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The Ghoulish Gallop
Sun, Oct 8, 2017
About This Activity
The Ghoulish Gallop Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is hosting the 5th annual Ghoulish Gallop 5k on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a not-for-profit organization founded by Eileen Van Houten in 1991 that provides equine assisted activities and equine assisted therapy to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who participate in the program come from Pitt County as well as 13 surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve each rider's quality of life so that they can become more independent, productive and active members of the community.
The Event The Ghoulish Gallop will be held at the Town Commons in downtown Greenville from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. This event will include a 5k run, a 1 mile fun walk, and a Best Costume contest!
This year we will be adding a stick horse jump off! You can bring your own decorated stick horse or borrow one from our corral. Take your stick horse friend around the jump course for a chance to win big! Prizes will be given out for the top three fastest times around the course, and everyone registered will get a chance at the drawing for a big prize.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the program and participants of Rocking Horse Ranch.
Registration Registration opens at 1:00pm. The 5k race will start at 2:00pm. The 1 mile fun walk will begin after the 5k race ends.
Only those registered by 9/17 are guaranteed a t-shirt.
Prizes and awards will be presented immediately following the 1 mile fun walk for race winners as well as for the Best Costumes contest winners and the winning fundraising team.
Best Costume Contact Show us your creative side and wear your best Halloween costume! Participants can enter the Best Costume Contest the day of the event during registration. The winner of the Best costume contest will receive a winner’s prize!
Courses 5k: Course around downtown Greenville. Chip timing provided by Run the East, LLC.
Awards All 5k finishers will receive a unique finishers medal!
In the 5K, awards will be given to the top 3 M&W overall and top 3 M&W in the following age groups: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
In the Stick Horse Jump Off the top 3 fastest to complete the jump course will win prizes. All registered for the Stick Horse Jump Off will go into a drawing for a big prize!