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Pumpkin Race

Official Truckee Pumpkin Race Rules

All participants must design and race their Pumpkin Racers according to these few important rules to ensure that the event is fun and fair for everyone.

  • Craft your Pumpkin Racer using a single pumpkin.
  • No pushing or “helping” your Pumpkin Racer on the starting line. Set it up in position then….Hands up!
  • All races are single elimination.
  • Pumpkin Racer wins when their wheels cross the finish line.
  • The Referees’ decision is final and if there is any controversy the head referee may have a race off between the Pumpkin Racers in question or all racers in the round.
  • Pumpkin Racers must have two independent axles through the body of the pumpkin and the wheels must be attached to the axles.
  • Do not attach your pumpkin onto a prefabricated chassis of any kind (skateboard, stroller, Tonka Truck, etc.)
  • NO CHEATING. Our Race Officials have a keen eye and the Mallet-O-Justice ready to bring any Cheater Pumpkin down!

Diagrams of Acceptable and Unacceptable Pumpkins