Run for Conservation

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  • 06.09.2012 @ 06:30 AM
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Online registration is closed! Paper registration is still available: -FRIDAY, JUNE 8 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Bayside Runner $25 (38 Long Pond Road in Plymouth. Pre-Registered runners may also pick-up their bib #s and t-shirts at this time!) - SATURDAY, June 9 from 8:30am to 9:00am at the race. $30 Thank You!
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This 5k run/walk is for runners, walkers, families, local non-profits & businesses to support land conservation in southeastern Massachusetts! The first 100 registrants will receive a FREE race t-shirt! Enjoy the pre & post-race Eco-Fair! All proceeds support our efforts to save land in southeastern MA!

**We'll be featuring a special barefoot division (with barefoot and minimus footwear allowed).**

On-line registration is open until 11:00pm on Thursday, June 7.

Paper registration will be available on:
- Thursday, June 7 from 2:30pm to 6:30pm at The Plymouth Farmers’ Market (Directions: http://plymouthfarmersmarket.org/)
- Friday, June 8 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Bayside Runner (Directions: http://www.baysiderunner.com/about/location/)
- Saturday, June 9 from 8:30am to 9:00am at the Race Headquarters (see directions below). $30

Bayside Runner is offering 20% off vibram fivefingers to Run for Conservation barefoot division registrants who bring their registration receipt to the store (38 Long Pond Road in Plymouth) by June 8.

This race is a member of the Bayside Runner Racing Series! For more information about the series, visit: http://www.baysiderunner.com/race-series/

Fees:
$20 - Wildlands Trust Members
$25 - Non-Members
$20 - Team Registration (per person). Teams must have at least 5 people and one person pays for the whole team.
$30 - Race Day Registration
Course
5km / 3.1 mi - **1/2 road, 1/2 trail**

The road is paved and trail is wide, sandy (medium compaction with rocks), straight, and through a beautiful forest. There will be volunteers and police stationed throughout directing you. There will also be Wildlands Trust Run for Conservation (8 ½ x 11in) signs with arrows throughout the course.



Pre-race # pick-up
Save hassle on race day! Pick up your bib # at Bayside Runner between 10am and 6pm on June 8. The store is located at 38 Long Pond Road in Plymouth, MA 02360.
T-shirts
T-shirts will be distributed in order of earliest registration date to latest while supplies last.
Day-of registration and bib # pick-up
8:30am to 9am under the Charge Pond Camping Area Pavilion in DCR’s Myles Standish State Forest. (Note: Run for Conservation Headquarters are located at the Charge Pond Camping Area Pavilion, *NOT* at DCR’s Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters). Race day registration is $30. There will be no bag check, but the starting line is very close to the parking area so you can leave everything in your car.
Wildlands Trust
Wildlands Trust is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit member-supported organization dedicated to conserving land and preserving the natural heritage of southeastern Massachusetts. We work to permanently protect and steward important habitats and landscapes, including woodlands and fields, ponds, coastal areas, agricultural lands, and river systems. We protect almost 6,500 acres in 33 towns. Almost 4,000 acres are in nature preserves that are open to the public for recreational activities.
For information about becoming a Wildlands Trust member, please visit: http://www.wildlandstrust.org/SupportOurWork/BecomeaMember/tabid/182/Default.aspx
Registration Fees
Non-refundable, no exceptions. Race entrants may not transfer, sell, or substitute another athlete for their registration. The event organizer has the right to shorten or cancel the event if, in his or her judgment, environmental conditions including weather or other factors become dangerous.
Volunteers / Sponsors / Vendors
Volunteers:
Many hands will be needed and we appreciate your time and help. Volunteers will receive a FREE race volunteer t-shirt!
Sponsors:
Various sponsorship levels are available.
Vendors:
Would you like to display an exhibit or host an activity at our race Eco-Fair?

