What To Expect

Halloween costumes for racers and non-participants are highly encouraged!
Each year, the Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon and 8k transforms Cheadle Lake Park into a Halloween-themed Pumpkin Village that is fun for all ages! Whether you are participating in one of the races or are there for moral support, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy.
Runners will enjoy scenic views while you wind around the South Santiam River and the colorful autumn countryside while participating in the half marathon or 8k. This is a moderately level, mostly asphalt course (you may encounter dirt and gravel in some sections).
The Runaway Pumpkin Village will feature....​​
  • Kidz Zone with games and activities for children, hosted by Family Tree Relief Nursery 
  • Great food available for participants and for purchase
  • Craft beer garden featuring local micro-brews and ciders (age 21+ only so remember your I.D.!).
  • Costume contest before the race starts.. don't forget to dress up!
Come one, come all! This is one spooky event you won't want to miss!


7:30 AM - Packet pick up, gear check opens (behind food tent)

8:00 AM - Kidz Zone opens, costume contest (near music tent)

8:30 AM - Costume contest prizes

8:50 AM - Begin lining up for Half Marathon

9:00 AM - Half Marathon race start

9:20 AM - Begin lining up for 8K

9:30 AM - 8K race start

10:30 AM - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards

11:15 AM - Other top finisher awards

2:00 PM - Begin vendor booth tear down

© 2017 by ABC House and the Runaway Pumpkin Committee.