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The 7th annual Weir River Farm Trail Run is Sunday, October 15, 2023 and includes running the trails of Weir River Farm and neighboring Whitney and Thayer Woods. There are 3 race distances to choose from — 9.3 miles, 6.0 miles and 3.4 miles.
Come for the race... stay for the cider donuts! Post-race cider donuts are a staple of the fall races in the Barn to Run series. Bring the kids to see the animals, free pumpkin painting and to see all the farm has to offer!
The Weir River Farm Trail Run offers runners a first-class trail race, but is also designed to showcase and raise awareness for the Farm’s property, programs and CSA (community supported agriculture) operations. A portion of the proceeds from will be donated to the farm.
All runners that register by Sunday, 10/1/23 will receive this soft cotton, gender specific t-shirt. Register after that date and you will receive a Barn to Run knit beanie. Regardless of when you register, all runners also receive post-race food (cider donuts!) & drink and a chance to win sponsor giveaways. NOTE: If there are any t-shirts left over after the race, runners that receive a pom-pom hat may exchange their hat for a t-shirt.
The 2023 Barn to Run Trail Race Series schedule consists of three events:
Choose the 2-Race Pass option above to sign up for 2 races in the series and you'll SAVE 10%.
Choose the 3-Race Season Pass option above to sign up for all 3 races in the series and you'll SAVE 10% and receive a Barn to Run running hat.
There will be 1 aid station offering water and Power Bar gels (strawberry banana flavor), Power Bar shots (orange and cola flavors) and Power Bar bars (raspberry flavor). THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE... you must have your own hydration carrier. A limited number of speedcup and hydration belts will be available for sale at the event for those that need a hydration carrier on a race day.
Runners in the 9.3 mile race will pass the aid station three times -- near the 1.5, 4.5 and 8.1 mile marks. Runners in the 6 mile race will pass the aid station two times -- near the 1.5 and 4.5 mile marks. Runners in the 3.4 mile race will pass the aid station at the 1.5 mile mark.
Awards will be given to 3 fastest men and women in each race. Past awards include rustic, hand-crafted awards to hang on your wall and produce from the farm. The 1st Place male & female finisher in each race will also be given a coupon code for 1 free pair of Darn Tough Socks of their choice. Random giveaways include Barn to Run swag and Darn Tough socks.
Online registration closes Saturday, 10/14/23 at 6:00pm EST. Sunday, 10/15/23 is RACE DAY (at Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Road, Hingham, MA) and the schedule looks like this:
Each Barn to Run race includes attractions and activities to keep the kids entertained while mom or dad is participating in the event (children must still be accompanied by an adult at all times). Weir River Farm has a barn yard with pigs, chickens and goats and kids under 15 will be given a free pumpkin to paint (first 25 kids).
All registrants will receive a unique URL in their registration confirmation email. Share that URL with friends and family and if 3 people register using that URL you will receive a $15 refund to the credit card you used when you signed up. No promo code necessary... just share the URL and spread the word!
Produced by Sun Multisport Events, the Barn to Run Trail Race Series is New England's only farm-based trail race series featuring a collection of farm-based trail races that connects you to awesome trails and local farms while offering a terrific race experience to you and spectators. Each event in the series features multiple race distances to choose from, includes running past farm fields and through forest trails while providing an opportunity to learn about and support farm programs & initiatives. The 2023 Barn to Run line-up will include the Powisset Farm Trail Run in Dover, MA in the spring (Memorial Day, 5/29/23) and fall (10/22/23) and the Weir River Farm Trail Run (10/15/23).
Additional race information can be found at https://barntorun.com/.
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