The 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge
Proud to be a part of
On Saturday, October 18, MVP Health Care presented the 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge that benefitted Saratoga Bridges. Held in the Saratoga Spa State Park, over 1,500 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers packed the Columbia Pavilion — raising close to $21,000 NET for Saratoga Bridges’ programs and services.
Congressman Paul Tonko was at the Starting Line to kick off the races which resulted in the overall Female & Male 5K winners — Mesha Brewer from Saratoga Springs, NY and Derrick Staley from Ballston Lake, NY and the overall Female & Male 10K winners — Diane Ryan from Malta, NY and Sully Sullivan from Schenectady, NY. For 5K results CLICK HERE (http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/resultsView.php?ID=5347) and for 10K results CLICK HERE (http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/resultsView.php?ID=5348)
The event included the popular Kids Fun Run for children 12 & under, NET Chip Timing, Disposable Bibs/Chips, give-a-ways from their friends at MVP Health Care, homemade refreshments, pumpkin and costume contests and many raffle prizes. It was also a part of the Saratoga Springs Centennial Celebration. The Centennial Celebration committee presented certificates for official t-shirts from Impressions of Saratoga to the 19th and 15th finishers in both the 5&10K races. The winners were: 10k – 19th Place: Brian Ciota from Saratoga Springs and 15th Place: Abigail Carnevale from Saratoga Springs 5k – 19th Place: Ryan Abatto from Clifton Park and 15th Place: Nicholas Lanzillo from Troy. They had over 120 volunteers from Criminal Justice Students from BOCES, Quad Graphics, Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar and Saratoga Bridges staff, board members and friends. Ainsley’s Angels and Saratoga Bridges’ own “Bridges Buddies” also finished the 5K, some of them for the very 1st time.
Our sincere appreciation to our
2015 Season Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Constance and Thomas D’Ambra
Associate Season Sponsors: The Bonadio Group Camoin Associates, Inc. Champlain Wealth Management Reinhardt D.A. Collins Companies O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law Saratoga Casino & Raceway Tarella Financial Group
Special thanks to our
2015 Great Pumpkin Challenge Sponsors:
Lead Sponsor: Price Chopper
Featured Sponsor: Druthers
Monster Sponsors: BPAS The Fitzgibbons Family
Pumpkin Sponsor: W.B. Mason
Raffle Sponsors: Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course Albany’s Indoor Rock Gym Glimmerglass Opera Festival Maestro’s at the Van Dam Northshire Bookstore Okemo Mountain Resort Proctors Sacandaga Outdoor Center Saratoga Cycling Studio Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Saratoga Strike Zone The Fun Spot The Hyde Collection
Mile Marker Sponsors: Staples
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event CLICK HERE
If you have questions, please contact Deanna Rizzo at 518.587.0723, ext. 1242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures below were taken at the 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge.