Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race

Are you a tough pumpkin? Find out this October 27 in Baton Rouge!


This is no ordinary 5k. This 3.14 mile long race on the Mississippi River Levee (by the USS Kidd) is exactly 200 feet longer than a 5k. Take the Tough Pumpkin Challenge and run “the pi” while holding a pumpkin! All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt. A special medal will be awarded to those completing the Tough Pumpkin Challenge. Overall male and female winners of the Standard Pi and the Tough Pumpkin Challenge will receive trophies. Additional prizes will be awarded by age group and for best adult male and female costume, best male and female child costume, and best group costume. This is a chip-timed race with timing provided by Cajun Timing.







Date: Friday, October 26 

Times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Varsity Sports, 2055 Perkins Road





7am – Pumpkin Pi Race Late Packet Pickup / Late Registration in the Parties by J. Griffin tent


7:30am – Pumpkin Pick Up for the Tough Pumpkin Challenge in the Painting and Pinot tent; DJ begins on stage


8am – National Anthem on stage; Runners will walk over to the race start line immediately following the anthem. First is the Lil’ Pumpkins 1 Mile Fun Run, the the Standard Pi and Tough Pumpkin Challenge will go together with Pumkin Runners lined up in the back.


9:30am – Race Winners Announced on Stage


10am – DJ ends; Snow Sisters in the Petite Princess Company tent


10:30am – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Island Girl Bake Shop on stage


11am – Petite Princess Company presents the Snow Sisters on stage


12pm – School of Rock on stage; Sleeping Beauty and her Evil Queen in the Petite Princess Company tent


12:30pm – BRMHS Magnet High School Choir on stage


1pm – Gary Bello Band on stage until 4pm


2pm – Island Princess in the Petite Princess Company tent


4pm – Halloween Parade rolls by; Halloween Town ends



Hang out in Halloween Town after the race for contests and live entertainment. Food and beverage info coming soon! Stick around or come back later to watch the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade roll by at 4 p.m.!