Great Pumpkin Race - 2018 Recap

steve outridge October 21, 2018

Another successful Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew Farms, brought to you by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, is in the books!

It was beautiful morning at Buckelew Farms today for the 5K and FitKidz mile. Participants had a blast running the the pumpkin fields and corn maze and there were some fast times out there! As usual on a working Pumpkin Farm, the course was as close to a 5K as was workable and this was probably a little under 3 miles. No complaints were heard as this event is about fun, Pumpkins, dancing to the Monster Mash, running in costumes and running through a corn maze!

In the 5K, the women’s overall was won by Josephine Bush in a speedy time of 18:08, second place was Claire Hans in 18:34 and in third place was Kristina Bonet in 19:02. The female Master’s Winner was Jeanne Krizman in 21:24.

On the men’s side, the 5K winner was Ernesto Chavez-Brito in an outstanding time of 17:17, second place was Daryll Brosanders in 17:58, and taking third was Patrick Kincannon in 18:07. The men’s Maters crown was won by James Mills in 19:57.

Over 120 kids enjoyed the FitKidz mile and playing on the farm afterwards, including riding out on tractor-pulled wagons to pick their own pumpkins right out of the patch!

Many thanks to the Buckelew Family for again allowing SAR to have the Great Pumpkin race on their incredible farm. Huge kudos as well to The Running Shop for being our primary sponsor and such a fantastic supporter of local running. A big thank you as well to Canyon Fence, the co-Race Director Mr. Tom Tronsdal and his son Mac who filled in as Fitz today to root on the kids.

Then there our our amazing volunteers. It is not possible to thank these great folks enough. I apologize for anyone we might miss in this list: Steve and Sheryl Felde, Randi Steiner, Sarah Aldomovar Noemi Mills, Connie Lopez, Shirley Hester, Erik Sanders, Dave Dixon, Dave Odom, Jeff Fulks, Christine Outridge, Mac Tronsdal, Diane Manzini, Doreen Davis, Aaron Espinoza, Heather Hopkins, Claire Hans, Brian LeRoy, Peter Ruggles, Joe Plassmann, Chris, Jennifer and Eddie Garcia, Denise and Chris Fall and Lynette Kaplan.

These days we understand that there are many events for you to choose from and we are very grateful for those who chose to join us for the Great Pumpkin Race today! We hope to see you all, and many of your friends and family, next year! If you have any ideas of things you would like to see us do for you at this event please send an email the the Race Director as outridge2003@yahoo.com.

Steve Outridge

RD - The Great Pumpkin Race

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