It’s coming and we want YOU to be there! The 10th Annual 5K for Farmland & Farmers’ Market Festival!
Our biggest community event of the year will take place on Sunday, October 21 on the historic Hadley Common, with running and walking routes through the scenic farmlands of the Great Meadow and along the Connecticut River.
The event brings together people like you to run, walk, support local farmers, and raise awareness about the need to conserve our Valley’s precious farmland. The 5K road race is USATF-sanctioned loop that starts and ends on the West Street Common. A 2-mile walking route offers a bird’s eye view of the Connecticut River. After the run or walk, enjoy the post-race Farmers’ Market Festival on the Town Common with great food and locally brewed beer. All registered participants get a FREE beer (age 21+) and anyone can buy a pint, with proceeds going to support Kestrel’s work to conserve our local farms. The Farmers’ Market highlights local farm products and unique local crafts, as well as nature exhibits and Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi. And, listen to the upbeat sounds of The Empty Bottle Ramblers Cajun band!
Join us on Sunday between 9 am and 10:45 am at the West Street Common to register for the day of the race/walk. Race begins at 11 am!
Registration Fees: (All Proceeds Benefit Kestrel Land Trust!)
$25 pre-registration (online or received by Thursday, October 18)
$50 family (2 adults & 2 children under 18)
Adult Registration: $30
Family Registration: $60 (2 adults + 2 kids age 18 or under)
Grade School/College Student Registration: $15
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE! PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!