Get ready to participate in a unique version of the Hawkesbury Upton 5K.


Since we couldn’t have our usual event in June, we’re doing it differently this year:

A family friendly Pumpkin Chase!


Here are some of the ways the Chase will be different:


  • Instead of a race on a single day, we'll be opening our course from 17th October until 8th November.
  • The chase is not a race but a 5km event for everyone, all ages and abilities. It will start and finish at the centre of the village of Hawkesbury Upton and will cover our usual course which visits sections of the beautiful Cotswold Way, with stunning views of the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.
  • Come and run, jog or walk the HU5k route and everyone who finishes will be awarded a beautiful, exclusive Great Pumpkin Chase 2020 medal.
  • There will be limited places, pre-registration is essential and can be completed online.



How do I get involved?


Choose your running 'team' maximum of six people in a group! Or you are welcome to run solo, although all children must be accompanied by an adult.


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 Course

The route is gently undulating, either paved, earth-surfaced or on grass fields.

There will be full signage to make sure you stay on track. 










 Critter Hunt

The Critter Hunt is free to take part. Print out the Critter Pics below before you start. The Critters are hidden all around our course. Please do not touch or move them. If you've ticked off all 20 show our friends at Hawkesbury Stores and you may get a treat!







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.