22nd Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic

Niagara Falls, NY

Join us on Saturday October 26, 2019 for the 22nd Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic! Construction is ongoing at Whirlpool State Park on the Niagara Scenic Parkway and the regular course has been rerouted! The race will once again start and finish at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls, New York but running in the opposite direction towards Devil's Hole. Still a magnificent view! Race organizers are encouraging runners to wear costumes!

The newly redesigned USATF certified course (VIEW MAP) will start and finish at Whirlpool State Park along the Lower Niagara River with spectacular views of the Niagara River Gorge.

Whirlpool State Park
Robert Moses Parkway
Niagara Falls, New York

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place under the park gazebo from 8:30 am right up until the start of the race at 10:00 am.

Registration Fees

  • 5K & Walk Open Registration ........ $22/$28 after 10/21/19
  • 5K & Walk Checkers Registration ... $20/$26 after 10/21/19
  • 5K & Walk 5 Pack Special ............ $95 through 10/21/19
  • 5K & Walk Checkers 5 Pack .......... $85 through 10/21/19
* Register by October 14, 2019 to guarantee your official Jack O'Lantern shirt! Extra shirts (if available) will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Paper registration forms can also be downloaded and mailed.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Option
Runners are welcome to pickup their race packets on Thursday October 24th from 8am until 7pm and Friday October 25th from 8 am until noon at the Northpointe Council offices.

Northpointe Council, Inc.
800 Main Street Suite 2A
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Join us after the race for a post race celebration including food, snacks, refreshments, music and awards ceremony!

There will be plenty of free parking in the main parking lot at Whirlpool State Park.


  • $250 - First Place Male & Female Finisher
  • $150 - Second Place Male & Female Finisher
  • $100 - Third Place Male & Female Finisher
  • $75.00 - Fourth Place Male & Female Finisher
  • $50.00 - Fifth Place Male & Female Finisher
Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers and awards will be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups:

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Chris Titta at (716) 282-1228.

Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Oct 26, 2019


10:00 AM

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