About this Race
The 8th Annual Discover the Woods 5K Trail Race and 1 Mile Fun Run is Saturday October 3rd, 2015. The 5K Trail Race begins at 10 am and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 11. Registration for both races begins at 8 am. The races take place at Holly Hill Farm, a certified organic vegetable, flower and herb farm located at 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. The farm has a nonprofit education center onsite that uses the resources of the farm as its outdoor classroom to teach about sustainable agriculture and eating healthy food grown in a way that protects the ecosystem. Proceeds from these races benefit the Frank H. White Scholarship Fund that makes summer camp experiences and school field trips possible for students whose families need financial assistance. Please come early to explore the barnyard that includes historic buildings and the farm animals - a horse, pony, 2 adorable goats, a bunny and many chickens. The farm stand opens at 11 am so please plan a visit to stock up on locally grown organic vegetables, flowers, herbs and products from our partners including bread, cheese, hummus, honey, and more. For more information, please visit www.hollyhillfarm.org.
Awards & Timing
Marathon Sports is donating gift certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for adults. Chipotle is donating gift cards for the 1 mile fun run winners for children (age 14 and under). The race will be timed again this year and results will be available at the race and online as well.
In keeping with the mission of Holly Hill Farm, all t-shirts will be organic cotton! T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who register by Friday September 18th. Please specify your t-shirt size when registering. There will be a limited quantity available on the day of the race as well.
Parking will be at various locations on the farm. We encourage you to carpool with other runners if possible so we can fit all cars on site. There will be NO parking at Sandy Beach or Cohasset Town Hall as previously advertised. There will be someone at the farm to help you find a place to park.
The 5K course is rolling hills through 140 acres of woods that surround the growing fields of the farm, past open meadows, grassy field edges, a brook, and a pond. The terrain is a mixture of gravel paths, grass, rocks, tree roots, wooden bridges and mud! There is no pavement! Given the recent rain, it's likely to be a wonderful challenge!
Pre-register online and win a prize!
Please pre-register online for the race - it makes race day so much easier! Anyone who pre-registers on or before Friday October 2nd will be entered into a drawing for one of several prizes to be given out the morning of the race. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses and an organic cotton veggie bag and a gift certificate for produce at the Farm Stand at Holly Hill Farm!
Please bring your reusable water bottle! We will have plenty of water but in keeping with our mission of sustainability we are attempting to make this a zero trash event so we will not be offering disposable water bottles or cups.