Info | Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon

Information

The fourth annual Pumpkin Harvest Half will be held on Saturday, October 17 in Bethel, Maine and is ON barring any changes in city or state requirements.

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 7 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
DUE TO COVID-19 THERE WILL ONLY BE ON WATER STOP ON COURSE AT THE TURN TO RT 35, ROUGHLY THE HALF WAY POINT.  PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BRING YOUR HYDRATION NEEDS WITH YOU.

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 18
$60 until October 9
$65 until October 12
$70 onsite and race last minute registrations

Starting time 8:00am – 9:00am suggested fastest to slowest. You will be able to start when you arrive.

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 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, changing the event to virtual, 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). However, we do offer a refundable entry option. Details on this entry can be found HERE. While the policy at this link states we do not offer deferrals, for the Pumpkin Harvest Half we also offer a partial discount code for cancellations due to injury, sickness, or other personal reasons. You may cancel up to 21 days prior to race date. When doing so, you will receive a 75% discount code valid for 12 months after the race date. 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.