Join us for the Great Pumpkin Smash Dash!

Grab your family, friends, and favorite costume and join us on Saturday, October 15th for our 7th fun run/walk – now with a Halloween theme!

The Great Pumpkin Smash Dash kicks off at The Lone Girl Brewing Company and takes you through the streets of Waunakee on a Halloween excursion full of tricks and treats! Festivities include a pre-shuffle warm up, treat stations along the route, and a post-shuffle Halloween party including awards for the best costume, top fundraisers, and a pumpkin smash. This family friendly event has something for ALL!

Again for 2022! – We’ll have both the 5K fun/run walk AND a 1-mile family fun walk.

Online registration will be available until October 13th and onsite, but register by 2:00 PM on Friday, October 1st to ensure that you receive your t-shirt at the packet pick-up.

Event Schedule

7:30-8:45 AM – Check in at The Lone Girl Brewing Company — have your photo taken with your group and other friends; cash bar will be open

8:45 AM – Warm-up

9:00 AM – 5K Run & Walk Start

9:05 AM – 1 mile walk start

10:00 AM – Post-Shuffle Party inside the Lone Girl and pumpkin smash on the rooftop! We’ll present awards for individual, family, and team costumes and for the top fundraisers. The Lone Girl will have hot cocoa, beer, wine, and cocktails, along with items from their menu available for purchase. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.

Registration – Includes event t-shirt this year!

$35.00 Adults

$30.00 Youth (up to age 12)

Packet and Apparel Pick-up

Pick up race numbers, sponsor coupons, and apparel on Friday, October 14th from 2:00-7:00 PM at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, 208 S Century Avenue, Waunakee.

Race Route

The Great Pumpkin Smash Dash takes place on city sidewalks and the paved paths in Waunakee. There is one moderate hill about 2 miles into the route with trick-or-treat candy stations along the way to keep you going! The event starts and finishes at The Lone Girl.

About Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is a nonprofit social service agency that provides comprehensive programs, services, and case management to families in the Waunakee area who are experiencing financial hardships. It also provides numerous opportunities to Waunakee residents of all ages to get involved in volunteer service that makes a positive difference right here in our community! Visit our website to learn more.

Waiver and Release of Liability

A waiver will be required for each participant and will be available to sign at the Packet & Apparel Pick-up on October 14 or at event registration on October 15. You can also print the waiver and bring the signed copy(ies) with you to turn in.

Other questions? Contact us at or (608)849-5740.