Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place on Sunday, October 27 in Manhattan Beach!
This national award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.
Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last.
Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar, including a medium-sized pumpkin. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available at the event for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.
The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.
If you don’t feel the need for speed, there will be plenty of other activities on the schedule including train rides, Gordy the Pumpkin Racecar, arts and crafts, Pumpkinrace Land and a 40 foot wave.
An awards ceremony takes place immediately following the finals with prizes awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, Best Crash and the coveted Championship Trophy. Then it’s time to sit back and enjoy a sunset concert.
It’s time to grab your pit crew and put the pedal to the pumpkin.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.pumpkinrace.com/.