The Annual Great Pumpkin XC 5K takes place in Dayton, Oregon at the Heiser Farms. There is plenty to do at thefarms, and many choose to make an entire day of the event. Check out the Heiser Farms website for more information on all of the activities going on!
+BEST COSTUMES WILL WIN PRIZES!
+ZOMBIE CHASE 5K (with obstacles) the NIGHT BEFORE! Widmer beer garden to follow event.
+ Participants who do both events (Great Pumpkin and Zombie) will be eligible for special prizes.
The course will cover a distance of 5 kilometers on some varied terrain. The primarily flat course will explore the Heiser Farm land and the banks of the Willamette River and surrounding woods.
There will be a FREE kids race immediately following the OPEN race. It will be about 1/4 mile of festive fun! Kids race is free, and registration will be done at the event. All kids who participate will get a goody bag at the finish! A canned food donation is appreciated for the Oregon Food Bank. Last year Aquaman lead the kids "chase." Who will lead in 2016? Batman returns?
Awards will be given to the top finisher in each age group (14 &Under, 15-19 and then up in 5 year intervals. Men and women).
Overall awards and top masters awards will also be given. The awards ceremony will be at the Farm following the event. The beer garden and entertainment are scheduled to begin at the end of the race.
** We will be expanding the under 14 age divisions in 2014.
Team competition is optional. Team awards will be given to the top men's, women's, and mixed team. Teams will consist of four members . Scoring will be basic cross country scoring.