The Pumpkin Race Foundation, Inc. is a California non-profit public benefit corporation formed in June 2018.  Our mission is to use the universal attraction of the national award-winning World Famous Pumpkin Race to create more job training and paying jobs for young adults with special needs by bonding families, friends, and communities in a tradition that celebrates and inspires creativity, ingenuity, diversity, and fair play.    We have not yet received our IRS determination letter for our 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status.  

We provide a magical mix of delightfully fun, weird and wonderful products that empower individuals and organizations to bring communities together for a day of pure World Famous Pumpkin Race fun and fundraising for a variety of charitable organizations.  

Our products are designed, assembled, packaged, and shipped by our neurodiverse workforce in the beautiful Beach Cities of Los Angeles, California USA 


Race your very own Pumpkin Racer to raise funds and awareness for programs focused on creating successful outcomes for students learning to live and work as neurodiverse adults.

What we're doing to help 

Smashing Success has partnered with  local school districts, city agencies, and local businesses to expand and enhance vocational training and work experiences for adult students enrolled Transition Programs across America.   As part of their vocational training, Transition Program team members assemble and pack official kits for Pumpkin Race events this fall.  

The Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race to Make Autism Work serves as a fundraiser to benefit the MBUSD CHOICE Booster Club.   The CHOICE Booster Club is a sub-organization of MBX Foundation 501(c)(3) Tax ID #02-0603467) established in 2015 by parent volunteers to support the MBUSD CHOICE Transition Program,  and help each CHOICE Team member succeed in their transition goals.

Smashing Success offers a variety of products for attending and hosting a Pumpkin Race in your neighborhood in our official store.   Many of our products are assembled and packed by our neurodiverse workforce, including members of the CHOICE Team. 

What you can do to help 

Attend, participate, or host a World Famous Pumpkin Race  event  to raise awareness and resources to help create successful transition outcomes for students learning to live and work in your community as neurodiverse adults.   

Subscribe to our Pumpkin Race Flyer newsletter for special offers and monthly updates on Pumpkin Race events across America. 

Purchase Official Pumpkin Race products in our online store.  Your support allows us to to train and employ young adults with autism, helping them succeed in their transition and long term goals.  

Gather a few fun friends and host your own annual Pumpkin Race fundraiser to benefit someone special in your local public school Special Education Transition Program, or private special needs transition services provider. 

About Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.