Event details

14853207_1068695893244459_8495388087847805862_oThanks for a great day Haulers!!
You can view pictures from our 2016 event on our Facebook page HERE.

 October 28th, 2017



10346394_654506757996710_844093249071577886_nThe Great Pumpkin Haul is a 2 mile jaunt through forests, open fields, over creeks, hay bales, and through the scenic Botanic Gardens.  There is a catch though:  you will be covering these two miles carrying your very own personal pumpkin!  That’s right.  Before the “Haul”  you will have a chance to go pick out your very own pumpkin from Chatfield’s pumpkin patch (the pumpkin is included with entry). We will weigh it and mark it and you will be ready to go!  Only the best Pumpkin Haulers will finish with out dropping their pumpkin!

Registration categories:

Solo:  Yes, your biceps will thank you!
2 person “share the load” team:  If you just aren’t feeling quite up to the task of carrying a 10-40lb pumpkin for 2 miles of crazy fun then grab a friend and form a team where you can “share the load”:  2 people, 1 pumpkin and a $5 savings.  You do the math.
4 person team/family:   Form a team of 4 or more you each save $5 on entry (plus you can create a really cool team name and have matching tees/themed costumes)
Kids 5 and under are FREE!  (registration includes a bib but no tee or pumpkin.  We will have a limited # of free mini pumpkins; an additional pumpkin and tee combo is available on-line and on event day for only $10)

Registration includes a basketball-sized pumpkin, tee, photos and custom finishers medal!










Increase date Price
Early bird $40.00
after 7/15 $45.00
after 10/1 $50.00


Online registration closes at 10pm on Oct. 27th!  Day of registration is available for $60. 

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**  NOTE:  You cannot switch waves or tshirt size once you register!!



  • Best costume(s)
  • Tough pumpkin (heaviest pumpkin)
  • Pumpkin hauler baller (for those brave enough to take on 2 pumpkins solo)
  • Largest team award

Post Haul fall festival: 
After the Haul, enjoy food trucks, fun awards, hay rides and annual corn maze, but don’t get lost!

1969225_654504971330222_2668474389998438686_nAttention families with kids: 

This is a great event for the entire family.  The event is as hard as you make it and there will be pumpkins of all sizes available to “haul”!
This year we are offering:
–  A special wave just for families with young children at 10:30am
–  Kids 5 and under are free (pumpkin and tee not included but can be purchased for only $15).
–  Face painting
–  Free mini kids course!

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Online registration closes at 10pm on Oct. 27th!  Day of registration is available for $60. 

Pre-Haul packet Pick-Up options:

 Friday, October 27th
4-7 p.m.
Lone Tree Store
8457 S Yosemite St
Lone Tree, CO 80124


BONUS! You’ll get $10 on your purchase of $30+ or save 25% on everything with the VIP family membership from Road Runner Sports. Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party AND a drawing for $250 in store credit!

—>  There will be on-site registration available

—>  Team members can pick up teammate packets, we just need full name and team name

** We HIGHLY recommend attending one of the pre-Haul packet pickups.   It will give you more time on Saturday morning to pick out the best pumpkin, get it weighed and participate in the Pumpkin Bootcamp!

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Chatfield Botanic Gardens
8500 West Deer Creek canyon
Littleton, CO

** You will be given a ticket at packet pickup to use to redeem your pumpkin


 Schedule of events: 

shannongray-pumpkin-248:00-10:15am: Packet pick-up, Pumpkin pick-up and day of registration ($60)
* Make sure to arrive early, even if you’ve already picked up your packet so you can pick up and weigh your pumpkin!
8:45-9:15am: Pre-haul boot camp by Orange Theory Fitness (with your pumpkin, ouch-we mean FUN) 
9:30-10:45am:  The Haul Starts- waves of 100 people every 5 minutes
10:00am:  Celebrate all things Fall and Pumpkin during our post-race Expo. Enjoy time with family and friends at the beautiful Chatfield Botanic Gardens!
10:15am: Pumpkin Yoga with Yoga Pod Southglenn- poses and stretches with your pumpkin
11:30: Kids mini course
Awards ceremony:
     – All Double Hauler Ballers
     – “Tough Pumpkin” (heaviest pumpkin hauled, men and women)
     – Best individual and group costumes (up to 10 people)
–  Largest Team award
*Planning on being a double hauler baler?
Only those who carry both pumpkins with no assistance (back packs, slings, etc) are eligible for our double hauler baler award. If you aren’t in it for the award but just the challenge then by all means strap those pumpkins in!

*Please note:  

A basketball sized pumpkin comes with entry. If you’d like to go for hauling a big daddy pumpkin the folks at Botanic Gardens will have a separate lane for you where you can have your pumpkin measured and will be charged a couple additional dollars (depending on size).


This is not a true obstacle course race, the toughest obstacle is carrying your pumpkin for 2 miles so if you are looking for a challenge choose a heavy one or consider our “double hauler baler” challenge.   Expect fun obstacles like haybales to climb over, crawl unders, spider webs and more.  The Man Challenge will be bringing out a bunch of their best obstacles for you to conquer this year as an added bonus.   The best part:  no mud!!


Join us in a fall festival you won’t forget!   Enjoy beverages, food trucks, face painting, hay rides and annual corn maze, but don’t get lost!


* Crazy costume- fun prizes for the best hauling costumes!
* Cash for food trucks or if you want an extra pumpkin for our “double hauler baler division” and corn maze!