How do I get involved?


As from Thursday 5th November you need to be extra careful as to who you run with. As per government Covid guidelines you can exercise outdoors with people from your bubble or with one other person outside of your bubble. You are welcome to run solo, although all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please follow these guidelines to keep yourselves and other runners safe. 

Each one of you will need to register on-line using the tab above. Children under 16 must have an adult registered to run with them. Only £5 per person but you can make an added donation if you would like, all profits go to benefit the children at Hawkesbury Primary School. Payment is by PayPal but don't worry if you don't have a PayPal account, you can check out as normal and then choose the 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option from the PayPal screen. These are step by step instructions.

1) Go through the HU5K checkout process, choosing PayPal as the payment method.

2) When the PayPal screen opens, choose the option "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". This takes you to the  "Checkout as a Guest" page.

3) Enter your payment card and other details, then click "Pay Now".


Decide when you will be running; the course will be marked and ready from 9.00am 17th October until 8th November inclusive. 


Prepare your fancy dress!! Although optional there will be a prize for the most creative chasers. 


Raise some money for charity, to help we have a sponsorship form here that you can use. 


If you plan to run and are new to running you may wish to do some training. There’s a great training plan here if you need some inspiration.


Make your way to Hawkesbury Upton the start and finish will be at GL9 1AT, please park on the High Street or in the Village Hall car park.

Please do not block residential driveways. Please Note: All vehicles are parked at the owners risk.


Follow our pumpkins and enjoy the route!


Go around again if you fancy a 10k.....or again...or again!! What will be our GPC2020 distance record?!


Prove you've done it; upload a picture of yourselves on Facebook/Twitter or link in via Strava. Tell everyone what a fantastic time you had.

Go to Hawkesbury Stores and collect your bespoke Great Pumpkin Chase 2020 medal!


There will be only one medal per person entered. You are welcome to complete the course more than once but you will only have one medal unless you enter again. We will only issue medals to those present at the stores, you will not be able to collect medals for other people. If the Stores is shut when you finish the run please send a message to us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will arrange for your medal to be sent. Please abide by the Store's Covid rules and make sure you bring a mask with you to wear inside the shop. 


If you have any further questions send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we’ll get back to you.



The HU5k Great Pumpkin Chase 2020 would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

Please take a minute to check them out here.