversary gift. Shirt only option is also available for those who want to support our event. Our race headquarters offers inside holding areas and restroom facilities. Wheelchairs, stollers and dogs are welcome at our family friendly, inclusive event.

Check out our age based pricing for both the one mile and four mile events. 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 20th Annual Great Pumkin Race help purchase uniforms, equipment, field/venue rental and much more for the athletes.


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Waiver

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I know that participating in the Great Pumpkin Run 4 Mile and/or 1 Mile is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree not to enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of an Event official relative to my ability to safely complete the Event. I am voluntarily entering and assume all risks associated with participating in the Event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, spectators or others, vehicular or other traffic, the effect of the weather, including heat and/or humidity, wind, cold temperature, wet or icy surfaces, falling tree branches or other overhead objects, traffic and other conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this Waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of this application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Released Parties (defined below), from present and future claims and liabilities of any kind, known or unknown, arising out of my travel to or from or my participation in the event or related actives, including personal injury or death, or property or economic damage, whether caused in whole or in part by the Released Parties or any other person or thing at the Event and even though such claim or liability may arise out of negligence or fault on the part of any of the Released Parties. 
PUBLICITY RELEASE: I grant permission to each of the Released Parties to use or authorize others to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of my participation in the Event or related activities, including my name, for any legitimate purpose without remuneration. 
RELEASED PARTIES: This Waiver and Release is given to Stark County Board of DD, Plain Township, the Ohio Challenge Series, RS Racing Systems, all sponsors and officials of the event, and the officers, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers, agents, representatives, and successors of the foregoing. 
GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION AND RELEASE FOR MINOR: If I am signing this Waiver and Release on behalf of a minor, I understand and agree that my child’s participation in this Event is by my choice and, I agree that the Wavier and Release above applies equally to my child and me and any claims I, he or she may have. I also waive any derivative claims that relate to or arise out of my child’s participation in the Event. I also agree that the Publicity Release above applies to my child and me. 
RULES OF THE EVENT: I agree that attendance and/or participation in the Event is subject at all times to any and all rules and regulations of the Event.   All entries are non-refundable.

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