Our 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge had close to 1,000 participants who ran, walked or rolled to raise $35,000 for our non-funded or underfunded programs and services. The 5K winners were Ramon Dominguez from Saratoga Springs and Elizabeth Predmore from Ballston Lake and 10K winners– Ethan Carey from Queensbury and Dana Bush from Saratoga Springs. For 5K results - http://www.zippyraceresults.com/search.php?ID=8661b and for 10K results - http://www.zippyraceresults.com/search.php?ID=8662. First, Second and Third prizes were given out by age group. Winners who missed the Awards Ceremony, can call Saratoga Bridges at 518-587-0723 to arrange for pick up Monday – Friday between 8a.m. and 4p.m.
The event featured NET Chip Timing from Albany Running Exchange, homemade refreshments made our individuals, donated food and beverages from Hixny, Uncommon Grounds, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Hannaford, DeVoe’s Rainbow Orchard, Healthy Living and Fresh Market as well as a costume contest and favorite pumpkin contest decorated by our day and residential programs. Many “Bridges Buddies” participated in the 5K upon completing the agency’s Walking and Wheeling Program. This initiative was developed by our Wellness Committee to pair staff and individuals in a 4-week training program leading up to The Great Pumpkin Challenge. Also, over 120 people volunteered from MVP Health Care, BOCES’ Criminal Justice students, Goldman Sachs’ CommunityTeamWorks, Saratoga Spa Catholic and our staff, board members and friends.
For people who missed out on participating, we did offer a virtual opportunity as a way for them to still support and celebrate with us "Together but Apart!" Looking to add this year's awesome t-shirt to your collection? They are available for $20 each at our Administrative Building.