Pumpkin Run Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k 

Sunday, October 15, 2023 Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay, CA

Welcome to the 45th Annual Pumpkin Run Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k by Senior Coastriders in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California; a popular tradition in Half Moon Bay for many years. 

All proceeds will benefit Senior Coastsiders, a local non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities, support and resources for older adults living on the coast. 

Scenic Views. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this scenic half-marathon course takes runners through beautiful coastline trails in Half Moon Bay, California during the month of October. 

Half Moon Bay is known for being a scenic coastline city situated right on the Pacific Ocean just miles from San Fransisco. 

Starting at 7:15 a.m. the half-marathon course The Half Marathon route closely mirrors the 5k/10k course, with a few unique twists. After the 10k turnaround point, the Half Marathon runners head north towards Mirada Road. Once they reach Mirada, participants will make a U-turn and retrace their steps, heading south until they reach Poplar Street. From there, they’ll venture into Wavecrest.

At Wavecrest, participants will again turn around, this time at the end of Redondo Beach Road. They’ll retrace their route back to Poplar Street. Continuing past Poplar Street, they’ll follow the Coastal Trail to the north, leading them to Kelly State Beach. At Kelly State Beach, they’ll rejoin the 5K/10K courses, making a left turn on Kelly, a right turn on Potter, and another left onto Miramontes, ultimately returning to Hatch Elementary.

With six aid stations throughout, this course is well-stocked for fueling and hydration. With mixed terrain, runners are encouraged to come equipped with the appropriate running attire. 

Several packet pickup opportunities are available for your convenience. 

Race Weather & Climate

Half Moon Bay, California, is a scenic coastal city situated on the Pacific Ocean, approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco. Known for its stunning beaches and charming downtown area, Half Moon Bay offers residents and visitors a relaxed coastal lifestyle with convenient access to the vibrant cultural offerings of San Francisco. Its location on the Pacific Coast and its proximity to San Francisco make it a highly sought-after destination for those seeking a coastal retreat with urban amenities nearby.

On October 15th in Half Moon Bay, CA, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 65-70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 50-55°F. This date falls in mid-autumn, featuring mild and comfortable weather. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Pumpkin Run Half Marathon Race Results

Pumpkin Run Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Pumpkin Run Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM PDT.

The time limit for the half marathon is 3.5 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Pumpkin Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $85.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $65.00 fee for the half marathon – seniors (age discount applied at checkout).
  • There is a $60.00 fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $50.00 fee for the 10k – under 9 and Seniors (age discount applied at checkout).
  • There is a $55.00 fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $45.00 fee for the 5k – under 9 and Seniors (age discount applied at checkout).
  • There is a $30.00 fee for the Kids’ Fun Run.

Pumpkin Run Half Marathon Race Website

Pumpkin Run Half Marathon Website

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