Join us at the 2016 Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk!

Saturday, October 1st

Location:  NWTC – 2740 W. Mason Street

Pre-event activities – starting at 8 a.m.

Official run/walk start – 10 a.m.

Register HERE for this fun event! 

Early Bird- until 9/11: $25/ages 18 & up; $15/ages 6-17; 5 and under free (no shirt)

Regular* -9/12 -9/27: $30/ages 18 & up; $15/ages 6-17; 5 and under free (no shirt)

After 9/27:  $35/ages 18 & up; $20/ages 6-17; 5 and under free (no shirt)

*All paid registration received prior to 9/11 guaranteed a limited edition tie-dyed PPW T-shirt the day of the event.  Registrations after 9/11 may need to pick up shirt at BCFF office after the event.

Runners: Chip timed event of individual start and end times.  Awards for top 5 male and top 5 female runners.  Age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, Overall

Walkers: Non-competitive event with no official times recorded

Pre-event check-in – Friday, September 30th, 4-7 p.m., NWTC Student Center (Room SC128) or day of event – Saturday, October 1st, 8-9:45 a.m.
Race results and photos will be posted at

**Check out this year’s tie-dyed PINK shirt!  Register by 9/11 to make sure you get one!

2016 PPW shirt, black single photo


To see the course route click here Route Map – NWTC

Event grounds/parking at NWTC



What is there to do before the Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk begins? From 8-9:45 a.m. … 

ppw start

Have Fun! Music, refreshments, face painting, pink hair extensions, and group photos in the photo booth.

Pile on the Pink! Be recognized as the “Best Dressed,” and be featured on our website. Wear your pink hats, sequins, feather boas, ruffle skirts…you know what to do!

Special survivor group photo. Survivors of any type of cancer receive a lavender boa and asked to gather at the Pumpkin Patch at 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. photo session.

Raffle tickets! Purchase drop raffle tickets and win awesome prizes…really, they are awesome!

“Chair-ity” silent auction. Bid on one-of-a-kind chairs decorated by cancer survivors and supporters.

Pumpkin Patch. Honor those touched by cancer.  Wear pink and purchase a real, painted “Pink Pumpkin” for $15 in honor of memory of someone you care about.  Names will be written on pumpkins and placed along the route or in our Pink Pumpkin Patch.  Pumpkins will be collected and available for you to take home at the end of the event.  Pre-order your pink painted pumpkin on the registration form.

**New for 2016** Inspire Tent.  Share your stories and honor those who have fought and still fight.  Bring your photos, written story or small memento to share and inspire others about why we walk and run.  They will be hung under the tent for all to see and experience.  No cost to participate.  Be sure to pick up your items after the event.

Volunteer.  If you’d rather help out as a volunteer, we could use your help.  Sign up HERE to check open volunteer needs – thank you!

Get Rewards and Help Others!

Support our cancer awareness and prevention education by raising pledges HERE.  Earn great rewards starting at $75.  Raise $350 or more and receive a custom-framed Jordy Nelson autographed photo.  Pledge form and fundraising ideas available HERE.

Why does the Breast Cancer Family Foundation hold the Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk? 

  • Mission. Your participation supports our mission to “Inspire people in our community to lead cancer-free healthy lifestyles”…a nice 5K run or walk on a Saturday morning gets the body moving!
  • Education.  Funds raised from entry fees, raffle tickets and our supportive business sponsors fund our cancer awareness and prevention community education programs for high school students and adults in the community…start early in life making good food and lifestyle choices and it’s never too late to do so!
  • Honoring the Fight.  All of us have been touched by cancer in some way…great place to get together with others in the community and recognize cancer survivors and those lost to cancer.

ppw kids

Things to Know

Weather.  We’re hoping for great weather on October 1st  but in case it’s not … we will not cancel the event for any reason other than severe weather conditions that would pose a danger to athletes, volunteers and spectators.

BCFF reserves the right to alter the course in any way deemed in the best interest of athletes and volunteers.  This includes, but is not limited to, distance or shape of course, postponing start, cancellation, etc.  Sorry but NO REFUNDS in the case of changes or cancellation due to weather.  If cancelled, the Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk will not be rescheduled.

Refund Policy.  Run/Walk registrations are non-refundable.

Strollers.  Strollers are welcome.  We ask people with strollers to please start at the back of the runner and walker groups.  Reminder that the runners are chip-timed.

Pet Policy.  While we love animals, please leave your pets at home.  Due to insurance and liability reasons, no dogs (or other pets) are allowed at our events including with runners or walkers on the course or as spectators.  Thank you for understanding!