Join the Flock for our First 5K!
About Natick Community Organic Farm:
Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) is a 501c3 nonprofit educational farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education to people of all ages, year-round to the Metrowest community since 1975. Our 27-acre diversified farm's woodland backs up on to a lovely, wide, and flat section of the Cochituate Aqueduct known as the Eisemenger Trail that like the Farm is one of Natick's true treasures.
About the Course:
We cordially invite you, your family, and your friends to run, walk, mosey or saunter with us along our beautiful, trail-run loop. The course will start at the farmhouse, head off-road through NCOF's beautiful woodland, then turn right along the aqueduct before continuing on the grass boundaries of Memorial School and heading up the Farm's driveway into the yard of NCOF's historic 1815 barn. Choose to walk or run 1 mile (one loop), or go the full 5K distance (3 loops).
5K Run starts at 8 AM. Runner check-in and registration opens at 7:15 AM.
1 Mile Fun Walk/Run starts at 8:30 AM. Please arrive by 7:50 as driveway will be closed to cars at 7:50 AM. Families are welcome to walk around the farm and view the animals prior to the fun run/walk start time.
Distances and directions will be clearly marked by experienced race coordinators. Adults pushing strollers are welcome to participate at one loop distance. No dogs please. Official numbers and timing services will make this a true race experience, while human and livestock course marshals will give it a distinctively farmy flair.
The first 100 to register will receive a commemorative reusable mason jar drinking glass. All race participants will receive free admission to NCOF's Spring Spectacular outdoor spring event, which runs 10 AM-2 PM on the same day. Ribbons for the top 3 finishers.
All race proceeds to benefit 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. (See www.natickfarm.org for programming options.)
If you would like to volunteer for set up, clean up, or as a course marshal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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