OCTOBER 25, 2020!!


As your race directors, we are committed to the health and safety of our runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators. In the event we have limitations with state and local guidelines, we have an awesome contingency plan for our event!

If we must, we will have a virtual option to make sure we provide the best and most unique experience possible. Iconic race shirts, awesome bibs, reporting individual race times, and posting race times all part of our contingency plans.

We appreciate your support as we do our best to move forward during these uncertain times.


Keep moving forward and remember, we’re all in this together.

Our 2020 Race Registration is open!
Click here to register today at the “Early Bird” rate.


We are so excited to announce that we will also be hosting
Same day, same time, same place!
All ages welcome.  Register Now!


Also new this year we are partnering with Northwestern Medicine Breast Health Center and hoping to make a huge donation following the race. Please help us and make a donation! No donation is too small and net proceeds from all donations will go directly to the Breast Health Center.

Please note we will be allowing race registration transfers for a limited time, but there will be no refunds for race registration.



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. Starting gun goes 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.

This year the race will use ChronoTrack timing by Lakeshore Athletic Services. Results will be provided to all runners immediately following the race. Age divisions are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and over.

Runners of all ages and abilities join together at the park just east of the National Guard Armory on Route 64. The route starts at the corner of Kishwaukee Drive and heads west on Route 64 past the beautiful historic 100 year old DeKalb County Courthouse. Runners will continue through the quaint downtown Sycamore business district and then south on historic, Somonauk Street. Runners will enjoy a kaleidoscope of autumn colors through the Somonauk archway of trees.

Once crossing the finish line racers are welcomed by wonderful volunteers who have prepared post-race refreshments, which are located in the National Guard Armory. Racers 21 and over are treated to delicious Oktoberfest beer.

And to those who ran last year THANK YOU! Click here for 2019 Race Results.


For me it’s a combination of the fall colors, great course and course workers, energetic atmosphere from the 1500+ racers but still having that small town homey feel to it. Also – can’t forget about those awesome costumes!

Angela Mabie Gordon

We love talking to participants at the finish line and helping them feel better by foam rolling sore and tight muscles!

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

The Sycamore Pumpkin Run is the only place I can race against superman,captain America and a man in a wedding dress and have a chance to finish before them all.

Zak Atwell