Great Pumpkin Challenge

The 18th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge

 Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saratoga Spa State Park
Columbia Pavilion

Course & Parking Maps – available HERE!

 A GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT with 1,500 walkers (5K), riders and runners participating. There will be abundant refreshments following the race and a raffle for all registered participants.  Long-sleeve Moisture Wicking shirts & FREE raffle tickets to everyone who registers for our 5 & 10K by October 1, 2018!

Rain or Shine

5K & 10K Walk/Run 9:30 a.m.

Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run 10:45 a.m. (Arrive early as you will not be allowed to drive on the course roads while the 5 & 10K are in progress)

 NO DAY OF Registration

Race Limited to 1,500 Registrants

5K/10K Fees:

$25 (by 10/1)

$28 (by 10/10 – Online registration ends on 10/10 at 10 a.m.)

$30 (In person only after 10 a.m. on 10/10 and before 6 p.m. on 10/12)

Kids Fun Run Fees:

$10 (12 & under)


(Online registration ends on 10/10 at 10 a.m. or when we reach 1,500 registrants; service charge will apply.)

Email this fillable FORM OR download & print this FORM & send to:

Saratoga Bridges Foundation, “Great Pumpkin Challenge”

16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY  12020


Limited parking available near registration & starting line, please plan accordingly.  Parking map and shuttle information – available HERE.

*Packet Pick Up*

Friday, October 12 – Noon to 6p.m. at Saratoga Bridges Offices located at 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY

or day of from 7:30-9a.m. at event.


Awards to overall male and female winners based on GUN time & to the top three finishers in each age group division in the 5K and 10K based on NET time (No duplications of awards) AGE GROUP DIVSIONS (5K & 10K):

14 & UNDER, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & OVER

All finishers in the Children’s Fun Run will receive an award and a goodie bag at the event.

Check out photos from last year’s event below!  Photo credit – Greg Cuda

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Find out more HERE!

Our sincere appreciation to our 2018 Season Sponsors:

Presenting Season Sponsor:   Constance & Thomas D’Ambra

Lead Season Sponsors:   The Adirondack Trust Company;    Relph Benefit Advisors;   Ketel One Vodka

Featured Season Sponsors:   CDPHP;   Coca-Cola;   Stewart’s Shops;   Tarella Financial Group

Associate Season Sponsors:   Champlain Wealth ManagementWhiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP      

Friend Season Sponsors:   The Bonadio Group;    Camoin Associates, Inc.;    The D.A. Collins Companies;    O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law;  Richard A. & Ann C. Peters

Special thanks to our 2018 Great Pumpkin Challenge Sponsors:

Featured Sponsor:  Certified Allergy and Asthma Consultants

Monster Sponsors:   

Vampire Sponsors: 

Pumpkin Sponsors:   Ballston Spa National Bank

Mile Marker Sponsors:  

Media Sponsor:   Saratoga Today

In-Kind Sponsors:  Prestige ServicesStone Industries

The Great Pumpkin Challenge Planning Committee

Race Director: Jane Mastaitis

Lena Benvenuto, Karen Callan, Marissa Cornell, Greg Cuda, Linda Fay, Kimberly Fowler, Diana Hartt, Renee Hicks, Sarah Ingraham, Tobias Kipp, Cathy Kukan, Breanna Miller, Lynn Muldery, Patty Paduano, Lisa Randall, Mark Sammler, Marissa Scally, Clark Spickerman, Patty Twigg, Jackie Wright

If you have any questions, please contact Breanna Miller at 518.587.0723, ext. 1242 or email