Our 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge raised a record $30,000 (NET)!

The 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge

raises a record $30,000 (NET)

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When MVP Health Care presented the 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge in the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, October 19 over 2,000 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers packed the Columbia Pavilion, raising $30,000 NET for Saratoga Bridges’ programs and services.  The overall Female & Male 5K winners were Alyssa Greer of Ballston Lake & Shaun Donegan of Saratoga Springs.  The overall Female & Male 10K winners were Dana Bush of Saratoga Springs & Joseph Sullivan of Schenectady.  For full race results visit: www.areep.com.   5K Results – CLICK HERE; 10K Results – CLICK HERE.  Read all our great media coverage on our News/TV/Radio Spots page!

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The event included a very popular Kids Fun Run for children 12 & under with close to 200 participants, NET Chip Timing, Disposable Bibs/Chips, give-a-ways from our friends at MVP Health Care, Druthers and Healthy Living Market & Café, home-made refreshments, favorite pumpkin and costume contests and many raffle prizes.  Fawn Howe was the pledge winner, raising $384 for Saratoga Bridges and winning a $250 Gift Card for Price Chopper.  We had over 120 volunteers including some from Staples, Criminal Justice Students from BOCES and of course Saratoga Bridges staff making the day most enjoyable for all.

Sponsors included —

Presenting SponsorMVP Health Care

Lead SponsorPrice Chopper

Featured SponsorsHealthy Living Market Café; Druthers

Monster SponsorThe Fitzgibbons Family; BPA’s

Witch SponsorsOrthoNY

Vampire SponsorsPalio Ignite; Roohan Realty; Stone Industries; FingerPaint Marketing; Karen and Steve Callan

Pumpkin Sponsors3N Document Destruction Inc.; Ballston Spa National Bank; National Grid

Other sponsorsClear View Bag Co., Inc.; Road ID.; Dunkin’ Donuts; Cabot Cheese

Season Sponsors in 2013 —

Title Season Sponsor:  The Adirondack Trust Company

Lead Season Sponsors: Constance & Thomas D’Ambra; DIAGEO

Featured Season Sponsor: CocaCola; New Country Toyota Scion of Saratoga Springs; Relph Benefit Advisors; Stewart’s Shops

Associate Season Sponsors: The Bonadio Group; Champlain Wealth Management; Olsen Associates Architects