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The 19th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge

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kids starting a race
kids running in a race
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When: Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost: Varies

The Great Pumpkin Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 10th at Saratoga Spa State Park, 9:30am Start Time.

Race Day Schedule:

  • 9:30am Start (5&10K) - Start and Finish at the Columbia Pavilion
  • 10:30am (Kids Fun Run)

The event is NET Chip Timed, and offers disposable chips/bibs. There is limited parking available near the start line, but plenty of parking is available, with shuttles from designated parking lots.

Registration Information:

  • 5K & 10K Fees:
    • $25 (by 10/08)
    • $30 (in person only before 6pm on 10/09)

In persons registration will be available until 6:00 pm on Friday, October 9th, at our Admin offices at 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd, Ballston Spa

Online registration closes at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 7th, or when the entrant limit is reached.

The first 1,500 pre-registered 5k and 10k participants receive long-sleeved moisture-wicking T-shirts!

Please register early, as the event will be capped at 2,000 participants.

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