Upcoming Fall 5Ks

There a number of 5Ks throughout the Pioneer Valley this Fall. GMU will continue to update this list as we become aware of each one (which means, if you know of a race, post it in the comments!). Get outside, support great causes and enjoy the foliage!


The 3rd Annual 5K for Farmland:


Sunday, Oct 23, 2011


10:00 AM

Registration and number pickup 8:00AM – 9:45AM


West Street Common, Hadley, MA; Flat, fast course through the scenic and historic farmlands of the Great Meadow. 2 mile walk runs along the banks of the Connecticut River, then cuts over through the Great Meadow. Gorgeous! View the Course Map


5K Road Race or…

2 Mile Walk, both followed by a post-race party on the Common with Farmers Market Festival, locally grown food and live music from Banish Misfortune! Special visit from the WOW! Watershed on Wheels exhibit being brought by the US Fish and Wildlife Service!


To raise money to conserve local farmland and forests

Cost for students

$15… and the first 300 registrants receive a free tote bag with gifts inside (local jam, restaurant coupons, etc.)

Link to registration





UMass Homecoming 5K U-Run / U-Walk


Saturday, November 5


9:00 AM

Registration 8 – 9:00 AM


Race will begin at the northeast corner of McGuirk Alumni Stadium on University Drive.


5K walk or run; awards are given to the top runners.


The race is co-sponsored by Campus Recreation, the Center for Student Development, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association and the Student Philanthropy Committee.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Campus Recreation Student Development Fund and the UMass Amherst general scholarship fund.

Cost for students

Pre-registration – 5-college students and 15 yrs. and under = $10
Pre-registration – alumni, faculty/staff and friends = $15
Day of – 5-college students and 15 yrs. and under = $13
Day of – alumni, faculty/staff and friends  = $20

*The first 100 registered participants will receive an event t-shirt.

Link to registration 




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