The Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew FarmsSunday, October 13, 2013 / 5k
The Great Pumpkin Race is set for Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Buckelew Farm just west of Tucson. THE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS GO TO BED AT 8:00 A.M. SO WE’LL START THE RACE AT 7:30 A.M. TO GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO SAY “GHOUL MORNING!” This cross-country style 5K races though the Buckelew family farm and includes portions of their wild and crazy corn maze. In addition to free entry into the farm, participants will also be eligible for great prizes, race day activities like pumpkin carving and kid’s face painting. The Great Pumpkin race benefits the University of Arizona Medical Center Departments of Surgery and Neurology. This is definitely one race you won’t be ‘scared’ to enter….
Date and Time
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Race Distances and Courses
The Great Pumpkin Race is a fun filled, low cost 5k through the Buckelew family farm and their wild and crazy Halloween themed corn maze. The course is a flat, traditional cross-country course along dirt roads with a finish through the haunted corn maze. Runners of all abilities, from those competing in their first 5k, to those looking for a PR, will enjoy the course.
17000 W Ajo Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85735-2128
$10 SAR Member by 10/13/12
$12 All others by 10/13/12
$15 Race Day
- Packet pick-up & Pre-registration at The Running Shop on Saturday, 10/13/12, from 10am - 3pm. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
- Packet pick-up and Race-day registration from 6:15 – 7:15am. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
Entry to Buckelew Farms
Thanks to the Buckelew family, the entry fee into Buckelew Farms is waived so that you may purchase your own pumpkin. All those that are in the park by race time (7:30a) will not be charged for entry. Those arriving after race start will need to enter when the farm opens and a pay a fee. So it’s simple, arrive early, run a great race (or cheer your favorite racer), have a great time, enjoy crafts and other activities for the entire family!
Due to safety concerns, Buckelew Farms has a no dog policy this year. Please leave Fido at home for the race, we’re sure he’d much rather sleep in than run through the haunted corn maze anyway!
This is a cross country style race though farm fields and uneven terrain. Baby joggers are allowed, but please be aware that some parts of the race may take extra time to navigate while you’re little one is enjoying the view!
We’re excited to offer prizes in multiple age groups making this race a truly family-friendly event. Thanks to The Running Shop for providing prizes.
Age groups will be 11 and under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85+
Top three overall and Master’s winner will be taken out of age group awards. All participants are eligible for raffle prizes.
Start-time temperatures are usually near 60 degrees F, clear skies, and no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!
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- Contact the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Hotline at (520) 326-9383 for more information.
- Race Director : Call Contact the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Hotline at (520) 326-9383 for more information .