The 2015 course has been moved to Upper Hixon Forest! The route is still entirely 100% off-road and promises gorgeous fall scenery throughout the forest, overlooking the beautiful coulees. Walkers and runners can join the costume contest! There will be awards for top finishers and a celebration with live music by Mike and Nancy from Mr. Blink! The first 200 registrants receive a 2015 Great Pumpkin Chase t-shirt. Participants receive fruit, hot cider, and a piece of Perkins pumpkin pie!
What: The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run/Walk 2015
Event Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Time: Day-of Registration – 8:15 a.m.; Race Start – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Race start is at Upper Hixon Forest Park, 711 County Rd. FA La Crosse, WI (next to “the weather ball”, NOAA Weather Station)
Cost: $25 before October 31st; $30 day of race
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ GreatPumpkinChase
In WisCorps’ first year, five youth worked on a single crew. Now, over 100 youth serve on crews annually! Since WisCorps’ founding in 2009, Crew Leaders have mentored young adults while working over 52,000 hours in extensive environmental restoration, growing produce for food pantries, basic home repairs for the elderly and people with disabilities, graffiti removal from parks and natural areas, and disaster relief. Corps Members gain valuable life and employment skills that will help them become active members of their communities, as well as future leaders in the Wisconsin workforce!
WisCorps also holds other fundraisers, the Enchanted Forest trick or treat hike and festival and the River to Ridge 5 Mile Run/Walk. These events help support WisCorps, a 501(c)(3) non-profit to continue to provide valuable services to Wisconsin’s citizens and environment.