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Jared Coones
Memorial Pumpkin 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, October 14, 2023

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Our Mission

To honor the lives of Jared and Jayne Coones

To create an event that celebrates family and community

To raise funds for research and organizations that support cancer patients and their families

23 Years Running

$865,000 Dollars Donated

A Message From Tom Coones

Season's Greetings to our Pumpkin Run community!


Thank you for another successful year. We had 2,233 people signed up this year to run/walk. We are excited to announce that we will be donating $76,000 this year to local charities in Jared & Jayne's name!! In the 24 years of this event, we will have donated $931,000 to our charities and have a chance to reach the million-dollar mark for our 25th anniversary!!!  


This wouldn't be possible without you. Thank you for your unending support, the countless hours volunteered & all the endless things you do to ensure we stay true to our mission.


  • To honor the lives of Jared & Jayne Coones
  • To create an event that celebrates family & community
  • To raise funds for research & organizations that support cancer patients & their families. 



We are a volunteer-based foundation & I am proud to say 100% of the money raised after race expenses is donated to our charities. Thank you for continuing to help us continue this very special event. 


Happy Holidays to you & your family. We hope you will join us for our 25th anniversary on October 14, 2023. Until then, have a blessed year.


More than 4 5K Circuit

All childhood cancers combined receive less than 4% of the National Institute of Health's budget and our children with cancer deserve to have #MoreThan4. Several Kansas City Area childhood cancer organizations have joined together in an effort to change that statistic through our "More Than 4 Run/Walk 5K Circuit"


Each organization hosts their own 5K in the Kansas City area and when you participate in ALL of the 5K's, you will receive a special 20K medal for your accomplishment and you will help increase support and funding for childhood cancers. You will be making a difference for children with cancer through your participation and you will crush 20K in the process!


Below are the participating organizations, race dates, and individual registration sites for 2022. You simply register for all of the 5K's, either in person or virtually, and you will receive your 20K medal when you cross the finish line at the final race which is the Jared Coones Memorial 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk, October 8. Medals will be mailed to virtual runners who are not present that day to receive theirs.


Join our collaborative effort and help us raise #MoreThan4 for children with cancer.

Want to volunteer? We need your help!