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Albany's Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K

  • Dates: October 29, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $25 before October 1st $30 after October 1st Day of registration $35- if event limit is not reached
  • Overview

    The City of Albany's Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K is a great race for all ages, kicking off with a spectacular fireworks display followed by a beautiful Halloween inspired course through Washington Park. Following the race, awards recognition and posting of results takes place at East Capital Park (across from City Hall), featuring age-based divisional awards and prizes. Costumes encouraged! This race also features chip timing by ARE Event Productions. All registered runners will receive a wicking fabric shirt. Fireworks at 5:45pm, race kickoff at 6:00pm! 


    5K registration is limited to 1,900 participants.
    Registration price increases to $30 on October 1, 2022.
    Day-of registration will be available for $35 ONLY if the event limit is not reached.



    Wednesday, October 26th @ARE 21A Railroad Ave Albany (4:00PM-7:00PM)

    Thursday, October 27th @ ARE 21A Railroad Ave Albany (7:00AM – 9:00AM) & (4:00PM-7:00PM) 

    Friday, October 28th @ City Hall 24 Eagle Street (11:00AM – 6:00PM) 

    Saturday, October 29th @ East Capital Park (2:00PM-5:30PM) 

    Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female runners and Best Costume Prize for Adults and Children. 

    Top three male and female finishers in each of the following categories will also receive awards: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39;  40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+. Post-race awards recognition and posting of results takes place at East Capital Park, across from City Hall. 

    Parking is located in the surface lots, garages, and metered spots throughout downtown. Free runner parking is available at the Riverfront Parking Garage thanks to Albany Parking Authority.  Parking is also available on event day at metered street parking spots and the New York State Cathedral and Madison Avenue parking lots. Please note parking restrictions and street closures when planning your route. 

    Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, glass containers of any kind, animals or pets*. All entry fees are final and non-refundable. Due to the hour of the race, dogs and carriages are prohibited. We reserve the right to cancel the race due to weather conditions that cause the running surface to be hazardous to the runners’ safety. City of Albany, AREEP, and any affiliate or venue associated with the Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K are not responsible for lost bibs. Ground rules are subject to change without notice.  Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually. (*Excludes ADA-defined service animals.)

    Strollers are welcome but we strongly encourage runners with strollers to start in the back for the safety of all involved.

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