The Great Pumpkin Dash 2016

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Address

Traverse City, MI

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Adult - Run

$30 $30 Closed

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Adult - Race Walk

$30 $35 Closed

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Teen - Run

$20 $20 Closed

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Teen - Race Walk

$20 $25 Closed

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Child - Run

$10 $15 Closed

Jack-O'-Lope 5K - Child - Race Walk

$10 $15 Closed

Great Pumpkin Lug 2K - Single Lugger - 10 and up

$25 $25 Closed

Great Pumpkin Lug 2K - Team of Luggers

$75 $75 Closed

Great Pumpkin Lug 2K - Little Lugger (9 and under)

$10 $15 Closed

About This Activity

 

Pick it. Lug it. Whoop it up!

Adore the gourd? So do we!

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, bring the family to Mt. Holiday for two fun ways to kick up your heels.

Runners and walkers can participate in two fun filled events including:

Jack-o'-Lope 5K (3.1 mi) run/walk is a timed event that will follow several of the trails up and around Mt. Holiday.  This will be a hilly trail run that will challenge even the most fit participants.

The 2K Great Pumpkin Lug is where pumpkins and their people have one goal: crossing the finish line ... unsquashed.  It is s untimed, for all ages, with prizes for best costume, heaviest lug, and more!

The 2K Lug rolls through Mt. Holiday's woodsy terrain, taking costumed luggers of all ages through four fun obstacles.

There is a catch though: Everybody big and small has to carry a pumpkin! Before the dash begins, pick your special pumpkin from our patch. We will weigh it and mark it. If you're really brave, pick two! Your arms will love you for it.

The goal? Finish the lug, squash intact!

All proceeds from the event will support Mt. Holiday, the Midwest's only non-profit 501c3 ski/zip line/mountain biking/frisbee golf area and other local non-profits that support kids.

Event details and schedule

Meijer Jack-o'-Lope 5K
Like to lope? Then lace up, throw your orange on, and run Mt. Holiday's challenging 5K course!

Introducing the Meijer Jack-o'-Lope 5K! Mt. Holiday's hilly terrain will definitely give you a run for your money.

The Meijer Jack-o'-Lope 5K is timed and precedes the 2K Pumpkin Lug. Sign up for both! Get your run in ... then get your fun in!

HERE'S THE SCOOP

What:
Meijer Jack-o'-Lope 5K (3.1 mi) run/walk
Course is three concentric loops that will decrease in length as racers near the finish. Expect plenty of hills to climb and descend for a challenging and thrilling race. See map to right.

Where:
The race will start and finish at Mt. Holiday Ski Area, 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City, Michigan

When:
9am Sunday, October 16, 2016

Who benefits:
All proceeds from this event will go to Mt. Holiday, a four-season, non-profit recreational area.

What's the cost?
Adult 18 and up: $30
Teen 13-17: $20
Child 12 and under: $15
Prices go up $5 on October 1

What you get
All registered participants will receive a race t-shirt, professionally timed results, race bib, post race refreshments and entertainment. (T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after October 10th.)

Prize categories for runners
Gold, silver, and bronze die-cast medals will be awarded to male/female first, second, and third places by age as follows:
0-11
12-15
16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

Best Costume - Individual

Best Costume - Group
Plus one female/male master overall (age 50 and older fastest runner.)
Times will be posted as quickly as possible; runners may collect their medals after results are verified.

Prize categories for walkers
Gold, silver, and bronze die-cast medals will be awarded to male/female first, second, and third places, regardless of age.

Parking: At Mt. Holiday
Parking on neighborhood side-streets is allowed if necessary, but please stay off the grass.

Will there be awards or prizes?
Medals will be awarded to the overall top male and female runners and age group winners.

When and where is packet pick up?
Packet pick up will take place from 4pm-7pm on Friday, October 16, 2015 in Mt. Holiday's main lodge.

When is late registration?
Late registration will take place during packet pick up and on race day from 7am-8:30am.

Results and Timing Info
Results will be available immediately upon finishing at the finish line.

To help insure an accurate finish time, please pin all four corners of the race number horizontally on the outside of any jacket or clothing on the front as close to the waist as possible. Water carriers or gel packs near the number can also affect the read. Wearing the number visibly on the front will insure a finish time.

Sorry, race fees are non refundable.

 

2K Great Pumpkin Lug
Love it, hug it, and LUG it! Your punkins will love this 2K obstacle course/pumpkin carry. Better yet, get your four-person relay team together for a morning of fun luggin'.

The 2K Lug is untimed, for all ages, with prizes for best costume, heaviest lug, and more!

Mt. Holiday's 2K Great Pumpkin Lug is where pumpkins and their people have one goal: crossing the finish line ... unsquashed.

The 2K Lug rolls through Mt. Holiday's woodsy terrain, taking costumed luggers of all ages through four fun obstacles.

There is a catch though: Everybody big and small has to carry a pumpkin! Before the dash begins, pick your special pumpkin from our patch. We will weigh it and mark it. If you're really brave, pick two! Your arms will love you for it.

The goal? Finish the lug, squash intact!

THE SCOOP
What
Great Pumpkin Lug 2K run/walk
Course follows the 1.1 mile groomed path around the Mt. Holiday property with plenty of hills to negotiate (orange arrows on map).

Where
The race will start and finish at Mt. Holiday Ski Area, 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686.

When
10am Sunday, October 16, 2016

Who benefits
All proceeds from this event will go to Mt. Holiday, a four-season, non-profit recreational area.

How much?

  • Four-person relay team: $75 (includes four t-shirts, a team pumpkin or two to carry and keep, and post-lug refreshments)

 

  • Single racer, age 10-99: $25 (includes a t-shirt, a pumpkin or two to carry and keep, and post-lug refreshments)

 

  • Kids 9 and under: $10 until October 1, then $5 (includes pumpkin to keep and t-shirt)

 

  • Prices go up $5/participant after October 1st


What you get
All registered participants will receive a professionally designed race t-shirt, a pumpkin or two of their choice, post race refreshments and entertainment. (T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after October 10th.)

Prize categories
Luggers get hardware, too! We will give out gold medals for:
Best costume - single lugger
Best costume - team luggers (each get a medal)
Heaviest pumpkin lugged
Youngest lugger to complete the 2K
Oldest lugger to complete the 2K
Jack-o'-Lantern (fastest male)
Jill-o'-Lantern (fastest female)
Double Lugger (fastest single person to carry two complete pumpkins across the finish line)

Where do I park?
Mt. Holiday Ski Area. Parking on neighborhood side streets is allowed, but please stay off the grass.

Will there be awards/prizes?
Yes! Fun award categories include:

    • The Double-Lug (successfully carried two pumpkins across the finish line)

 

    • Best Single Costume

 

    • Best Team Costume

 

    • Wholey Lug! (heaviest pumpkin carried whole/intact across the finish line)

 

    • Lug Bug (youngest finisher)

 

    • Grand Lug (oldest finisher)

 

    • Jack-o'-Lantern (fastest male)

 

    • Jill-o'-Lantern (fastest female)


When and where can I pick my pumpkin?

      Pumpkin pickin' will take place on race day, behind Mt. Holiday's lodge.


When is late registration?

      Late registration will take place on Friday, October 16 from 4pm-7pm in Mt. Holiday's main lodge and on lug day from 7am-9:30am.


Sorry, lug fees are non refundable.

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