The Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew Farms

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

The Great Pumpkin Race is set for Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Buckelew Farm just west of Tucson. NOTE - THE FITKIDZ RACE STARTS AT 7:30. THE 5K AT 8:00 This cross-country style 5K races though the Buckelew family farm and both the 5K and the Fitkidz mile include portions of their wild and crazy corn maze.  In addition to free entry into the farm, participants will also be eligible for great prizes, race day activities like pumpkin carving and kid’s face painting.  The Great Pumpkin race benefits The Arizona Center for Autism.  This is definitely one race you won’t be ‘scared’ to enter….

Shirts will be available to purchase at the event with our awesome logo!

Date and Time

Sunday, October 9, 2016
7:30 a.m. SAR FitKidz! Mile
8:00 a.m. 5K

Race Awards

We’re excited to offer prizes in multiple age groups making this race a truly family-friendly event.  Thanks to The Running Shop for providing prizes.
Age groups will be 11 and under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85+
Top three overall and Master’s winner will be taken out of age group awards. All participants are eligible for raffle prizes.

Entry to Buckelew Farms

Thanks to the Buckelew family, the entry fee into Buckelew Farms is waived so that you may purchase your own pumpkin.  All those that are in the park by race time (8:00 a.m.) will not be charged for entry.  Those arriving after after 8:00 a.m. will need to pay the entry fee.  So it’s simple, arrive early, run a great race (or cheer your favorite racer), have a great time, enjoy crafts and other activities for the entire family!

Due to safety concerns, Buckelew Farms has a no dog policy this year.  Please leave Fido at home for the race, we’re sure he’d much rather sleep in than run through the haunted corn maze anyway!

This is a cross country style race though farm fields and uneven terrain.  Baby joggers are allowed, but please be aware that some parts of the race may take extra time to navigate while you’re little one is enjoying the view!


Call Race Director Contact the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Hotline at 520-812-0159 for more information .

Race Fees

$15     SAR Member by 10/08/16
$17     All others by 10/08/16
$20     Race Day


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Monday, October 3, 2016.
  • Register online with a credit card at
  • Packet pick-up & Pre-registration at The Running Shop on Saturday, 10/8/16, from 10am - 2pm. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
  • Packet pick-up and Race-day registration from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. SAR FitKidz Mile closes at 7:15 a.m. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

The Great Pumpkin Race is a fun filled, low cost 5k through the Buckelew family farm and their wild and crazy Halloween themed corn maze. The course is a flat, traditional cross-country course along dirt roads with a finish through the haunted corn maze.  Runners of all abilities, from those competing in their first 5k, to those looking for a PR, will enjoy the course.


Buckelew Farms
17000 W Ajo Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85735-2128

Race Weather

Start-time temperatures are usually near 60 degrees F, clear skies, and no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!

Results Photos

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