E-mail skugel@wildlandstrust.org to learn more about any of the above.
Race Start Time
9:30am. Check-in is from 8:30am to 9am! It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to the Race Headquarters at the Charge Pond Camping Area Pavilion from any of the Myles Standish State Forest entrances. Please see directions to the Race Headquarters below.
Directions to the Run for Conservation Race Headquarters – Charge Pond Camping Area Pavilion
Directions to the Run for Conservation Race Headquarters – Charge Pond Camping Area Pavilion:
GPS Location: Charge Pond Road, Plymouth, MA

From Rt. 3:
If heading North on Rt. 3, take Exit 5, and turn Left onto Long Pond Rd toward Home Depot Drive (follow Long Pond Rd for 3.6 mi)
If heading South on Rt. 3, take Exit 5, and turn Right onto Long Pond Rd toward Home Depot Drive (follow Long Pond Rd for 3.6 mi)
Turn Right into Myles Standish State Forest at East Entrance (at Alden Road). Alden road is not clearly marked, but there is a large Myles Standish State Forest sign. At this point, you can start following the 8½ by 11 in Run for Conservation directional posters that will lead you to the Race Headquarters or you can continue to follow the directions below:
Follow the paved road for approx. 1.5 mi, continue onto Upper College Pond Rd.
Sharp Left to stay on Upper College Pond Rd (follow approx. 3 mi staying straight).
Sharp Left onto Fearing Pond Rd (follow approx. 1 mi)
Right Turn onto Charge Pond Rd (follow .4 mi and then stay Right on Charge Pond Rd).
On the left-hand side you will see a large Run for Conservation sign.
Please tell the volunteers that you have arrived for the Run for Conservation and they will direct you into the parking area.
*There are several signs in the forest pointing to Charge Pond which are a good addition to the directions.*
You can also download and print a map of the forest here: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/mssf1.pdf

From 495:
Take Exit 2 off 495. Head northeast on MA-58 N toward Beach St. (follow 2.3 mi)
Continue onto Tremont St (follow 0.8 mi)
Turn Right onto Cranberry Rd (follow 2.7 mi)
At this point, you can start following the 8½ by 11 in Run for Conservation directional posters that will lead you to the Race Headquarters or you can continue to follow the directions below:
Sharp Left onto E Head Rd (follow 361 ft)
Slight Right onto Lower College Pond Rd (0.9 mi)
Continue onto Halfway Pond Rd (0.8 mi)
Sharp Right onto Upper College Pond Rd (1.0 mi)
Sharp Left onto Fearing Pond Rd (1.0 mi)
Right onto Charge Pond Road (0.4 mi)
Right Turn onto Charge Pond Rd (follow .4 mi and then stay Right on Charge Pond Rd).
On the left-hand side you will see a large Run for Conservation sign.
Please tell the volunteers that you have arrived for the Run for Conservation and they will direct you into the parking area.
*There are several signs in the forest pointing to Charge Pond which are a good addition to the directions.*
You can also download and print a map of the forest here: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/mssf1.pdf
Parking
Parking is located in the field adjacent to the Charge Pond Pavilion. Please tell the volunteers/staff/police stationed on Charge Pond Road that you have arrived for the Run for Conservation and they will direct you into the parking area. In the spirit of conservation, please consider carpooling!
Post-Race and Eco-Fair
Please stick around for awards and raffle items! Enjoy the Eco-Fair where businesses and local non-profits will have green tips and free give-aways. Also, the DCR has been kind enough to invite you to stay the afternoon by the Charge Pond beach. Bring your bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen if you’d like to cool off in the pond after the race. And/or consider visiting the Wildlands Trust Preserves adjacent to the forest, including our Halfway Pond Conservation Area or the Emery Preserve West. You can download maps of the preserves here by clicking on the red stars in the town of Plymouth: http://www.wildlandstrust.org/GoForAWalk/FindaPreserveNearYou/tabid/68/Default.aspx
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Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
LIABILITY WAIVER In consideration of permission to participate in the Run for Conservation: A. I fully understand and acknowledge that outdoor activities have inherent risks, dangers and hazards and such hazards may exist during my participation. B. Participation in such activities may result in injury or illness and by participating in these activities, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the officers, staff, or agents of Wildlands Trust, the negligence of the participants, the negligence of others, accidents, the forces of nature or other causes. C. I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Wildlands Trust and its officers, staff, and agents from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in Wildlands Trust activities. I have read the above waiver and release, and by signing it agree. It is my intention to exempt and relieve Wildlands Trust from liability for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death caused by negligence or any other cause. PUBLICITY CONSENT I hereby consent that any narratives, film, photographs, videotape, or sound recordings of events in which I am participating may be used by Wildlands Trust, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and its sub-grantee partners, the AmeriCorps program, including MassLIFT, or the Massachusetts Service Alliance, or the National and Community Service Board, or any other AmeriCorps programs in the state, in order to publicize AmeriCorps, Massachusetts Service Alliance, or MassLIFT events, programs, and service day activities, or in any other ways they see fit. SecureFeeâ„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.