Naked Pumpkin Run
The Naked Pumpkin Run is an annual event in the United States where participants run a course through a town whilst nude save for shoes and a carved pumpkin on their heads. Runs are held in Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Arcata, California.
Starting in 2001, dozens of people have taken part in a Halloween run through Boulder's streets wearing only shoes and a hollowed-out pumpkin on their heads.
In 2008, 150 people ran naked for the 10th official annual Naked Pumpkin Run. In 2009, local police threatened participants with charges of indecent exposure and registration as a sex offender if they were arrested during the run.
Runners in Hamilton, Ontario Canada had their first Naked Pumpkin run on October 30, 2015. Ten runners participated in the inaugural event, without arrest or incident.
- Simon, Stephanie (October 31, 2009). "Boulder's Naked Halloween Streak May Be Coming to an End". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
This city has always taken pride in its liberal-to-the-point-of-loony reputation. But this Halloween, one of its wackiest traditions is under siege: the Naked Pumpkin Run.
- "Police squash nude pumpkin run". BBC. November 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
Each year, dozens have run down the city's streets wearing only shoes and a hollowed-out pumpkin on their heads. Police said "full" participants this year faced indecent exposure charges.