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22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge

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Cost: $25 for 5K/10K and $10 for 1M Kids' Fun Run (In Advance); $30 for 5K/10K and $10 for 1M Kids' Fun Run (In-Person Registration on October 14)

The 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge 5K/10K returns to the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

This event features a 5K (walk or run) and 10K (run) through the beautiful and historic Saratoga Spa State Park. The day also includes a 1 Mile Fun Run for kids 12 and under.

The 5k and 10k begin at the same time, with the Start and Finish at the Columbia Pavilion. The event is NET Chip Timed, and offers disposable chips/bibs. There is limited parking available near the start line, but plenty of parking is available, with shuttles from designated parking lots. Visit for additional information.

The first 1,500 pre-registered 5k and 10k participants receive long-sleeved moisture-wicking T-shirts.

Please register early, as the event will be capped at 2,000 participants.

Online registration closes at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, or when the entrant limit is reached.

NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION, but in-person registration will be available on Friday, October 14 from Noon to 6:00 PM, at our Admin offices at 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY. The fee for the 5k and 10k will be for $30. The 1 Mile Fun Run will be $10.

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