Pumpkin 5K Returns Costume Race to Oktoberfest Reston

The Great Pumpkin 5K is on hiatus this year/Credit: Greater Washington Sports Alliance Halloween costume-clad runners will return to Reston this fall.

After the 2014 Oktoberfest took place without its popular Great Pumpkin 5K, a race is back in the lineup for 2015.

Oktoberfest Reston will feature the Reston Pumpkin 5K, said the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the annual fall festival Oct. 10-11.

The Anthem Great Pumpkin 5K, which featured one of the best logos around, was off the schedule in 2014 because the race was administered by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, which had disbanded, Chamber president and CEO Mark Ingrao said last year. He also said the Chamber planned to reorganize the race and present it themselves for 2015, which they have.

Here is what you need to know about the new Reston Pumpkin 5K:

The race begins at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Reston Town Center

There will be a Kids Pumpkin Dash at 9:30 a.m.


$30 per person until Oct. 9
$35 per person – Oct. 10 and 11

Ages 14 and under:
$20 per person until Oct. 9
$25 per person – Oct. 10 and 11

Kids’ Pumpkin Dash (recommended for kids ages 8 and under, all finishers will receive a finishers keepsake)
$10 per person until Oct. 9
$15 per person – Oct. 10 and 11

There will be a Scrambled Legs Breakfast! with food vendors and beer on tap when you cross the finish line.

Costumes encouraged.

To register, visit the race website.

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