Pumpkin Patch Dash 5K & 1-mile Family Fun Run

Click here to register online for the Pumpkin Patch Dash 5k race and/or 1-mile Fun Run.

Download the PDF registration form here.

The Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash is an Oktoberfest 5K around the beautiful 115-acre historic farm property of the Crown Point Ecology Center.  The course takes runners and walkers through the scenic area of the Ecology Center on the property’s roads, grassy and woodland trails and around the Our Lady of the Elms high school track.  Race starts at 9:00 a.m.

Before the 5K, kids can participate in the One-Mile Pumpkin Run.  The fun run goes through the beautiful farm area over obstacles and ends in the pumpkin patch where each child gets to pluck a pumpkin. Parents of children running may run with their child for no additional charge.  One mile pumpkin runners bring their plucked pumpkin back to the big red Century barn for decorating and other supervised fun fall activities as parents race.

The 5k Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m.

The 1-Mile Run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m.

Handmade pottery for top 3 runners.

Hot cider and other Oktoberfest refreshments after the race.

Kid activities in the Century barn.

Costumes encouraged and top prizes for best costumes.

All 5k finishers receive a very unique, hand-made finishers medal. Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash 5k participants will get a technical t-shirt and one-mile participants get a cotton shirt. Awards for top three overall male and female runners. Age category awards for top three in the following age groups for running divisions – RUNNERS: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.  Awards for top 5 walkers.


$25 – 5K from now until October 1 and $30 after October 1.

$10 – 1-Mile Kids Pumpkin Run until October 1.  $15 after October 1.

On race day, prices increase to $35 for the 5k Run and Walk, and $20 for the 1-Mile.

The event benefits the Crown Point Ecology Center at www.crownpt.org.


NEW: Team Challenge!
Largest team wins no matter the time or event!  Winning team will enjoy a team dinner at a designated restaurant with date/time TBD by the team leader. (Details on event registration page.)