Pre-race FAQ

When and where does the race start?
9:00am at the City of Bloomington's Switchyard Park (near the pavilion)

How do I start a Fundraiser for Wheeler Mission?
At the end of your Great Pumpkin Dash registration, you will be given a link to your own fundraising page. This will also be sent to you in a confirmation email. Send the link to your family and friends, asking them to support Wheeler Mission.


Race Day FAQ

Where is the Start Line?
On Bloomington's B-Line trail, directly north of Switchyard Park's Pavilion.

Are strollers allowed?

Are dogs or other pets allowed?

Will this event be timed?
No, not this year

What if I need to report a lost child or if a lost child is found?
Accompany child or person reporting lost child to Command Center (Wheeler Mission - Bloomington tent near the start/finish line). A ‘Lost Persons Form’ will be filled out, staff with radio will be contacted along with BPD and/or Indiana State Police.
An ‘Incident Report Form’ will also be available at the Command Center for anything significant that Event Staff or BPD/Indiana State Police need to know about.

Where are the restrooms?
City of Bloomington's Switchyard Park's restrooms will be available near the start/finish line.

Where is the Finish Line?
Same location as Start Line.

Is there a lost and found?
Yes, go to the Command Center (Wheeler Mission - Bloomington tent near the start/finish line).

If someone is in need of First Aid, where do they go?
For minor issues, send them to one of the First Aid Tents (near Wheeler Mission - Bloomington tent near the start/finish line or along the B-line at around the halfway point). For major issues, call 911.

Are there prizes for the run?
Top 3 males and Top 3 females will each receive a prize. Prizes will be distributed from the Wheeler Mission - Bloomington tent for these individuals.

Where can I recycle my water bottle?
There will be recycling available at the water station and the food court

Where can I park?
At a Switchyard Park parking lot.

What time do roads close and reopen on race morning?
The intersections at 1st St and B-Line Trail, 2nd St and B-Line Trail, and Kirkwood/B-Line Trail will be closed from 9:30am - 11:30am.

How can I volunteer at Wheeler Mission - Bloomington?
Visit WheelerVolunteer.org

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