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2017 Great Pumpkin Run: 4 Reasons You Must Join Me on November 4th in Frederick, MD

  • October 27, 2017

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2017 great pumpkin run

Have you ever participated in the Great Pumpkin Run?

You know what? It doesn’t matter.  Because either way you have to join me for the Great Pumpkin Run if you’re in the Frederick, MD area on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. The 5K will be held at Crumland Farms, which is close to D.C., Baltimore, and Central PA.

Here are the highlights of why you want to join me for this awesome 5K if you’re in the area.

2017 Great Pumpkin Run in Frederick, MD: 4 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Miss It

You actually get apple cider AND a pumpkin at the end of the race.

I suppose it wouldn’t be called the Great Pumpkin Run if pumpkins weren’t included (unless they’re the race director is a big Charlie Brown fan).

Now, I haven’t been to Crumland Farms before, so I don’t have experience with the course. However, I have a 2-year-old son and he’s been to almost every other farm and pumpkin patch in our area thanks to my wife.  So, just make sure to watch your step!

By the end of it, if it’s anything like the Hard Cider Run, you’re going to be very thankful to receive that cold cup of apple cider at the end.

You get cool Great Pumpkin Run swag and a finisher’s medal.

Here’s what you receive with your registration according to the Great Pumpkin Run site:

  • Entry to the 5K run or walk
  • Lightweight 1/4 zip tech hoodie, perfect for fall running
  • 2017 finisher's medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Entry to the farm all day
  • Cup of apple cider at the finish line
  • Small pumpkin to take home
  • Free professional race photos

Sounds like a great haul to me! I know my son will appreciate the pumpkin to add to his collection on our front porch!

You can carry a pumpkin for the entire race (your choice).

So, this is a fun way to challenge yourself. Although, I wouldn’t recommend spiking the pumpkin at the finish line.  That might get a little messy, but it’d be an awesome photo!

Also, I’d only do this for a 5K. Can you imagine carrying a pumpkin a half or full marathon?  That’s just asking for trouble (and sore arms)!

You get to run a 5K on a beautiful farm and stick around afterward.

Yep, that’s right. You get to run on a farm with some beautiful fall scenery. Sounds like a perfect runner’s back drop, right?

Plus, you might as well bring the whole family. Not only will you have a travelling cheering section to motivate you, but you can celebrate (and drink some more cider) by strolling around the farm afterwards! Sounds like a wonderful Saturday (and much better than errands).

Details for the Great Pumpkin Run

Event: 2017 Great Pumpkin Run

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am (Note: The first few waves are sold out, so register for the 10:40 am or 10:50 am waves)

Cost: $45 + SignUp Fee

Register for the 2017 Great Pumpkin Run and select to join team RunTheMoney!

Let me know if you’re joining me for the 2017 Great Pumpkin Run

I’ll be running in the 10:05 am wave and likely sporting my Run The Money shirt. Please come up and say hello.

Let’s get a photo together holding our pumpkins. What do you say?

Use this registration link , shoot me an email at [email protected], tweet me @RunTheMoney, or head over to the Run The Money Facebook page. I’d love to know if you’re going to be there!

One more thing …

Make sure to check back here the week after the race for a post-race recap / debrief. I always like to tell you guys and gals how the race went and let you know if it’s something to sign up for. So, be on the lookout for that!