About This Event
Join us for the inaugural Black Birch Vineyard 10 Mile Race! Set in the rural farm rich community of Hatfield, Massachusetts is a boutique winery serving authentic, hand-pressed signature wines. This race is brought to you by the creators of the Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K and Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon & 5K
A stunning early Spring landscape, long winding country roads, a few challenging (but fun) hills and a refreshing glass of wine waiting for you in a picturesque setting. This ten mile race kicks off at Black Birch Vineyard and takes you on a tour of two quaint New England towns. The course is suitable for all ability levels. It’s positioned two-weeks after the Saint Patrick’s Day 10K and two-weeks before the Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon, as you look to plan your early Spring season. There will be a 3-hour time limit to complete the course.
Post Race Experience
All finishers will receive a beautifully designed, elegant Black Birch wine glass and a free pour courtesy of the Vineyard, to commemorate your experience. We'll also be pairing some delicious foods and snacks that you can enjoy post-race, while listening to live music.
Top male and female half marathon finishers will receive a $150 cash prize.
Second place finishers will receive a $100 cash prize.
Third place finishers will receive a $50 cash prize.
The first place finishers in each age group will also receive a prize.
Bib pick-up will take place at 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition (231 Russell St.) in Hadley, MA. You can pick-up your packet on Saturday, March 30th, from 12PM-2PM. If we do not sell out, same day registration and bib pick-up will be from 8:30-9:30AM on race day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Parking will be available along Straits road, next to the Black Birch Vineyard. Additional parking is available at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and at C & S Wholesale Grocers. Additional parking instructions will be sent out via email, prior to race day. Carpooling and drop-offs are highly recommended
We will have aid stations every 2-3 miles with water and electrolyte beverages. Porta potties will be at the start/finish area.
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