It’s a wrap!  

Thank you all for coming out to the Runaway Pumpkin – we appreciate it.  It was a great day for the WOW Trail & Lakes Region Children’s Auction!

2017 Results      2017 Photos

Congratulations to all our participants and our top 10K & 5K Finishers – with a special shout out to Corey Dowe who now holds both the 10K & 5K female course records and Tim Livingston our new 10K course record holder!

10K Female

  • Terry Ballou, Center Conway, NH – 42:01
  • Amy Babeu, Cohoes, NY – 42:12
  • Amy Johnson, Somerville, MA – 44.59

10K Male

  • Tim Livingston, Conway, NH – 33:55 ***New Course Record***
  • Rich Smith, Enfield, NH – 34:51
  • Josh Fields, Claremont, NH – 34:52

5K Female

  • Corey Dowe, Barrington, NH – 17:32 ***New Course Record***
  • Catherine Stow, Gilford, NH – 21:27
  • Nicole Hogan, Gilford, NH – 22:30

5K Male

  • Brendan Wilder, Waltham, MA – 18:46
  • Aaron Hayward, Laconia, NH – 18:50
  • Patrick Gandini, Gilford, NH – 19:29

The 3rd Annual Runaway Pumpkin will take place on October 14th as part of the 2017 NH Pumpkin Festival and we can’t wait!

Saturday, October 14th at 9:00 am
Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main Street, Laconia, NH

Both the 10K (run) & 5K (run/walk) will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017
Start and finish at the Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main Street, Laconia, NH
Chip Timing provided by Millennium Running 

The Kids Fun Run will start at 10:00 am in the Track

Registration & Fee                                          
10K Run:  $30 ($35 Race Day)
5K Run/Walk:  $25 ($30 Race Day)
Please register on-line or submit a registration form
Race Day Registration Available 7:30 – 8:45 am
Register before September 29th to receive an event shirt!      

Largest Team?  Bring It!
You know it’s more fun to participate with your friends, family & coworkers.
Get them together and earn bragging rights for the whole year!
(and we will do our part in getting you a little press for your efforts)

Bread Winners!
Cash Prizes for both 10K & 5K Races
$100 Top Male/Female Finishers
$50 Male/Female “Course Records”
“Delicious” Top Age Category Prizes (Under 19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+)

“Course Records”
OK…technically we moved to slightly modified courses in 2016 but we thought it would be fun to give cash to deserving speedsters by using our previous course records to get you motivated.  Two were broken in 2016 so let’s see what happens in 2017!

10K M: Rich Smith, Enfield, NH (2011, 35:45, 5:46p)
10K F:  Corey Dowe, Barrington, NH (2016, 36:38, 5.54p)

5K M: Eric Geddis, Gilford, NH (2015, 16:46, 5.24p)
5K F:  Emily Lafferty, (2016, 19:22, 6.14p)

Community Hero?
We think we have two excellent causes and we invite you to help us fundraise for the WOW Trail & Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

Set up your own easy to use fundraising page when you register or use our fundraising form and bring all pledges/donations on race day

Raise/Donate $100 or more and receive a WOW Trail Pullover!

Ladies Pullover

Men’s Pullover

Parking is available at Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH and at Pleasant Street School, 350 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

The Courses
10K Course
A great course that takes you around Lake Opechee and down the WOW Trail!

5K Course
A modified ‘out-and-back’ course with views of beautiful Lake Opechee

Kids Fun Run
We have great friends at The Downtown Gym that are holding our Kids Fun Run.  Plan for a 10:00 start in the track oval.

Love Our Sponsors! 
Once again, we wouldn’t have this great event without our sponsors. Please help us appreciate them.