Online registration for MU Health Care Pumpkin Fun Run closed on October 14.


Entries will still be accepted the day of the event. Pre-registration is closed.

Sport Info

Congratulations to the top three schools in attendance at the 11th Annual MU Health Care Pumpkin Fun Run!


Large School: Beulah Ralph Elementary School

Medium School: Shepard Boulevard Elementary School

Small School: Two Mile Prairie Elementary School


They have each won a $500 scholarship toward their school's Physical Education Departments! 

Thank you to all of our Boone County participants and their families for your continued support of the GAMES and your schools!


The Pumpkin Fun Run is a fun opportunity for all Boone County Schools (private and public) K-5 students, teachers, and families to walk or run for the chance to win $500 for their school's Physical Education programs. All you have to do is register TODAY! 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors at MU Health Care the top three schools (school size small-large) in attendance at the run will be awarded $500 toward their P.E. Department. 


Sunday, October 15, 2023

FLIGHT TIMES: There will be designated flights that will run every hour with limited spots available and are available for pre-registration:

*Time slots have no designation other than max capacity in participants

  • 1:00pm 
  • 2:00pm 
  • 3:00pm

*Mail-in registrations are subject to slot time changes if received after desired slot times are filled. 

**Onsite registration will be available for day of. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your race with a completed waiver for all participants and walkalongs to allow enough time for day of registration.


Philips Lake Park

Address: 5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy, Columbia, MO 65201

Course is a 1.4 mile loop around the gravel trail that goes around the lake.


Parking will be available in the provided paved lot on the south side of the park along with the over flow parking. We recommend carpooling if possible.


$15 entry fee for students. Entry fee includes t-shirt and registration packet with sponsor goodies.

*Parents and Teachers are allowed to run/walk with their child free of charge.  However, if the parents want to receive a Pumpkin Run t-shirt with the run, they need to register and pay the entry fee.

*Contact 573-882-2101 to inquire about scholarships.


Swag bags will include t-shirt, race day information, sponsor coupons, and for those who have pre-registered runner numbers and pins.

Packet pickup will be available Wednesday, October 11 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at our office located at 1400 S Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5, Columbia, MO 65211. Those who wish to pick up their swag bags on race day can as well.

Registration packets for onsite entries will be available day of and can be picked up at the onsite registration table.

Please allow an additional 10-15 minutes for the registration and check-in process. There will be designated areas for those who have preregistered and for onsite registrations. To save on time be sure to complete your child's waiver and any walkalongs that you will have for the race and have those in hand. You can find those waivers below.

*NOTE: All participants and walk along parents MUST fill out a waiver.


Entries will still be accepted the day of the event, but slots are limited and pre-registration is recommended.

*NOTE: All onsite registrations are not guaranteed their desired shirt size so pre-registration is highly encouraged. 


We're excited to bring back this piece of the event! We will have several onsite games and drawings for opportunities to win prizes, a vendor row with all sorts of treats and games from local businesses and organizations, a first ever Big Truck Stop that includes interactive vehicles that play a big role in our community for everyone to engage with, and much much more!


Register Online: Show-Me State Games Online Registration - Pumpkin Fun Run


Register by Mail:  To enter by mail, please complete a Pumpkin Fun Run entry form and mail it along with payment to:

Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211

*Mail-in registrations are subject to slot time changes if received after desired slot times are filled. 

WEATHER: The Pumpkin Fun Run will take place rain or shine. Flights could be delayed if there is lightening.  If changes need to be made, announcements will be made on-site and posted here or on our Pumpkin Fun Run Facebook page.


Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
PU0011:00 p.m. Race Time - TIME SLOT FULL
PU0022:00 p.m. Race Time
PU0033:00 p.m. Race Time