The 45th Annual Sycamore Pumpkin 10K Road Race and the One Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, and is USATF- sanctioned and certified road race, we draw close to 1,500 runners from all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and beyond. Starting gun goes off at 9:05 a.m. sharp!

Register Today!

Runners of all ages and abilities join together at the park just east of the National Guard Armory (516 East State Street in Sycamore) on Route 64. The route starts at the corner of Kishwaukee Drive and heads west on State Street 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. You’ll enjoy a kaleidoscope of autumn colors through the Somonauk archway of trees, east on Bethany as you between the corn fields and the horse farm, north on Airport Road, into the park and over the Kishwuakee River, through the golf course to the finish line.  

This race is held during Sycamore Illinois’ famous Pumpkin Festival and has become a staple in the Northern Illinois race circuit. The Pumpkin Run was named a Best of Chicagoland Race by Chicago Area Runners Association. 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.

Race Includes:

  • Legendary Long-sleeve dri-release race shirt
  • Custom Race Bib
  • RFID Tag Technology Timing by EnMotive
  • Live results, scoring online, searchable results with detailed leaderboard
  • USATF sanctioned & certified
  • Timing clocks at every mile
  • Live Participant Result Messaging via SMS and Twitter
  • Refreshments after race including
  • Ice cold beer for 21 & over
  • Course Marshals and Route Markings
  • Three Water stations
  • Custom Digital Finisher Certificates
  • Traffic control
  • Medical team at starting line, finish line, and following last runner
  • Finish line staffed & supervised by experienced race crew

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