The 43rd Annual Sycamore Pumpkin 10K Road Race and the One Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021, and is USATF- sanctioned and certified road race, we draw close to 1,800 runners from all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and beyond. Starting gun goes off at 9:05 a.m. sharp!
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.
- Legendary Long-sleeve dri-release race shirt
- Custom Race Bib
- RFID Tag Technology Timing
- 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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Race Directory, RoseMarie Treml, who is in her 20th year directing the Pumpkin Run, has really taken the event to new levels. Over the last 19 years, the event has grown from just under 1,000 runners to over 1,800 – and our goal for 2021 is to sign up 2,000 participants!
One of our most memorable races was in 2009 when the Pumpkin Run went overseas. With help from a local Sycamore man, Nathan Taylor, the Chamber organized a Pumpkin Run in Kuwait, almost 7,000 miles from Sycamore.
Treml added, “The runners also make our race special.” We have groups that run for their special cause; recently Feed My Starving Children Mobile Food Pak, which is held in November, also Breast Cancer Awareness and a group raising money for the local food pantry. She said they have also had local businesses encourage employees to run together as a group. Because it is so close to Halloween we also have many runners that come dressed in costume. We have had super heroes, zombies, morph people and even pumpkins.