40th Annual Spring Festival Walk / Run

Saturday, May 25

This trail fun run is the first event of the annual Hardwick Spring Festival and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! Organized and sponsored by NEK Kids on the Move and WonderArts, this run is open to people of all ages and abilities. Course options include both a 1.5km loop and a 5km loop, with the ability to run or walk either.

NEW THIS YEAR: Watches will be allowed as we are no longer assigning first and second place to the runners who come closest to their predicted race times. Instead, all 5km participants are entered into a raffle to win prizes donated by local businesses such as maple syrup and gift cards from Positive Pie, Haye’s Auto and the Whistle Emporium. All kids will get a sticker and a pair of sunglasses for participating.

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7:30 am — Registration Opens

8:00 am — 1.5km loop on the “Green Trail / Eaton Brook Loop” (all ages welcome!)

8:15 am — 5km Walkers Start

8:30 am — 5km Runners Start

The 5 km loop starts on Eaton Brook Trail (Green) and includes Shepards Trail (Blue). Race map can be found on HardwickTrails.com


Suggested Donation:

$10 for adults, $5 for kids (FREE for kids < 12)

The race starts at the Hardwick trailhead by the Green Mountain Technology + Career Center, Hazen Campus. Limited parking available at the GMTCC - please park along the road if lot is full. Do NOT park in the Hazen Union lot.