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2023 Time to Register for the 45th Annual Pumpkin Runs by Senior Coastsiders

Sun. October 15th @ 6:15am - 12:00pm

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.



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.


Distance Price
Kids’ Fun Run
5K, Run/Walk
5K, Run/Walk – Under 9 and Seniors (age discount applied at checkout)
10K, Run/Walk
10K, Run/Walk – Under 9 and Seniors (age discount applied at checkout)
Half Marathon, Run/Walk*
Half Marathon, Run/Walk* – Seniors (age discount applied at checkout)

*3.5 hour time limit


Register early to guarantee your spot in your distance of choice and your shirt size. There is no guarantee that there will be openings in your distance of choice or your shirt size of choice as race day approaches.


Virtual Events:

Can’t join us in person this year? We still have the virtual option! Virtual participants 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!

Participants will 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.

Complete your event anytime between registration open and October 14th, 2023 (you can do it all in one day or spread it across the weeks leading up to October 14, 2023). If you complete your virtual event weeks or months in advance of the September 20th registration date, you will obtain your race packet along with the other pre-registrants at that time as we will not have packets ready until the week of October 1st.



Distance Price
5K, 10K and Half Marathon
Double Trouble (5K and 10K)
Trifecta (5K, 10K and Half Marathon)

All virtual registrations must be completed no later than midnight, September 20th in order to obtain race packet! There are no guarantees that your packet will arrive in time prior to October 1st if you register after September 20th.

Race Day Information (in-person events)

The start/finish line is located at the Hatch Elementary School parking lot.

  • 6:15 AM – Bib, t-shirt, and pumpkin pick-up opens
  • 7:15 AM – Half Marathon Start*
  • 7:55 AM – Kid’s Fun Run
  • 8:10 AM – 10K Run/Walk Start
  • 8:15 AM – 5K Run/Walk Start

*Half Marathon has a 3.5 hour cut off.

NOTE: The Start Line will close 5 minutes after the start of the 1/2 marathon and 5 minutes after the 5k distance start. Please be at the start line for the distance you are running or walking with your bib pinned on the front of your most visible layer of clothing. We can not guarantee the proper course support to anyone who does not start the race on time.



There is no parking in the school lot however parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. There is also parking at Shoreline Station for $20.


Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run go directly to Senior Coastsiders, a Half Moon Bay non-profit that provides resources, support and opportunities for older adults living on the Coastside. Senior Coastsiders strives to affirm the value and dignity of Seniors and act as a community resource for information, caregiver support and innovative approaches to successful aging. Our programs include daily lunch, classes and lectures, Meals on Wheels, and Home Rehab. For more information, visit



The first 13 people who donate $100 or more will be eligible to sponsor one of our mile markers! You can even dedicate the mile in memory or in honor of someone special. We will be in contact if you are one of the first 13 to donate $100 or more.

*Donations can not be used for political advertising or religious expression.

Examples of Mile Marker dedication or sharing sponsorship:

  • Mile 2 – Sponsored by The Smith Family
  • Mile 10 – Kate will you marry me? Love, Bill
  • Mile 12 – Shop at “store”

See how many meals your donation provides here.


Hatch Elementary School
490 Miramontes Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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