Great Pumpkin Challenge

The 17th Annual

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saratoga Spa State Park

9:30a.m. Start (5K & 10K)

10:45a.m. (Kids Fun Run)

Register online HERE by 10/1 for lowest price & to guarantee your shirt size!

5K & 10K Fees:

$25 (by 10/1)

$28 (by 10/11 – online registration ends on 10/11 at 10a.m.)

$30 (by 6p.m. on 10/13 – in person only)


Kids Fun Run Fees:

$5 (by 6p.m. on 10/13 – in person only)



This event features a 5K (walk or run), 10K (run) and a Fun Run for kids 12 and under.  5K & 10K participants receive a long-sleeved moisture wicking shirt, a goodie bag and a raffle ticket while kids receive a goodie bag filled with festive treats, IF REGISTERED BY 10/1.*

WSBR will be there providing music, our staff & individuals bake homemade treats for all registered participants, our day programs will showcase their talents in the pumpkin decorating contest where kids can vote on their favorites & we’ll have prizes for the top 3 finishers in each age group, male & female.

COSTUME CONTEST – Feel free to dress in costume!  PRIZES to Best Adult & Best Kids (Girl & Boy) Costume

Albany Running Exchange provides Net Chip Timing for our 5K & 10K and disposable chips/bibs.

*Limited to the first 1,500 registrants.

Register online HERE by 10/1 for lowest price & to guarantee your shirt size!


Download this registration form and mail to us with payment no later than 10/6/17.

Stop by Monday-Friday between 8am-4:30pm & fill out a form in person and pay by check, cash or Visa, MC or AMX or call 518-587-0723 ext. 1242 and ask for a registration form to be sent to you.

Please return by 10/6/17 to:

Saratoga Bridges Foundation, “Great Pumpkin Challenge”

16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY  12020

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event?  Find out more HERE!

Our sincere appreciation to our 2017 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 2017 Great Pumpkin Challenge Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  

Lead Sponsor:

Featured Sponsor:  

Monster Sponsors:   Curran Investment Management;  Friends of The Fitzgibbons Family

Witch Sponsor: 

Vampire Sponsors:   OrthoNY

Pumpkin Sponsor:  Ballston Spa National Bank

Mile Marker Sponsors:  

Media Sponsors:   

In-Kind Sponsors:  Clearview Bag Co., Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt

The Great Pumpkin Challenge Planning Committee

Race Director: Jane Mastaitis

Skip Allen, Lena Benvenuto, Karen Callan, Kimberly Fowler, Renee Hicks, Patty Paduano, Mark Sammler, Marissa Scally, Clark Spickerman, Jackie Wright

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