Mushroom Run & Fun Walk

Start your Mushroom Festival Sunday with a run or walk through the beautiful countryside of Kennett Township. New course and start/end location for 2019 — Pennock Park, 650 W. South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. There’s new prize for top three overall male and female runners.  The 2-Mile Fun Walk is now the Frances Ferranto 2-Mile Fun Walk.

Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 5K – 8:30 am — 2 Mile Walk 8:35 am  — Registration opens at 7:30 am
New Location: Pennock Park, 650 W. South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Mushroom 5K Run
The new 2019 course starts at Pennock Park, meanders past local mushroom houses, through rolling meadows, forested areas and over a creek to end back at Pennock Park. Part of the course is on the road and part is on a dirt path.

Electronic Chip Timing returns in 2019!  Chester County Running Store will manage the race

Frances Ferranto 2 Mile Fun Walk
Frances Ferranto was an avid walker covering many miles of Kennett Square everyday. She was also a big supporter of the Mushroom Run/Walk, participating many years since it’s inception. In honor of her love of walking and support of the Mushroom Festival, we are renaming the annual 2-Mile Fun Walk in her honor.  People of ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Frances Ferranto Fun Walk to experience Kennett Square as she always enjoyed it.


  • Mushroom Festival Run/Walk T-Shirts are given to registrants, while supplies last.
  • Each participant receives a Mushroom Festival Admission Wristband.
  • Refreshments are provided for participants after the race.
  • Awards Ceremony starts about 9:30 a.m.

5K Run Divisions

Male and Female in the following age groups:
12 and under
13 to 19
20 to 29
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 and over


Mushroom 5K Run:
Overall Males and Females:
$100 First place
$75 second place
$50 third place

Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

Frances Ferranto 2 Mile Fun Walk
Participation ribbons are awarded to all walker as they cross the finish line.

Register for the 2019 Mushroom Run/Walk

New for 2019– Registration is only available through Runsignup


Registration Details & Deadlines

  • Early Registration by September 5, 2019 (online only) is $25 — there is an additional $2.50 sign-up fee for online registration
  • Race Day Registration — September 8, 2019  — $30 (opens 7:30 am at Pennocks Park, 650 W.South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348)
  • Children under 12 are FREE with no t-shirt or $10 with a Youth L T-shirt
  • Click here for rules about registration for the 2019 Run/Walk

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Be part of the fun with a Mushroom Run and Fun Gus Walk sponsorship. Various levels are available.  Download the details here: 2019 5K Run Sponsorship Pledge Form.