Reston, VA

Pumpkin 5K 2015/Credit: Chip McCrea

There is still time to get off the couch and run in your Halloween costume this weekend.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Reston Pumpkin 5K & Kids’ Pumpkin Dash is part of Oktoberfest Reston on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Race time is 8:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to debut their Halloween costumes or dress in their Oktoberfest Lederhosen and join in the fun with the whole family.

Here is what you need to know:

The race is at Reston Town Center.

Race Day Schedule:

  • Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • 5K Start Time: 8:15 a.m. (course open for 60 min)
  • Kids’ Pumpkin Dash Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Awards Ceremony: 10 a.m.

Registration Fees:

5K Adult (ages 15 and over):

$30 per person through Oct. 7

$35 per person – Oct. 8 – Oct. 9 (at packet pick up)

5K (ages 14 and under):

$20 per person through Oct. 7

$25 per person – Oct. 8 – Oct. 9 (at packet pick up)

Kids’ Pumpkin Dash (recommended for kids ages 8 and under, all finishers will receive a finishers keepsake)

$10 per person through Oct. 7

$15 per person – Oct. 8 – Oct. 9 (at packet pick up)

Streets affected include Market Street inside the town center, as well as Baron Cameron Avenue, Town Center Parkway, Fountain Drive and Reston Parkway. Only Market Street will be fully blocked; the rest will have a lane closed off, so be aware if you are driving that route Sunday morning. See the course map on the PR Races site.

The rest of the Oktoberfest Reston festivities — food, beer, wine, live entertainment and more — take place on Saturday. See this previous Reston Now post for more details.

Photo: Pumpkin 5K 2015/Credit: Chip McCrea


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