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 9:00 AM
ROUTE: Begins at 200 block of North First Avenue and ends at Jefferson Street in front of PNC Bank
PRICE: $25 for the 2 Mile, $35 for the 10K


Registration will be open during the FRIDAY Packet Pick-Up from 5 - 7 PM at Lincoln School. Registrants must pay via debit or credit card!



This race has a limited capacity for runners. Tech t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register before we hit capacity or by midnight on Monday, September 10, 2018, whichever comes first.


Important Note: Given the race route for the 10K is a part of the Pumpkin Festival’s parade route, please recognize that the 10K course will require all participants to maintain a minimum pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone not able to maintain this pace will be asked to proceed at their own risk on the sidewalks. Note that the sidewalks will be quite busy given the preparations for the parade. If necessary, please choose to participate in the 2-mile event which has no time restrictions.


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


2018 Pumpkin Classic Results

Top Female overall = Hannah Booker, Tremont


Top Male overall = Noah Neace, Normal


View the 2018 race results HERE


Past Race Results