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There’s no trick, but it’s a treat: the first-ever Great Pumpkin Run allows participants to run through Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Halloween morning. The event, organized by Richmond Multisports, is Saturday, October 31 and starts with a 1K Kid’s Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K at 9 a.m. Costumes are allowed, but please remember this is a family-friendly event, so no scary costumes.
The Great Pumpkin Run is a rare chance to run through the gardens with a finish near the Conservatory. Kids can join in the fun with their own run around the Garden’s Sydnor Lake. The event ends with a festive post-race party.
Members of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden receive a $10 discount off their 5K entry. Use promo code “LGBG10” when registering and please bring your membership card to packet pickup for verification.
For pricing, registration and course map, visit Great Pumpkin Run.