The 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 and for the love of fall, don’t pick one that is too light. You need the biggest orange orb you can find!
Why would you carry a pumpkin for fun you may ask? Well it all started one clear fall day under the big blue Colorado sky. A few friends were trying to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve and light up. Did it take the group 5 min to pick each pumpkin and go home? Nooooooo…A bunch of us had to haul those big daddy pumpkins around for 30 minutes. And it got tough, but it was fun. That day inspired The Great Pumpkin Haul and we are gonna have a blast haulin’ those pumpkins and celebrating afterwards!
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 $15)
Registration includes a pumpkin, tee and a 12oz pumpkin/fall brew or hot apple cider.
$5 tickets to the corn maze will be available for all runners and friends/family members.
We offer special discounts to large groups and companies who can register more than 15 people at once. We also have a school fundraising program this year. Click HERE to learn more about our large group programs.
Join in our Pumpkin Bootcamp by Orange Theory Fitness and Pumpkin Yoga to warm-up and stretch out- using your pumpkin!
Post Haul fall festival:
After the Haul, enjoy hot apple cider and Pumpkin/seasonal brews from a local brewery, food trucks, fun awards, hay rides and annual corn maze, but don’t get lost!
Attention 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).
– Free decorate your pumpkin station by Primrose school Ken Caryl.
– Face painting
– Free mini kids course!
Bring the entire family, hang out for the after party and enjoy discounted tickets to the corn maze and other festivities Chatfield Botanic Gardens has to offer!
Part of the proceeds from TGPH benefits Camp Como, a Christian based non-profit in the high rockies with programs that encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and active!
Join the community!
Join the official Facebook event page for the Haul for updates and giveaways from our sponsors.