Ghoulish Gallop

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December 11, 2016

UPDATE: 10/11/16 -

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that the Ghoulish Gallop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Walk has been POSTPONED this weekend, Sunday October 16th.  The City of Greenville has closed the Town Commons due to major flooding in the area.  This unfortunately means a mandatory cancelation of all events this weekend, including the Ghoulish Gallop.  While we are sad that the event has been canceled, we do understand that this call was made to ensure everyone’s safety.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Ghoulish Gallop has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 11th.  The event will be held at the Town Commons and will begin at 2pm.  As a registered participant, your registration will automatically roll over to the new event date.  However, we understand that this new date may not work with everyone’s schedule.  If you would like to terminate your registration, please email [email protected] to request a refund.

We would also like to thank you for your support of the Ghoulish Gallop and Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program.  If you have any questions, please [email protected]

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you on December, 11th.

The Ghoulish Gallop
Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is hosting the 4th annual Ghoulish Gallop 5k on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a not-for-profit organization founded by Eileen Van Houten in 1991 that provides equine assisted activities and equine assisted therapy (HPOT) to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who participate in the program come from Pitt County as well as 13 surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve each rider’s quality of life so that they can become more independent, productive and active members of the community.

The Event
The Ghoulish Gallop will be held at the Town Commons in downtown Greenville from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. This event will include a 5k run, a 1 mile fun walk, and a Best Costume contest! Proceeds from this event will benefit the program and participants of Rocking Horse Ranch.

Fundraising Teams

NEW THIS YEAR!  You are now able to create Fundraising Teams!  Anyone can create a team, you do not have to be a registered runner or walker.  The fundraising team with the highest funds raised will recieve the GRAND PRIZE.  By creating a fundraising team, you can envolve those who may not be able to attend the event.  Friends, family or co-workers can donate to your fundraising team and help you reach your goal!

To Create a Team: Click on DONATE.  From that page you can choose a pre-existing team to donate to or create your own fundraising team.


Registration opens at 1:00pm. The 5k race will start at 2:00pm. The 1 mile fun walk will begin after the 5k race ends.

5K (13 and above): $30

5K (12 and under or students): $20

1 Mile Walk: $20

Only those registered by 10/2 are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Prizes and awards will be presented immediately following the 1 mile fun walk for race winners as well as for the Best Costumes contest winners and the winning fundraising team.

Best Costume Contact
Show us your creative side and wear your best Halloween costume! Participants can enter the Best Costume Contest the day of the event during registration. The winner of the Best costume contest will receive a winner’s prize!

5k: Course around downtown Greenville. Chip timing provided by Run the East, LLC.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



December 11, 2016 (Sunday) - 14:00
5 kilometers

1M Fun Run

December 11, 2016 (Sunday) - 14:00
1 mile

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