The 5K run (3.1 miles) is a picturesque course with lush gardens, beautiful duck ponds, and scenic landscapes. Both first timers and speedsters will enjoy running this course. Electronic chip timing will be provided by RAT RACE TIMING. Split times will be available at the half-way mark, along with a water station. There will also be water and various refreshments available at NO CHARGE after the race. In addition, we will have representatives from various organizations who are also committed to fighting human trafficking. You will be able to talk with them and learn how you can partner with them to stop this epidemic. All proceeds go to end human trafficking right here in New England.
Event details and schedule
8:00am-9:15am REgistrations and Packet Pick-up
9:30am Race Start Time
When and where is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be the day of race only. Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 9:15 am at the Registration Tables in Forest Park (near the Bandshell). You must be present to pick up your packet.
Where do I park and do I have to pay for parking?Forest Park is located at 302 Sumner Avenue, Springfield MA. Please enter through the main park entrance on Sumner Avenue. Proceed to the guard house and the following parking fees will apply:
- $3.00 in state
- $5.00 out of state.
Will I get a T-shirt?
Only the first 100 pre-registered participants will be guaranteed our short-sleeved full color event T-shirt. Race day registrant t-shirts may be available if supplies are available.
Is the course hilly?
The course is relatively flat with some rolling hills.
Can I push my toddler/baby in a stroller?
Yes, but Strollers will be the last walkers to leave the start line.
Can I run with my dog?
No. Insurance requirements strictly forbid animals in the event.
Where can I see results?
The results will be posted on-site immediately following the race and online on Rat Race Timing's website
Can I get a refund if something comes up after I register?
Sorry – no refunds.