21st Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic

Niagara Falls, NY

Join us on Saturday October 27, 2018 for the 21st Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic! The Buffalo News has named it "One of the most scenic courses in the world."  In past years we have had over 700 participants from all over Western New York, Pennsylvania, Canada and other states as well. This year the race will once again start and finish at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls, New York and race organizers are encouraging runners to wear costumes!

The race will start and finish at Whirlpool State Park along the Lower Niagara River with spectacular views of the Niagara River Gorge and beautiful Niagara Falls!

USATF Certified Course #NY13152JG

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 10/22/18
  • 5K & Walk Checkers Registration ... $20/$26 after 10/22/18
  • 5K & Walk 5 Pack Special ............ $95 through 10/22/18
  • 5K & Walk Checkers 5 Pack .......... $85 through 10/22/18
* Register by October 15, 2018 to guarantee your official Jack O'Lantern shirt! Extra shirts (if available) will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup Option
Runners are welcome to pickup their race packets on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday October 25th from 8 am until 7 pm. Also, Friday, October 26th, 2018 between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00pm 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 27, 2018


10:00 AM

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