The 20th Annual Pumpkin Run will be Sunday, October 18th at the Osprey Baseball Stadium. 

Race Day Schedule

Race day registration – 8:45 am
400 meter kids run – 9:45 am
5K – 10:09 am

Race Day Registration

  • 5k – $15
  • 400 Meter Run – $4 for kids 12 and under (RWM discount does not apply)

For more race details and to save a little money for pumpkin muffins,
please pre-register online at

Where Do The Proceeds Go?

Half the proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will go to the Missoula Food Bank. New this year, half the proceeds will go to the University of Montana Lommasson Center Solar PV Array project. This way the run can help fund the immediate and long term needs of the community.

Now to the most important part of the race: who is the overall winner? Past year’s winners have tended to be prime numbers (double meaning intended here). Since this is the 20th year, the High Pumpkin Council decreed that the number 20 be factored in somehow. After much consultation with available teenagers, it was decided that 7 is lucky, 7 is prime, and since 7 x 20 = 140, the overall winner of the race and receiver of great prizes is the 140th person to cross the finish line. Please, as part of the honor system and our desire for a fair event, do not try to calculate your position in the race while using a calculator.

Hope to see you in October!

Benjamin Schmidt 
Race Director