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OCTOBER 21, 2023
Franklin, Virginia
7:00 AM ~ Check-In
8:00 AM ~ 5K Race
9:00 AM ~ Dash
Presented By
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Join us for the inaugural City of Franklin Trick or Trot 5K & Pumpkin Dash in historic Downtown Franklin, Virginia. Race from downtown, around the city cemetery and through residential areas. Join the fun by entering the costume contest and enjoying the music, food and post-race activities. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Franklin and Southampton County communities.


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Trick or Trot 5K Details

Get your Halloween hustle on at the City of Franklin Trick or Trot 5K race. Take an un-boo-lievable run from historic downtown Franklin through the city cemetery, to the hospital and back. Runners of all ages are welcome!

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Pumpkin Dash Details

The 1.5 mile Pumpkin Dash is open to all ages. Families and children are encouraged! Dress in your favorite costume and walk, jog, or run in this family friendly fun race through downtown Franklin to the cemetery and back. 

Costume Contest

All registered participants of the Trick or Trot 5K race and the Pumpkin Dash are eligible to enter the costume contest. Costumes will be judged prior to the races and prizes will be awarded during the post race event.

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Packet Pick-Up

There are two options to pick up your race packet - in advance the night before the event or in the morning prior to the race. 

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Post-Race Celebration

Join us at Barrett's Landing on the Blackwater River after the race for music, food, activities and awards at the post-race celebration. 

Lodging & Things To Do

The City of Franklin and surrounding areas offer several lodging options. Explore unique dining and shopping experiences, additional recreation activities, small town tranquility and rural community charm.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We have several great sponsorship opportunities to support this community event and promote your business or organization to the local area and out of town racers. 

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Event Volunteers

Want to volunteer at this community event? There are many different volunteer options available by using the link below to sign up in our volunteer app/webpage. 


Proceeds from this event beneft the Franklin and Southampton County communities with programs from the United Way and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Tax-deductible donations are welcome!

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Event Information


Presenting Partners
Trick or Trot & Pumpkin Dash Race Sponsor
5K Mid-Race Water
Station Sponsor
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Pumpkin Dash Water
Station Sponsor
Costume Contest  Sponsor
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Silver Sponsors
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Bronze Sponsors
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