The 2017 Jack-O-Lantern Jog will be bigger and better than ever this year!  We will again feature the spookiest 5K in Akron as we run through the historic Glendale Cemetery.  We will have plenty of food, fun, and friends for those who join us in Lock 3 before and after the run. 



Thursday, October 12, 2017


Lock 3 Park

200 S Main St.

Akron, OH 44308

Besides the MEDAL, you will get:  

  • A signature Jack-O-Lantern Jog presented by NECA/IBEW plush pumpkin
  • The best swag bag for any 5K, ever!
  • Long-sleeve race T-shirt (guaranteed if you register before September 16th, subject to availability thereafter)
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Child watch for your little ones while you run the race
  • Free entry for you or your family in the one-mile fun run. 
  • Costume contest participation

5K run/walk
free 1-mile fun run

To register, visit and click the  "register now" button
Through July 31: $20
August 1-October 12: $25
Race Day - cash or check only: $30
All mailed entries must be received by Tuesday, October 10
Make checks payable to HERMES and mail entries to:
            Hermes Sports & Events
            2425 West 11th St., Suite #2
            Cleveland, OH 44113
Online Registration will close Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 AM.

Each participant will receive a signature Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K presented by
NECA/IBEW plush pumpkin to be decorated with race swag each year, beginning in
5K awards will be given to the overall male and female winners and the top three
male and female runners in the following age groups:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. 
Prizes also are given for costume contest winners in the following categories:
Best Group, Best Adult, Best Child, Best Try


Pull Tag

For Sponsorship Information or Race Questions

Please contact Nick Ferguson at the Kohl Family YMCA at 330-434-9622 ext. 1221 or

For Registration or General Inquiries 

Please contact Hermes Sports & Events at 216-623-9933