Have some serious fun at the 2017 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Sunday, October 29, 2016 from noon to 5pm at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Whether you race for the pure fun of it, or to support a loved one, the World Famous Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race is a thrilling, family-friendly experience that will rekindle your childhood delight.  Enjoy heart racing thrills and jump for joy in  your fun-spirited quest for the Championship trophy and team awards including Best Design, Worst Crash, Most Adorable, Top Fundraisers, and more! 

Now in our 27th year, the Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race is a national award-winning festival experience that celebrates creativity, ingenuity, diversity, and fair play.  Open to the public. Free to attend. 

Join us again this year for our annual fundraiser for the MBUSD CHOICE Booster Club (MBX Foundation Inc TAX ID:#02-0603467).  Your participation and charitable donation helps provide MBUSD Transition Program students with the extra vocational training and local employment opportunities they need to succeed in their transition goals they learn to live and work in our community as neurodiverse young adults.   


FORM A TEAM - Gather your crew of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers and have some serious fun as a Pumpkin Race Team Captain.  Register now and reserve your team name, and event page, and Special Edition Pumpkin Race Kit. Choose your fundraising goal and purpose. Invite friends, family, and neighbors, co-workers to join or donate to your team.  Your team spirit will shine as you and your team design, make, and race your very own hand-crafted Pumpkin Racer.

JOIN A TEAM- Find a team to join by person's name, business name, or team name.  Help  design and build your team's Pumpkin Racer as Pit Crew.  Help achieve fundraising goals as Sponsorship Crew.  Join a team now by registering and creating your personal fundraising page.  Then, find and join a team.  Don't forget to share updates with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

DONATE - If you can't participate on race day, you can make a donation right now to support the CHOICE Booster Team or make a donation directly to any participant or team. 

ABOVE: MBUSD CHOICE Team Members hard at work helping the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Team assemble and pack official Pumpkin Race Kits for the 26th Annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race.  

What is the Pumpkin Race?

Click to read: The Very Unusual Story of the Pumpkin Race

How do I register? 

Register today right here.  2017 Special Edition Pumpkin Race Kit is included with any donation of $25 or more to the MBUSD CHOICE Booster Club.  Choose delivery to your home or office beginning Oct 1st, or pick-up on race day! 

Good luck in your Pumpkin Race!   Please stop by the MBUSD CHOICE Booster booth on race day and say hello! 

Together, we can Make Autism Work in the South Bay. 

With gratitude,


World Famous Pumpkin Race Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities

World Famous Pumpkin Race events are sanctioned by, and produced in partnership with, SMASHING SUCCESS LLC, home of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.  For national/regional sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact karl@pumpkinrace.com

World Famous Pumpkin Race and MakeAutismWork are trademarks of SMASHING SUCCESS, LLC


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