What is it – The Great Pumpkin Haul is a 2 mile jaunt through forests, open fields, over creeks, hay bales, and through the scenic Botanic Gardens. There is a catch though: you will be covering these two miles carrying your very own personal pumpkin. Before the race, you will have a chance to go pick out your very own pumpkin from Chatfield’s pumpkin patch, which is included in the entry fee. There are also small pumpkins for children, so this race is a great family friendly option for the Halloween weekend.
Awards for the faster hauler, a costume contest, the fastest team, a “tough pumpkin” category for the heaviest pumpkin, and a “pumpkin hauler baler” award for those brave enough to take on 2 pumpkins solo. After the Haul, you will have the chance to enjoy hot apple cider and pumpkin spiced beer, music and annual corn maze.
When – October 26th, 9:30am
8:00-9:30am- Pick your Pumpkin and get it weighed.
8:30-9:15am- Pre-haul boot camp by Camp Gladiator
9:30am- The Haul Starts
10-12pm- Celebrate all things Fall and Pumpkin
Where – Chatfield Botanic Gardens, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
What to wear – Have fun with it. It is Halloween weekend, isn’t it?
Who does it support – Camp Como, a Christian based non-profit in the high Rockies with programs that encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and be active
Who to look out for competing – Your very own fitness guru Josh Schall going for the “tough pumpkin” award, which goes to the hauler carrying the heaviest pumpkin