Great Pumpkin Challenge

The 16th Annual


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saratoga Spa State Park, Columbia Pavilion
9:30am – 5 & 10 K; 10:45 am – Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run

5/10K Fees: $25 (by 10/1)
$28 (by 10/12 – online registration ends on 10/12 at 10am)
$30 (after 10/12 at 10am/before 6pm on Friday, 10/14 – in person only)

Kid’s Fun Run Fee (12 & Under): $5

Online Registration ~Ends on 10/12 at 10a.m.


Download this printable form and send to:
Saratoga Bridges Foundation, “Great Pumpkin Challenge”
16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Event Details

A great community event with 2,000 walkers, riders and runners participating.  This event takes place rain or shine and features a 5K (walk, ride – register with Ainsley’s Angels to ride or run) and 10K (run) and a Kid’s Fun Run (12 & under).

  • 5 & 10K Participants (if registered by 10/1) receive a long-sleeved men’s sized moisture-wicking t-shirt.
  • There is NO DAY OF REGISTRATION for this event.
  • Net chip timing and disposable chips/bibs provided by ARE (Albany Running Exchange).
  • Participation is limited to the first 2,000 registrants.
  • Following the race, there will be refreshments and a raffle for all registrants.
  • Arrive early as the park roads will be closed by 9am to allow for safety on our course.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that no dogs are brought to the event unless they are service dogs.

Course Maps

Coming soon…

Parking & Shuttle Information

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

Packet Pick Up

Friday, October 14 – Noon to 6pm at Saratoga Bridges Offices located at
16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY
Day of from 7:30-9am 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.


Stay tuned for a list of generous donors and the wonderful items they have donated.

Our sincere appreciation to our 2016 Season Sponsors:

Presenting Season Sponsor:   Constance & Thomas D’Ambra

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

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

Associate Season Sponsors:   Champlain Wealth Management      

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;  Saratoga Casino Hotel    

Special thanks to our 2016 Great Pumpkin Challenge Sponsors:

If you would like more information on becoming a Sponsor, CLICK HERE.

Presenting Sponsor:   MVP Health Care

Lead Sponsors:   

Featured Sponsors:   Druthers Brewing Company

Monster Sponsors:   The Fitzgibbons Family

Witch Sponsors: 

Vampire Sponsors:  TRAC-The Registered Agent Company;  Price Chopper;  Roohan Realty

Pumpkin Sponsors: 

Raffle Sponsors: 

Mile Marker Sponsors:   Northshire Bookstore;   Staples Business Advantage

In Kind Sponsors: 

Great Pumpkin Challenge Planning Committee

Race Director: Jane Mastaitis

Skip Allen, Karen Callan, Kim Fowler, Renee Hicks, Patty Paduano, Mark Sammler, Catherine Spaneas, Clark Spickerman, Patty Twigg, Jackie Wright

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Varney at 518.587.0723, ext. 1266 or email

Pictures below were taken at the 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge.