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Pumpkin Races

October 14 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Pumpkin Races are coming!

On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 10AM Rain or Shine!

This will be the 7th Annual Pumpkin Races

for the Oswegoland Optimist Club.

The pumpkin race is a simple concept.

  • Take a pumpkin (carved or not),
  • Decorate it
  • Insert 2 independent axles through the pumpkin (we will be selling kits for $20 at Chalk the Walk during Oswego’s Fall Fox Fest
    October 1st)
  • Attach wheels
  • Race your pumpkin down a hill to victory!

For Official Rules Click Here

 

 

Great family fun! Compete with your friends, neighbors, classmates and business competitors!

Winning racers will advance to the GRAND championship!

There will be two divisions:

  • Kids division (entry fee is 3 canned goods, which go to the Optimist Family Christmas Project),
  • Business Division/Adult Division (entry fee is $25, which also goes toward the Optimist Family Christmas Project).

Registration opens at 10am, and races begin at noon, at the corner of Main Street and Jackson in downtown Oswego, IL. Remember though…cheater pumpkins never prosper, and will be subject to public destruction!!!

Wear your costumes and trick or treat at downtown businesses throughout the event!!!!


Become a Sponsor

Be part of the big picture at the Oswegoland Optimist Club Pumpkin Race! Sign up before October 1st!

Sponsorship funds benefit the Optimist Club Family Christmas Project, which is quickly approaching.   Through this project, the club is able to provide Christmas gifts, groceries, clothing and much more to local families in need. Last year over 150 children experienced the joy of the holiday, while members and other participants experienced the impact this project has.

All sponsor categories will get: Their company boldly displayed on a yard sign; Their company logo posted on this page with a link to their website; any tchotchke/marketing material in a handout bag to each participant!

  • Event Sponsor $500
  • Starting Line Sponsors – $100
  • Finish Line Sponsors – $100
  • Pumpkin Patch Sponsors – $100
  • Road Sponsors – $50

2017 Sponsors: 

                                           

 

Premier Mailing & Printing – Oswego IL                                                          

 

Oswego Travel

                   

Kumon of Oswego            Oswegoland Park District            Alden of Waterford     

Fox Valley Trophy                   Oswego Ledger

 

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Venue

Downtown Oswego
53-81 S Adams St
Oswego, IL 60543 United States
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1 month ago
Oswegoland Optimist Club

We Optimists are gearing up for our Family Christmas Project.

VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in helping, we start at 6AM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oswego YMCA.

SPONSORS: To sponsor ... See more

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Family Christmas Project - Oswegoland Optimist Club

We Optimists are gearing up for our Family Christmas Project.

VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in helping, we start at 6AM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oswego YMCA.

SPONSORS: To sponsor ... See more

The Optimist Club of Oswegoand, is once again preparing for their “Family Christmas Project”. The Club works with School District 308 to find families in need, that they then set up a sponsor to ... See more

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Oswegoland Optimist Club

Though we didn’t get in many races this year due to rain, here’s what happens to cheaters at the Optimist Pumpkin Races! This is from 2015.

CHEATER PUMPKIN!!!!!!!

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Thank you so much for coming out and braving the weather. We are all disappointed we were unable to race, however the safety of our community is indeed top priority. There is a lot to coordinate ... See more

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Pumpkin races will still go on! Due to the rain does anyone have a bullhorn that we can borrow? Let us know or bring it to the race! Thanks in advance!

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The weather channels look at the natural and we are calling upon the supernatural to stop the rain. God is in control and answers the prayers of those who love him !

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Pumpkin race day is finally here!! Rain or shine it will go on. Can't wait to see everyone there!

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Pumpkin races are tomorrow rain or shine. Let's hope the rain stays away. Hope to see lots of pumpkins and people there!!!!

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PUMPKIN RACES!!!!

Registration starts at 10AM. The races begin promptly at 12PM.

Registration starts at 10AM. The races begin promptly at 12PM.

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See you Saturday! I’ll be dressed in prison orange!

Please come out and join us for the Pumpkin Races!!! Feel free to contact us with any questions. Hope to see lots of people and Pumpkins!!!

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