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Join us for an actual live event! With the cancellation of so many of our events and activities we are happy to announce that we will be holding a Fall Festival with a 1/4 mile kids race and a 5K race - all within the ghoulish property at Pumpkin Junction located in Sauquoit, New York! We have a great course plotted out with some challenging hills and breathtaking views! We have 5K Race awards for overall winners and age group winners that will presented at a separate time after the race. Prizes include gift cards from The Sneaker Store and Pumpkin Junction! A Halloween Goodie bag will be provided for all at packet pick-ups the day before the race and on race day. The Goodie Bag includes one pumpkin free of charge from Pumpkin Junction! Costumes (run safe) are encouraged!
Event details!!! Pre-race packet pickup -To be announced at Pumpkin Junction Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2020.
Runners will be limited to waves of no more than 50 people that will go go off every 15 minutes starting at 8 am.
Runners who are not comfortable for an in person race or that can't make it on race day may do a Virtual Skeleton Run. They will receive all the swag available to our in person runners but their times will not be included with the official results.
IMPORTANT DETAILS RELATED TO COVID-19 and our current pandemic:
Before you come to the event...
Know the start time that you signed up for.
Leave ample time to pick up bib & swag before your start (and put it in your car).
Bring your own hydration liquids and sanitizing wipes/hand sanitizer.
Try to use a bathroom facility before you arrive-There will be bathrooms available but we encourage you to try to take of your business before you arrive.
Please bring a face covering to wear.
What to do when you get to the site…
Arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time you signed up for.
Park in the designated area. There will be UR attendants directing you.
Wait at or near your car until 15 minutes prior to your start time. Please stretch and hydrate at your car.
15 minutes before your start make your way to the PPU area adjacent to the parking area.
At the Packet Pick Up area…
Please wear a face covering.
Get to PPU area not sooner than 25 min. prior to your start time.
You will get a Utica Roadrunner (face covering) with your BIB (do not forget to grab some pins) and your Halloween Swag Bag presented by Pumpkin Junction.
After you get your Halloween Swag Bag presented by Pumpkin Junction, drop it off at your car and pin on your bib (on the front)
At the start line…
Make your way to the start line just before the start time. Please wear a face covering and social distance until the race begins.
Once you start running and are apart from other runners you can remove your face covering
During the race…
There will be a minimum of 3 hydration stations with drinks already poured. We ask that you help yourself to a cup (we cannot hand them to you). Garbage cans will be placed shortly after the stops.
It could be hot and it could snow- either way we suggest wearing a hydration belt or carrying water with you.
If you are walking, please maintain a 6’ social distance with any other walkers or wear a face covering.
At the finish line...
Please maintain a social distance.
Unfortunately, we must ask that you do not hang out near the race course post-race. The next wave of runners will be arriving behind you.
We do encourage you to check out the Halloween Maze, The Ghoul Bus, the wonderful store and selection of pumpkins at Pumpkin Junction!
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