HOW OUR PIG RACES WORK:
On a small round track near the animal barn, several races will occur during the course of a weekend day. Prior to each racing session (3 races per session, 3 sessions per day), racing fans can make donations of $1 (1 ticket) or $5 (6 tickets) and pick a pig they feel will win that race.
ALL DONORS earn a special “pignostication” pig nose for their contribution. ALL DONATIONS will go to Seattle Children’s Hospital. All donators also receive a numbered raffle ticket – they keep half and put the other half in the betting slot of their “chosen” winner. At the end of the race, the announcer will draw a name from the “winning” pig’s slot, and that individual will win a prize from one of our sponsors.
In addition to the 3 marquee races – the PIGtucky Derby (Oct. 5th, 2 pm), the SQUEAKness (Oct. 12th, 2 pm) and the BOARmont Stakes (Oct. 19th, 2 pm) – there will be the normal weekend “qualifying” races, which start Saturday, Sept. 28th, and continue on each weekend until Sunday, Oct. 27th. We will again bring back nighttime glow-in-the-dark races, starting the second weekend. Ninety races are scheduled over the course of the 5-weekend racing series – 3 sessions at 3 races/session each Saturday and Sunday + the nighttime schedule.
MORE ABOUT SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat and eliminate childhood disease. Their researchers have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child’s immune system defeat cancer and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. Now, with more than 330,000 square feet of clinical and laboratory space, a workforce of over 1,500 people and nearly $99 million in total extramural funding for the 2015 fiscal year, they are working toward the next wave of lifesaving discoveries.
MORE ABOUT MARIS FARMS: In its 19th year of operation at this current site, Maris Farms is located in scenic east Pierce County about 3 miles west of Buckley, Washington, at 25001 Sumner-Buckley Highway. It has been selling pumpkins for 25 years (first five years were at a different location) and started a corn maze at its current location in 2000. Since then, the 40-acre operation has grown into a mega-agritainment venue with more than 40 activities and events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.