The popular 5K race, which begins at 12th Avenue and Moreno Street and winds through scenic and historic East Hill, is sanctioned by the Pensacola Runners’ Association and attracts close to 1,200 participants each year. Proceeds from the race benefit the Sacred Heart Cathedral School and are used to contribute to the capital improvements to the buildings and grounds.
Overall winners last year received a Pumpkin Run drawstring backpack with pockets and the top three runners in each Junior Division receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal. All runners participating in the 1-mile Little Pumpkin Fun Run receive an “I did it!” participation ribbon.
In addition, you can find “goodies” with your race materials. There is always plenty of the locally-famous Pumpkin Bread for re-fueling and fantastic door prizes following the race.
Registration fees range from $13-$30 depending upon your age and how close to race day you register.
The traditional long-sleeve Pumpkin Run T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 entrants and have quickly become collectors items around the community.