Pumpkin run

2017 Pumpkin Run


The 16th annual Pumpkin Run is a 1-mile youth cross-country fun run, the largest run of its kind in the nation!

DATE: Saturday, October 7, 2017

LOCATION: Pioneers Park, Lincoln (3201 Coddington – View map)


Session 1 – Small Schools/Non-LPS Schools: Heat 1 starts at 8:30 a.m.

Session 2 – Large Schools: Heat 1 starts at 10:30 a.m.

Runner order will start with oldest grades proceeding down to the youngest grades.

Please plan to arrive shortly before your scheduled run time. You DO NOT have to arrive at the beginning of your session. Carpooling is HIGHLY recommended as parking congestion is likely with over 3,500 runners and families.

NOTE:  The Pumpkin Run is a NO SMOKING event.  Please refrain from smoking or vaping on the Pioneers Park premises.  Also, for the safety of our runners and spectators, NO PETS or COSTUMES.


Heat Session Schools Grade Time
1 1 Small/Non LPS 5th & Above 8:30 a.m.
2 1 Small/Non LPS 4th 8:50 a.m.
3 1 Small/Non LPS 3rd 9:10 a.m.
4 1 Small/Non LPS 2nd 9:30 a.m.
5 1 Small/Non LPS 1st 9:50 a.m.
6 1 Small/Non LPS K & Preschool (4 & Older) 10:10 a.m.
7 2 Large 5th & Above 10:30 a.m.
8 2 Large 4th 10:50 a.m.
9 2 Large 3rd 11:10 a.m.
10 2 Large 2nd 11:30 a.m.
11 2 Large 1st 11:50 a.m.
12 2 Large K & Preschool (4 & Older) 12:10 p.m.


Small Schools/Non-LPS Schools Large Schools
Beattie Adams
Brownell Arnold
Calvert Belmont
Eastridge Campbell
Elliott Cavett
Everett Clinton
Hartley Fredstrom
Holmes Hill
Lakeview Humann
McPhee Huntington
Norwood Park Kahoa
Pershing Kloefkorn
Pyrtle Kooser
Randolph Maxey
Riley Meadow Lane
Saratoga Morley
Sheridan Prescott
West Lincoln Roper
Wysong Rousseau

Contact the Nebraska Sports Council at



Cavett Elementary

Pack and shirts

Students will get their packets and shirts at school Friday morning October 6th

All family entered under the school name of Cavett will have their shirt and packet here on Wednesday.
Parents and siblings that are entered and do not attend Cavett can pick up their packets and shirts on Thursday and or Friday.

It is best to enter Pioneers Park by using the West Van Dorn Street entrance. Parking attendants will direct you where to park.