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The 42ND Annual Pumpkin Run presented by This 10,000 meter USATF- sanctioned and certified road race, we draw almost 1,600 registered racers from all over Northern Illinois and beyond. In 2021 our starting gun will go off at 9:05 a.m. sharp!
The Pumpkin Run was named a Best of Chicagoland Race by Chicago Area Runners Association. The race is also sanctioned by USA Track and Field and the course is USATF certified. Proceeds from the Sycamore Pumpkin Run help maintain our historic downtown, create opportunities to help small businesses succeed and develop area tourism through community events.
And to those who ran last year THANK YOU!
Click here for 2019 Race Results.
RUN YOUR OWN RACE … IT’S YOU VS YOU
WE are challenging you, our runners, to “RUN YOUR OWN RACE”.
We have decided, as difficult as it was however somewhat expected, to go virtual for the 42nd Annual Pumpkin Run and One-mile Family Fun Run.
“As your race directors of the Pumpkin Run, we are committed to the health and safety of our runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators, and community,” said Rose Treml, Executive Director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.
“This kind of event, that draws over 1,600 runners and spectators annually, would not be responsible or realistic on October 25 or any time this year,” added Treml.
We are encouraging runners to get their costumes on and complete the 10K Pumpkin Run or the One-mile Family Fun Run wherever and whenever they want. Neighborhood streets, country roads, sidewalks, park paths, indoor tracks, or even a treadmill – you will make the 2020 Sycamore Pumpkin Run your very own! Want to run with a stroller? Or Fido? Do it!
“While we can’t bring thousands of people from throughout the Midwest to Sycamore for the legendary run this year, our plan is to bring the spirit of the Sycamore Pumpkin Run across the United States,” Treml said.
Our commitment to you, our runners is to provide the best and most unique virtual experience possible. Iconic 2020 race shirts, awesome 2020 bibs, reporting individual race times, and posting of times are all part of this year’s race. “We can’t wait to reveal our epic race shirt with a special edition design just for this year”, said Treml.
Also new this year, we are partnering with Northwestern Medicine Breast Health Center and hoping to make a donation. No donation is too small and net proceeds from all donations will go directly to the Breast Health Center.
Treml said “running has long been seen as a great health benefit, boosting your physical and mental health, reducing stress and more! We take comfort in knowing that while we embrace change and practice social distancing, running remains a constant companion that continues to challenge, teach, and connect us.”
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We appreciate your support as we do our best to move forward during these uncertain times.