Hellerick's Family Farm is proud to be hosting the Rugged Pumpkin Run.  Pick any pumpkin, decorate it, and carry it throughout a 3K course around the farm with finishing the course through our obstacle course.  Running with a pumpkin & carrying the pumpkin are optional, but encouraged. Safety first. The Rugged Pumpkin Run benefits Rachel's Helping Hands Cancer Foundation.  *Obstacles get harder as you move through them.

Forgot to register online? Come on Saturday and register in-person! Same day registration opens at 7:30 AM

Race Information:

  • Race Duration: 3K with optional finisher obstacles
  • Same Day Registration & Check-in starts at 7:30 AM
    • Come early, pick your pumpkin, & start decorating
    • Same Day registration opens at 7:30 AM
    • Please reach out directly to for any questions related to the race.
  • Race kick-off at 9:00 AM



All Guests must sign a Waiver before participating. A Waiver link will be included in the confirmation email. Please share this link with all Guests in the group to fill out electronically before arrival.


Guests must be 5 years of age or older.

What to Wear

We require closed-toe athletic type shoes; flip-flops and sandals are not permitted. We recommend wearing loose fitting clothing that will be comfortable when you are running, jumping and crawling. You will be crawling on the ground so please DO NOT wear “good sneakers or clothes”. Expect to get dirty, especially if we have had rain or wet conditions!!! Dress according to the weather conditions of the day of your visit. Long hair must be pulled back. Necklaces, piercings and jewelry are not recommended on the course. It’s best to apply sunblock prior to running the courses. 

Physical Conditioning

The Rugged Pumpkin Run is a 3K course finishing with Hellerick's Family Farm's obstacles.  Carrying a pumpkin & running through the obstacles are optional, but encouraged.  There will be volunteers throughout the 3K and on both the adult obstacle course & kids obstacle course.  We recommend runners that choose to go through the obstacle course to be in moderate physical condition.  Runners will be required to run, jump and crawl under and over obstacles with a pumpkin (Yes, put the pumpkin down where you need to!).  Guests with medical conditions should use caution. Also, please eat and drink something before arriving at the Park especially during warm temperatures.


For safety reasons, pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this activity.

What to Expect


Runners & Guests are welcomed starting at 7:30 AM on October 30th.  Check-in at our sign in table, pick your pumpkin, and start decorating before kickoff at 9:00 AM.  Give yourself enough time for packet pickup, our sign-up sheet, and to pick that perfect pumpkin.  Help support a great cause.

rugged pumpkin run

Personal Property/Valuables

Whenever possible please leave personal belongings in your car or with a spectator. Guests may also place personal items in a bin behind the Check-in Desk.


Portable restrooms are available. They are cleaned regularly for our Guest’s comfort. Please use the restroom before you begin!

Guest Responsibility

All participants will be required to:

  • Follow Hellerick’s Family Farms policies and procedures
  • Follow Staff instructions
  • Sign a Release and Waiver document before participating


Weather may impact or interrupt the Farm Obstacle Course operation as it is open to the outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, summer heat, etc.). The Course operates safely in most weather conditions. The Course will close if any of these weather conditions occur: thunder or thunderstorm, heavy rain, excessive heat, or sustained winds over 25 miles per hour.

Guests who do not complete their visit due to deteriorating weather will be given time to complete the Course after the weather conditions change. Or if we must close due to the weather, Guests shall be given a rain check to return to the Course on another day.

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