Race News


Check here for all of the latest news and developments concerning the Giant Pumpkin 5K

2016 – 2nd Annual GP5K

10.12.2016 – Go for a GP5K Personal Record!



Sign up for the GP5K PR Challenge!
Returning 2015 Runners
That beat their 2015 time
Receive a $5 Discount Coupon
For the 2017 Giant Pumpkin 5K Race!

Learn more…

09.15.2016 – GP5K Countdown Party on Sep. 20th


Download event flyer and menu here.

08.28.2016 – Gear up for the GP5K

Race gear is now available at our online store!

The store includes Caps, Jackets, Hoodies, Fleeces, Sweatshirts, Polos and shirts from $20 and up with the custom St. Gerald Giant Pumpkin 5K embroidered logo.

The items are offered directly from logosoftwear, the digitizing fees for the embroidering has already been paid for by the Giant Pumpkin 5k, the Giant Pumpkin 5K makes NO money/profit from the sale of these items.

Here is the link: http://www.logosoftwear.com/shareandsell/?store=oaklawnmdb

Note some of the items appear to be duplicates but if you look at the small thumbnails
some have both the custom embroidered logo on the left chest and the ‘GP5K.com’ graphic on the back.

If an order is for more that $99 there is usually a code available for a 10-15% discount and free shipping.

08.26.2016 – Mel Diab of Running for Kicks talks GP5K

We talked with Mel Diab from Running for Kicks in Palos Heights, IL. We asked him 5 fun questions that runners want to know. Special thanks to our GP5K Reporter, Jacob Marquez.


08.12.2016 – Announcing Couch 2 5k training

Couch 2 5K


07.05.2016 – Team challenge details announced!

Parent/Student Team Challenge Sponsored by Running for Kicks 7158 W 127th St, Palos Heights, IL. Click the image for details.


05.17.2016 – 2nd Annual St. Gerald Pumpkin 5K to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • New improved Race Age Groups increments! Kids ages 11 – 14 will each have an individual age category and ages 15 and up will be in 5 year increments
  • Upgrade to Tech t-shirts
  • Race Timing System Upgrade Race bib number (B-Tag)
  • Exciting new 5k Race challenges to be announced soon!