Pumpkin Classic Run and Walk


One of the most popular events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is our Pumpkin Classic Run and Walk, sponsored by LIBBY’S® Pumpkin.


The race starts on Saturday morning at 7:30 am on North First Avenue. The flat course runs through town to the outskirts of Morton and then finishes on Jefferson Street, in the heart of the Pumpkin Festival.

No jogging strollers are allowed in the 10K. The 2 Mile Walk/Run welcomes old, young, short, tall, strollers and wheelchairs.  No roller blades and no dogs allowed.


After the race, participants are invited to join us at the Post Race Party for beverages, snacks, our famous pumpkin donuts, music, and a fun area to hang out with fellow racers and family members. There will be an awards ceremony at 9 am.

2018 Race Information

DATE:  Saturday, September 15
TIME:  Race begins 7:30 am, Post Race Party after Race, Awards Ceremony 9 am
BEGINS:  200 block of North First Avenue
ENDS:  Jefferson Street in front of PNC bank
PRICE:  $25 for the 2 Mile, $35 for the 10K

*Discounted registration until April 30! Take $5.00 off when you register early using promo code: MPFEARLY18


Registration is now OPEN!

Registration will close at capacity or on Monday, September 10 at midnight - whichever comes first. A sell out is anticipated, so register early to guarantee your spot! All participants registered by September 7 will be guaranteed to receive a tech shirt based on the sizes specified at registration. All 10K racers will receive a medallion upon completion of the race!  


10K Women:
0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

10K Men:
0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


Prizes:  One overall winner for the 10K Men's, Women's and Wheelchair divisions will receive $50.  1st-3rd place in each category will receive a pumpkin pie.  2 Mile Walk/Run 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers receive a pumpkin pie.


Packet Pick-Up:  Either on Friday, September 14, from 5 - 7 pm at Lincoln School, 100 S. Nebraska Ave., or on Saturday morning beginning at 6 am in the 200 block of North First Avenue.


Map of the 10K route

Map of the 2 Mile route


2017 Pumpkin Classic Results

Top Female overall = Kathy Hoving, Pekin


Top Male overall = Jeff Kelly, Morton 


View the 2017 race results HERE


Past Race Results