27th Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic

Niagara Falls, NY

Join us on Saturday October 19, 2024 for the 27th Annual Jack O'Lantern Fall Classic being sponsored by Crown Benefits! This year we are excited to announce that the race is once again back on Goat Island now that all of the park improvements have been completed! As in the past, costumes are encouraged on race day!

Northpointe Council
appreciates all who have participated in the Jack O'Lantern 5K for the past 27 years. All proceeds from this annual race enable the Council to provide high-quality, person centered prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery to those affected by substance use disorders and other addictions for adults and youth in our community.

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. All race participants who register before 10/6/24 will receive a long sleeve race shirt. A small quantity of extra shirts will be ordered and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until gone. Race day registration and packet pickup will start at 8:30am near 3-Sisters Island and the race starts at 10am.

Registration Fees

  • 5K Run Registration ........ $30/$35 after 10/6/24
  • 1.4 M Walk Registration ...... $25/$30 after 10/6/24 then $35 on race day
  • 5 Pack Special ................ $110/$150 after 10/6/24
DOWNLOAD Mail-In Registration Form (COMING SOON)

Early Packet Pickup
800 Main Street, Second Floor
(Key Bank Building)
Niagara Falls, NY

October 17th 8am to 7pm
October 18th 8am to 12pm

*Picking up for friends and family is encouraged and appreciated. 
*Curbside pickup available by calling 282-1228

Both the 5K Run and 1.5 mile walk will start and finish near 3 Sister's Island. The 5K course on Goat Island is officially certified as shown above. Those participating in the 1.5 mile walk will make one complete loop on the trolly path around Goat Island (1.55 miles total). We will start the 5K runners at 10am and we'll start the 1.5 mile walk participants about 2-3 minutes later!

Participants are asked to park in the main lot located on the east end of Goat Island (closest to 3 sisters).

Post race  food & snacks, along with the awards ceremony is being sponsored by Delaware North Services.

$1,250 in prize money will be awarded to the the top 5 male and female 5K runners. Since all participants will be receiving custom finisher medals, male & female age group awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be announced and all runners can download free finisher certificates and finish line photos from the IYR results page.

1st Place Male & Female: $250
2nd Place Male & Female: $150
3rd Place Male & Female: $100
4th Place Male & Female: $75
5th Place Male & Female: $50

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, 75-79, 80 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Cris Titta at (716) 282-1228.


Professional timing and 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
  • 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 19, 2024


10:00 AM

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Niagara Falls, NY

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