The Great Pumpkin Haul is a 2 mile jaunt through forests, open fields, over creeks, hay bails, and through the scenic Botanic Gardens. There is a catch though: you will be covering these two miles carrying your very own personal pumpkin! That';s right. Before the "Haul" you will have a chance to go pick out your very own pumpkin from Chatfield';s pumpkin patch (the pumpkin is included with entry). We will weigh it and mark it and you will be ready to go! Only the best Pumpkin Haulers will finish with out dropping their pumpkin and for the love of fall, don';t pick one that is too light. You need the biggest orange orb you can find!
TGPH benefits The Children';s Hospital of Colorado and we will have plenty of mini-pumpkins for the kiddos if they choose to haul too. Kids under 5 run free (unless they want the pumpkin, tee and drink included in fee based registration).
2 mile haul not enough for you?? Then join our FREE pre-run pumpkin bootcamp class and get "warmed up"!
If you just aren';t feeling quite up to the task of carrying a 10-20lb pumpkin for 2 miles of crazy fun then grab a friend and form a team where you can "share the load". There is 2 person team registration option where you can share 1 pumpkin.
We will have awards for the faster hauler, a costume contest, the faster team, and also a "tough pumpkin" category for the heaviest pumpkin and a "pumpkin hauler baler" award for those brave enough to take on 2 pumpkins solo.
After the Haul, enjoy hot apple cider and pumpkin spiced beer, music and annual corn maze, but don';t get lost!