We’re Back Again!
Hello mud runners and welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch Mud Run! We’re at it again this year and excited to begin planning and creating the 2016 course. Our first three years have been an incredible success with over 2000 participants running, climbing, crawling, and sliding through all the mud we could find on our farm. This year is going to be even bigger. More obstacles. More heats. More mud. Welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch. See you in October!
When and Where
Saturday, October 1, 2016. Rain or shine at the Pick-a-Pumpkin Patch. Heats are every fifteen minutes beginning at 9:30am and going until 12:00pm.
2716 Creek Road, Esperance, NY 12066
Registration is handled through www.Active.com and can be accessed HERE. The cost to register each participant until September 15th is $45. After September 15th the cost to register increases to $50. Each purchase includes a t-shirt (guaranteed with online pre-registration prior to Sept. 23rd and as long as supplies last for later sign ups - not available for people who sign up the day of the race), admission to the Pumpkin Patch, free parking, and a small pumpkin to take home. After the 5k there will be a 2k Family Fun Walk/Run. Cost of the Family Fun is $25 ($30 after September 15th) and includes all the free goodies from the 5k. Parents and people who previously ran the 5k course earlier will not need to pay to participate in the Family Fun 2k with their children. In addition to the race cost, there is also a $3.50 medical insurance fee to cover participants. You can register HERE or on the Register page.
Help Support The Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. promotes the health, development and well being of children and their families. They accomplish this through the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families. In the beginning of 2014, one of our granddaughters spent four months at the Denver Ronald McDonald House while recuperating from a fetal surgery. During this time, our family became aware of this wonderful charity and saw first hand how many children were helped and blessed by their assistance. We would like to help them continue in their mission so we are donating part of every race registration to the to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. You can learn more about the Ronald McDonald Charities HERE.
This year will be our 30th year inviting families to our farm for the Pumpkin Patch. Three years ago we started a new tradition: a 5k Mud Run around the perimeter of the Pumpkin Patch. Participants climbed steep inclines using ropes, crossed multiple pits full of mud, scrambled over hay bales (the giant round ones, not the square type), treaded through tire piles, and escaped "webs" of bungee cords. With all the positive responses we had afterward, we began almost immediately planning this year's course.
We've taken the feedback and suggestions from the last three years and used them to improve the course, making it even more fun and challenging. A key check will be open so you can leave your belongings locked in your car. After the race, you're free to enjoy the rest of the Pumpkin Patch. Activities include hay rides, a four story tree house, pumpkin cannon, hay tunnels, Frisbee golf, farm animals, snack shop, and more. We promise you and your family will love it. You can find more information at our website HERE.