ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FROM 8:00AM TO 8:45AM ON SATURDAY
Join the flock to get outside, get moving, have some fun while supporting Natick Community Organic Farm!
We invite you to run, walk, saunter or mosey 5K through the historic Natick Community Organic Farm. Our scenic course is a 3 x 1 mile loop that runs road, gravel, grass, trail. The course starts on the driveway of the farm, through the trail into the woods, along the aqueduct, and around the Memorial School Field back to the Farm, where you can wave to the animals (and adoring fans) each time through.
The first 125 participants will receive an NCOF 5K gift.
Proceeds will support NCOF's scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to students who would not otherwise be able to participate in the farm's extensive educational programmings.
RACE DAY DETAILS:
Check In / Registration
Bib Pickup and Race Day Registration will begin at 8:00a near the Farm House. We will accept race day registration up until 8:45a. A list of registered runners with your bib numbers will be posted online and at the Farm on Race Day. Each participant will receive a NCOF Mason Jar Glass (limited to first 125 registrants)
The Farm driveway will be closed on race day. To park, please proceed past the driveway and park in the Memorial School lot. There is additional parking behind the school.
Runners will start at 9:00a. At approximately 9:20a after the runners have started their 3rd loop, we will start the walkers. This will allow faster runners to make it through the course without too much congestion in some of the tighter trail areas and allow walkers to enjoy the route. Runners will be timed by “gun time.” Kids may run one loop, or the entire 5K race.
The NCOF 5K Course is a three loop course. The loop begins at the NCOF driveway, runs past the farmhouse, some of our garden beds and into the Forest Gnome Trail. You will then bear right onto the Aqueduct Trail, and then exit at the Memorial School. The course runs behind the Memorial School, into the Athletic Fields, skirting the outside of the soccer field, before taking a hard right onto the sidewalk and heading back to the Farm driveway. After your third lap, you will head down the driveway, and bear to the left to the finish, passing by the goats, rabbits and chickens.
The course is about 40% Trail, 40% Field and 20% Road / Gravel. If you are new to running trails, the course is not very technical, but you still need to be aware of your footing while running. Please be sure to follow the directions of volunteers and course markings (there will be signs and flags to follow) to ensure you run the full 3.11 mile course.
Post-Race & Awards
There will be refreshments post-race for runners and walkers. NCOF Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers. Kid finishers will receive a medal. After the race we welcome you to enjoy exploring the Farm with your friends and families.
If you have questions, or would like to volunteer to help email us.
Kids Fun Run (10 & Under) Closed
$20.00May 6 - Jun 17
5K Walk Closed
$35.00May 6 - Jun 17
5K Run Closed
$35.00May 6 - Jun 17
- Event contact
- Jennifer Erem