November 25, 2021
Benefiting the Easthampton Community Center
Easthampton, MA 01027
November 8th is the last day to register online at the $30 level and get a t-shirt
7th Annual Give 'Em The Bird 5k/2k
Thursday, November 25, 2021
*** THIS IS NOT A CITY SPONSORED EVENT ***
2020 was a challenging for everyone and sadly! With that said the Easthampton Community Center is and will continue to be a source for food, clothing and many other essentials now more than ever.
As of today (8/1/21) we are very excited to be able to hold the 7th Annual Community 5K run/walk (2K walk) to benefit the Easthampton Community Center IN PERSON this year!!.
The money raised by this event has ensured that hundereds of families will have a warm meal during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Last year's VIRTUAL EVENT with your help and the help from our sponsors we raised $20,000 and we hope to raise the same or more again this year. This event in past years has SOLD OUT in early November. We are limiting the event to 500 total participants, so please sign up early.
COVID precautions as of 8/2/21: While we hope things continue to improve, the threat of COVID is still here. Our intent is to hold the event very much like we did pre-covid however, this could change. We will ask that everyone that signs up please remember that this is a community event and will include at least 500 people. With that said, masks as of this time (8/2/21) will be recommend for everyone, but not required for anyone that is vaccinated. Per the current CDC guidlines we would ask that if you are not vaccintaed you wear a mask during the event.
The 5K run/walk (2K walk) course is a flat to rolling route past the mills and fields of Easthampton, starting and finishing at Millside Park. A course map can be found posted on the main page. The course will be well marked and staffed with volunteers. There is one aid station near mile 2. Approximately half of the course is on the rail trail closed to traffic and half is on rural roads that are open to traffic.
If you would like a event shirt you must sign up before 11/08/21.
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Patrick Brough at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must remain aware of traffic and follow the rules of the road.
Register online by November 8th to receive a race t-shirt.
Prizes for Male and Female overall winners. Medals will be awarded to top finishers in male and female age groups.
In order to make sure everything goes smooth, we will CAP the total entries to 500. This event has SOLD OUT for the past couple years, and will undoubtedly do so again! Sign up ASAP to reserve your spot, we will not be able to take any participants past 500. Thank you for understanding.
There are no cash prizes; this is a community fund raiser! Important dates: November 8th is the last day to register online at the $30 level and get a t-shirt. November 24th will be packet pick-up from 5-7pm at Abandon Building Brewery. November 25th is race day (Thanksgiving morning).