2021 (43rd) Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run Offers Virtual and In-Person Experiences
Sat October 16 @ 7:15am - 12:00pm
- Virtual event window is from October 1 – 15
- In-person event is SATURDAY, October 16th
If volunteering is more your speed, we ALWAYS need more help! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering at the run!
Thank you for running with us! The Pumpkin Run has been a tradition in Half Moon Bay for many years and takes participants along the beautiful Coastal Trail overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We are hopeful to be able to hold our events in person this year, and will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved. And for those who cannot be here on race day, there will also be virtual race events. All proceeds will benefit Senior Coastsiders, a local non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities, support and resources for older adults living on the coast from Montara to Pescadero and Skyline to the Sea.
What’s in it for you?
In addition to helping local seniors and running along some of the most stunning scenery in the area, all participants will receive an awesome long sleeve race t-shirt!
Virtual Events: October 1-15, 2021: Kid’s 1-miler, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
Virtual participants will receive the same race t-shirt and have over two weeks to complete their event distance. The virtual race window dates are October 1-15, 2021.
Virtual participants also have the option of running or walking more than one event!
In The Pumpkin Run Trifecta, you can run or walk all three events any time during the event period. Not ready for a half-marathon?
Try the Pumpkin Run Double Trouble by completing both the 5K and 10K at any point during the event period. Bundles also come with a price break!
Because the events are all virtual, we will not be awarding the top finishers, but participants will still be able to see how they stack up against other finishers by uploading their times via the ASICS Runkeeper App, manually, or using any other run tracker app and will be able to print a Finisher Certificate.
In-Person Events: Saturday, October 16, 2021: Kid’s Fun Run, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
The in-person Pumpkin Run takes off from Hatch Elementary School at 490 Miramontes Ave, Half Moon Bay. To ensure the safety of all involved, we will be following all applicable safety precautions per San Mateo County guidelines. As such, we may be required to start each race in smaller waves and stagger the start times. We will update you as to start times and protocol as we get closer to the event dates and finalize our processes.
Anyone who joins us in-person will have access to a light breakfast, a small pumpkin, and all Half-marathon finishers will receive a race medal. We like to acknowledge our racers, so there will be 1st and 2nd place prizes for each age division for male and female participants and all Kids’ Fun Run participants will receive a goodie bag and medal at the finish line.
For the first time ever, you can register as a team of six or more! Gather your friends, coworkers or family and enjoy a 5% discount on race entry.
Registration is open now through midnight on October 14, 2021. In order to ensure physical distancing, there will be no race day registration! All participants must register by midnight on October 14, 2021 in order to participate in the in-person event on race day. If this changes, we will update here.
Transfers and Refunds
Visit our FAQ page for details regarding transfers and refunds.