The 3rd Annual Runaway Pumpkin will kick off the NH Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 14th.  Save the date & get training – registration will be open soon!


IT’S A WRAP!  Thank you all for coming out for The 2016 Runaway Pumpkin. See you next year!

Results by Millenium Running

Check out the photos from the race here!

Congratulations to the Top Finishers & the Largest Team!

5K Male: Sam Seely, Center Harbor (18:29)
5K Female: Emily Lafferty, Epping (19:22) *Course Record*

10K Female: Corey Dowe, Barrington (36:38) *Course Record*
10K Male: Douglas Mercer (36:53)

Largest Team:  Patrick’s Pub & Eatery

Please support our generous sponsors!



Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00 am
Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main Street, Laconia, NH

 A community fundraising effort led by the employees of the Laconia Clinic to benefit WOW Trail & Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction 

The Runaway Pumpkin is back and will kick off NH Pumpkin Festival 2016!

Both the 10K (run) & 5K (run/walk) will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  New this year – Kids Fun Run (wear your orange!) at 10:00 am

Start and finish at the Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main Street, Laconia, NH (for those that joined us last year, this is just up the road from our former location at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club)
Chip Timing provided by Millennium Running

Early Bib Pick-Up Friday 4:30-6:00pm (Opechee Park, 915 North Main Street, Laconia)

Race Day Registration & Bib Pick-Up 7:30-8:45am (Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 North Main Street, Laconia)

Register by Oct. 6th!

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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 by October 6th to receive a long-sleeve technical event shirt!

The Downtown Gym Kids Fun Run                    There is no charge but we ask that you register kids so that we are ready for them!   Wear your orange and plan on some fun! 
(event shirts are not available for Kids Fun Run participants)

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

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 2016 brings new, slightly modified courses but we think it is fun to give cash to deserving speedsters so we are going to use our previous course records to get you motivated!

10K M: Rich Smith, Enfield, NH (2011, 35:45, 5:46p)
10K F: Christin Doneski, Hopkinton, NH (2011, 39:59, 6:26p)

5K M: Eric Geddis, Gilford, NH (2015, 16:46, 5.24p)
5K F: Erin McNamara, Sanbornton, NH (2011, 20:21, 6:33p)

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:half-zip-both

  • Entry in the “Runaway-Getaway” Raffle
    • Winner will receive a 3-Day, 2 Night Stay courtesy of Inn Season Resorts (Locations in NH, ME and on Cape Cod, MA
  • A Runaway Pumpkin Long Sleeve Technical 1/2 Zip Pullover

Parking is available at Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath Street 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

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

2015 Runaway Pumpkin Results 2016 Runaway Pumpkin Results