Info | Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon

Information

The fifth annual Pumpkin Harvest Half will be held virtually in 2021.

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 6 will be guaranteed to receive a T-Shirt

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

Water Stops and On Course facilities
There will be there water stops on course.

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 February 7
$60 until February 28
$65 until August 31
$70 until September 26
$75 until October 3
$80 until October 15

Packet pickup
TBA

Social and Dining
FRIDAY PRE-RACE
HAPPY HOUR – 3:00p – 5:00p MILLBROOK TAVERN – $2 drafts and 1/2 price appetizers!
DINNER – 5pm – 9pm
LIVE MUSIC starts at 7pm

SATURDAY RACE DAY THE TAVERN WILL OPEN AT 11:30am for Lunch with outdoor dining (Weather permitting)

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. Please note rooms are limited and pricing is subject to change, so reserve your room early!

Inclement Weather & Cancellations
There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine. In the case of foul weather or inclement conditions, Acts of God, or other reasons the race cannot be executed as planned, management reserves the right to cancel, postpone, reschedule, switch to virtual for all participants, alter, modify the race / course, remove one or more of the legs (swim, bike, or run), or cancel the race altogether.

In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must except any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complementary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all and we will do everything in our power to prevent changes to the published race course and schedule; however, there are many factors and stakeholders involved..Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety. In the case of a change or cancellation due to factors beyond our control, we are unable to offer any refunds for any entry, regardless of what type it is.

The race has a no-refund policy (click here to read the specifics and reasons why). However, we understand that things come up and plans change. Therefore, we are offering a new option to purchase a “fully refundable entry” at the time you sign up, for an additional $25. This will provide peace-of-mind, knowing that your entire entry fee is refundable up until three days before the race. If you are interested in this option, we recommend that you read the details by clicking here.

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). However, we do offer a refundable entry option. Details on this entry can be found HERE. The exchange, transfer or sale of a race number to any other athlete is strictly prohibited. Please email Race Director Jenna Ginsberg with any questions.