Info | Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon

Information

The first annual Pumpkin Harvest Half will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:30a, in Bethel, Maine.

Course
This is a scenic country course with rolling terrain on paved roads, starting and ending in downtown Bethel, Maine.  Please Click HERE for more info on the course

Finisher Awards
All finishers receive a finisher award. These will vary from year to year and may be a glass (you’ll need it to enjoy you post race beer) or possible a unique medal that can open a bottle of beer.

T-Shirts
All participant who register by September 1 will be guaranteed to receive a T-Shirt

Awards
Top 3 overall male and female runners
Top three in each age group 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & Over

Water Stops and On Course facilities
There will be five water stops on course that will have both Gatorade and water as well as 2 portable restrooms and medical personnel. Changing facilities will be available onsite.  In addition to water and food we will have an after party hosted by the Bethel Inn and Country Club Millbrook Tavern.

IMPORTANT NOTE
The road is open to traffic, so please be considerate of cars trying to pass you. Do not run in the middle of the road. Please stay out of the road and make sure that you are running on the shoulder as much as possible. We will have volunteers and race vehicles on the — please listen to them! Help keep the traffic tension to a minimum by remembering that all roads are open during the race and that cars will be on the roads too!

Entry fee
$55 until September 15
$60 until October 6
$65 until October 12
$70 onsite and race last minute registrations

Starting time 8:30am

Packet pickup
Friday, October 13 5:00-7:00- Bethel Inn and Country Club (Gibson Room)
Saturday, October 14 6:30a-7:30a on the Bethel Common adjacent to the finish line

Social and Dining
FRIDAY PRE-RACE
HAPPY HOUR – 4:00p – 6:00p MILLBROOK TAVERN – $2 drafts and 1/2 price appetizers!
DINNER – 5pm – 9pm
LIVE MUSIC starts at 8pm

SATURDAY RACE DAY THE TAVERN WILL OPEN AT 11am for Lunch!

Lodging
Please visit the Bethel Inn and Country Club Website or call 800-654-0125 for discounted lodging rates.  Use the code “pump” for 20% off retails rates and bed and breakfast packages for 2 starting at just $149. Please note rooms are limited and pricing is subject to change, so reserve your room early!

Inclement Weather
The race will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that pose extreme danger to participants and volunteers. Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, postponing the start, etc. There are no refunds in the case of weather-caused changes or cancellations. If cancelled, the race will not be rescheduled.

Information is subject to change and will be updated as soon as possible.  Race Management reserves the right to make changes as needed.

Refunds, Transfers and Deferrals

There are no refunds given. The vast majority of endurance events do not offer any refunds at all, under any circumstances (especially the ones with high entry fees). We think it makes more sense to give you the option to defer your entry to the following year or transfer your bib to someone else. Deferrals and transfers will be allowed for a small $12.50 fee up to 30 days before the event. You need to manage your defferal or transfer yourself through our online registration site by logging into your account here: runsignup.com

Why do we have this policy? As event organizers, we have to take on substantial financial risk each year by paying large deposits on venues, police, awards, finisher medals/gifts, t-shirts, vendors, etc. We forecast up to twelve months in advance and take on expenses based on our projected numbers. Offering refunds on the base entry fee puts the entire event at risk, since we have no way of truly knowing how many people may drop out, after we have committed to large costs. It also creates substantial administrative work at times when we are focused on race prep. We are athletes ourselves, so we understand the frustration around losing an entry fee if plans change. However, we would not be able to put on a high quality race if we had the uncertainty of refunds affecting our decision-making.

That being said, we also recognize the value of peace-of-mind that your entry will not go to waste if your plans change so that is why we will offer both deferral and transfer policies. While it will have a $12.50 nominal fee, we want to have an option that will allow those unexpected circumstances that arise from injuries to pregnancies and deployments. This will allow athletes that want to lock in a bib number, but also want flexibility if they can’t race.

There are no transfers permitted without following the formal transfer process and paying the $10* fee through RunSignUp.com. This is for liability reasons and is strictly prohibited. If you would like to transfer your entry, you must follow the official transfer process.