Race Description

Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K

Presented by NECA/IBEW

5K race course through the historic Glendale Cemetary in Downtown Akron



Thursday, October 11, 2018



Lock 3 Park
200 S Main St.  
Akron, OH 44308


Start Times and Details:

Registration (cash or check only)/Packet Pickup- 4:30 p.m. 

1-Mile Fun-Run and scavenger hunt (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED)- 5:15 p.m. 

5K Run/Walk - 6:00 p.m. 

Costume Judging/Awards Presentations immediately following the conclusion of the race - Approximately 6:45 p.m. 

Complimentary Childwatch will be provided to all participants with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old.  Childwatch will be open from 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Costume judges will circulate throughout the evening.  No formal entry is necessary to be considered. 

Local band, "The Openers" will be performing live, original music throughout the evening.  

One free beer will be provided to each finisher over 21 upon completion of the course.  Free food and beverage provided to all in Lock 3 following the event. 






1 Mile Fun Walk

5K Run/Walk



Prior Online Registration


Race Day - cash or check only


Online Registration will close approximately 3 days prior to the event.



All finishers will receive a participation medal at the finish line. 

5K awards will be given to the overall male and female runners and the top three male and female runners in the following age groups: 

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

Prizes for top finishers will be Halloween-themed socks.

Costume contest awards will be a Pumpkin and a Jack-O-Lantern carving kit. 


What You Get:

Race t-shirt (guaranteed if you register before October 1 - subject to availability after)

Finisher medal (fits with the other two medals in the Akron YMCA 5K series to make one large series medal)

Post-race refreshments including snacks and water at the finish line, hot dogs and Gatorade in Lock 3 and 1 free beer for each finisher over 21. 

Costume contest - Best Group, Best Adult, Best Child, Best Try

Free participation in the 1-mile Fun Run for you or your guests


More Information:


For more information, contact Nick Ferguson, Health and Wellness Director, Kohl Family YMCA at University Park, nickf@akronymca.org or 330-835-6940.

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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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Great Family Friendly Run

The atmosphere is great. The course is challenging and the setting in the cemetery at dusk is beautiful The band and the grilled hot dogs really added to the fun and excitement.

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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Great Family Friendly Run

The atmosphere is great. The course is challenging and the setting in the cemetery at dusk is beautiful The band and the grilled hot dogs really added to the fun and excitement.

James F.

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