Pumpkin Run in PA

Pumpkin Race Day FAQ:

What does the race support?
Rachel’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation will be hosting their 3rd annual cancer 5k race in PA & cancer walk in Greater Philadelphia on November 19th, 2017. The foundation was created in honor of Rachel Paster. In July of 2013, Rachel Paster was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout her own struggles during treatment, she would comment on how difficult it must be for a family to make ends meet when going through something as tough as cancer treatment. In June 2015, we lost Rachel to complications arising from metastatic breast cancer. In her honor, with the support of family, friends, and donors like you, we have erected a foundation to provide support to families in need during their cancer treatment. After all cancer patients need to focus 100% of their energy on getting well. The proceeds to this event will go to Rachel’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation. The donations received will help aid patients and their families in order to ease the burden of copays for doctor’s visits and prescription costs associated with cancer treatment. Please visit “Rachel’s Helping Hands” for more info about our 501(c)3 foundation.

Can I run with a stroller?

Is there parking available at Wilson Farm Park?
Definitely! Free Parking is available for all participants, vendors and volunteers. We will have parking volunteers directing you every step of the way.

Any race schwag/goodies?
All runners who register online will get a long sleeve race tech shirt. Racers can also opt to fundraise for additional race schwag (dufflebag, koozies, hats, and more). Fundraise through Run the day and earn that schwag. Schwag is shipped 4- 6 weeks after race day. All 5k runners will receive a 5k custom medal!

I want a DUFFLEBAG! How do I fundraise for the event?
Right after you register for the race you’ll have the opportunity to set up your own personal fundraising page through Run the day.

Is the race timed?
Yep! Timing will be provided for all racers who register online, hosted by Run the day.  It will be CHIP TIMED which is new this year and we’re super excited!

What are the awards?
• First Overall Male & Female: $100 VISA Gift Card + Winter Hat + Koozie
• Second Overall Male & Female: $50 VISA Gift Card + Winter Hat + Koozie.
• Third Overall Male & Female: $25 VISA Gift Card

Will there be refreshments at the race?
Water and light snacks will be provided after the race for registered runners. There will be a water stop in the race.

Can I volunteer at the race?
Absolutely! To pull this off we’re going to need the help of a few good men and women. If you’d like more information about volunteering on race day please email lauren.fox@rachelshelpinghands.org and our race committee will be in touch. And of course, you can volunteer here..

I have a business and we’d like to partner. Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Of Course. Without sponsorship, Rachel’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation wouldn’t be where we are today and with your support, we can help even more cancer patients and families. For more information, see our Sponsorship Page.


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