Register for the 2018 Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash 5K Run/Walk

The Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash is an Oktoberfest 5K around the beautiful 115-acre historic farm property of the Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Rd, Bath, OH 44210.  The course takes runners and walkers through the scenic area of the Ecology Center on the property’s roads, grassy and woodland trails and around the Our Lady of the Elms high school track.

Packet pickup begins at 7:00 a.m.

The 5k Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

Handmade pottery for top 3 runners.

Hot cider and other Oktoberfest refreshments after the race.

Kid activities in the Century barn.

Costumes encouraged and top prizes for best costumes.

All 5k finishers receive a very unique, hand-made finishers medal. Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash 5k participants will get a technical t-shirt. Awards for top three overall male and female runners. Age category awards for top three in the following age groups for running divisions - RUNNERS: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.  Awards for top 5 walkers.

The event benefits the Crown Point Ecology Center at

Largest team wins no matter the time or event!  Winning team will enjoy a team lunch at a Vaccaro’s Trattoria with date/time TBD by the team leader.

Gather up everyone you know to be on your team. Participants can do either the 5k or the Virtual run/walk. Each team member signs up individually for their event and can create/join a team when registering for the event. Get your friends and/or co-workers together, come up with a unique team name, and come on out! Team members must cross the finish line at the race to count! Virtual members must turn in their completion of event by Friday, October 26 at 5pm.

Your team leader should create the team and then you can choose it from the dropdown list of existing teams so that no spelling errors occur! After clicking event to register, select your event from the dropdown menu. To be added to a team, you then must click the brown box titled "TEAM CHALLENGE" to the right of the screen. Select a team from the dropdown menu or create your own team.


RUNNERS - Did you know: winter squash is great for you!  They provide cards and energy for recovery and offer a great source of beta carotene, the antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A.  Beta carotene may also help athletic performance by reducing the oxidative stress and damage to muscle.  Winter squash is also a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.  Pumpkin seeds are filled with magnesium, a mineral that must be replenished during strenuous exercise to support peak performance.

Pumpkins and winter squash are both for sale at the center on race day.  And winner might win some. Crown Point is a working organic and permaculture farm with woods, meadows, ponds and wetlands with miles of beautiful hiking trails – a perfect place for a run!  The centerpiece of the property is a big, red Century Barn. It is a magnificent 115-acre historic property -- the highest point in Bath and the core of pioneer settler Jason Hammond’s acreage.

Explore the farm, checkout the frog cob pizza oven.  Interested in straw bale building?  Sign up to volunteer on our straw bale house building project in the afternoon. For more information please visit: For info about the race call Ellen Otto at 330-668-8992.


Price for Virtual 5K Run/Walk will increase in 3 days.
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WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I know that participating in Crown Point Pumpkin Patch Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Kids Run is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree not to enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of an Event official relative to my ability to safely complete the Event. I am volun­tarily entering and assume all risks associated with participating in the Event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, spectators or others, vehicular or other traffic, the effect of the weather, including heat and/or humidity, wind, cold temperature, wet or icy surfaces, falling tree branches or other overhead objects, traffic and other conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this Waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of this application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Released Parties (defined below), from present and future claims and liabilities of any kind, known or unknown, arising out of my travel to or from or my participation in the event or related actives, including personal injury or death, or property or economic damage, whether caused in whole or in part by the Released Parties or any other person or thing at the Event and even though such claim or liability may arise out of negligence or fault on the part of any of the Released Parties.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: I grant permission to each of the Released Parties to use or authorize others to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of my participation in the Event or related activities, including my name, for any legitimate purpose without remuneration.

RELEASED PARTIES: This Waiver and Release is given to Crown Point Ecology Center the Ohio Challenge Series, RS Racing Systems, all sponsors and officials of the event, and the officers, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers, agents, representatives, and successors of the foregoing.

GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION AND RELEASE FOR MINOR: If I am signing this Waiver and Release on behalf of a minor, I understand and agree that my child’s participation in this Event is by my choice and, I agree that the Wavier and Release above applies equally to my child and me and any claims I, he or she may have. I also waive any derivative claims that relate to or arise out of my child’s participation in the Event. I also agree that the Publicity Release above applies to my child and me.

RULES OF THE EVENT: I agree that attendance and/or participation in the Event is subject at all times to any and all rules and regulations of the Event.   All entries are non-refundable.