Pumpkin Run 5k - Maryville College

Maryville, TN, USA
04 Nov, 2023 (Sat)


2 mi, 5 km


2 mi

About the event

Maryville College Exercise is Medicine On Campus 7th Annual
Pumpkin Run 5k Race / Fun Run
Sat. November 04, 2023 - 9:00 am check in - 10:00 am race start



• Runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this 5k and 2 mile fun run / walk. 
• Restrooms and packet pick up available in Cooper Athletic Center lobby the morning of the race.
• Post your favorite photos on our facebook page or instagram with the hashtag #MCScotsMove or email [email protected]

• The Pumpkin Run 5k course begins at Crawford House and meanders through the Maryville College Woods, partially on the MC Cross Country course, before finishing at Crawford House/ Mountain Challenge all on Maryville College's beautiful campus.
• Anyone who prefers a shorter course option is welcome on the stroller-friendly 2 mile, 2-lap road course from Crawford House to House in the Woods and back. This paved option is geared towards walkers and those with little ones. (This option does NOT travel through the Maryville College Woods)


• Post-race festivities,  include Halloween crafts, water and snacks, music, corn hole and the opportunity to try climbing Mountain Challenge's Alpine Tower. 

• Prizes will be awarded for Fastest Overall Male, Fastest Overall Female and Fastest Kid at Mountain Challenge’s sweet backyard outdoor fitness area.


ADULT Registration (18+)YOUTH Registration (5-17)MC STUDENT Registration$25.00 (Sept 01 - Sep 22) $20.00 (Sep 01 - Nov 04)$10.00 (Sep 01 - Nov 04)$30.00 (Sep 23 - Nov 04)  (email [email protected] for discount )  (* no shirt provided with discounted price )

• Registration includes a high quality locally designed and printed t-shirt, water and snacks on site, and the race itself which will be stopwatch timed.
• Children in strollers do NOT have to register. (No shirt will be provided)


Day of race on site at Cooper Athletic Center. Packet pick-up and registration start at 9:00 am. 


• Participants registered before October 20, 2023 are guaranteed a shirt.  
• Participants registered AFTER Oct. 20 will NOT receive a shirt.


• From Knoxville, take Pellissippi Parkway or Alcoa Highway toward McGee-Tyson airport. Pass the airport, bear left toward Maryville on Highway 35 (N. Hall Road) for 3 miles, then turn right onto 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn left onto S. Court Street, then turn left into the Maryville College campus. Follow Circle Drive as it loops to the left, then you will see Cooper Athletic Center on your right. Plenty of parking is available just behind Cooper in the gravel lots and across Circle Drive in Fayerweather's parking lot. Race begins and ends at Crawford House/ Mountain Challenge (or just point your GPS device to latitude 35.749133, longitude -83.960869).



• Maryville College Woods - Friends of the College Woods

The MC woods is vital for both curricular and co-curricular functions. Trails for running, walking, and biking provide recreation and fitness, and more than 75 amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal species can be commonly seen in the woods. Students can find respite in the 140-acre woods through activities as diverse as disc golf and bird watching. Healthy forests require management, and the college has periodic work days to remove invasive non-native plants, maintain trails, and plant native trees.  

All additional donations made will go directly to Friends of the College Woods.

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