Pumpkin Chase 5K RunWisCorps is excited to hold The 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run/Walk this Saturday, October 31st, 2015!

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!

For event information and registration, visit www.WisCorps.org or “Like us” on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GreatPumpkinChase.

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

Website: www.WisCorps.org

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.

To learn more about WisCorps, visit www.WisCorps.org and “Like” the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WisCorps!