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Pumpkin Fun Run

Event information

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-727-8700

Location: Hadley Valley – Gougar Road Access

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Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Celebrate the fall season with the Pumpkin Fun Run! The run is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities who enjoy getting active outdoors. The fun run is just less than 2.5 miles on a crushed limestone surface. Take in the sights and sounds of fall as you cruise through beautiful Hadley Valley Preserve. Strollers are welcome. 

After crossing the finish line, choose the perfect mini pumpkin to take home. Each participant will also receive a complimentary orange wrist sweatband with a zipper pocket to wear during the race and future outdoor adventures.

Enjoy fun games and activities after your run; a food truck will also be onsite.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, Oct. 11: 815-727-8700.


When registering, choose a time slot for the start of your run: 11, 11:15, 11:30 or 11:45 a.m.

Please no in-line skates, bicycles or dogs at this event. Parking is available at Hadley Valley — Gougar Road Access, and overflow parking is available at the preserve’s Route 6 Access. Check-in will be at the Gougar Road Access. 

The fun run route will be just less than 2.5 miles on a crushed limestone trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request on-line no later than 48 hours before the program.