5th Annual Foodshed 5K & 3K Walk

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) is hosting its 5th Annual Bucks Foodshed 5K & 3K Walk. BCFA invites runners and lovers of local food to Run and Walk for Our Farms on Saturday, August 31, 2019 on Delaware Valley University’s campus. The Foodshed 5K is a timed run with multiple prize categories. The 3K Walk is for families, groups, or individuals and includes an optional Scavenger Hunt for kids. The 5K sets off at 8:30 am and the 3K Walk will begin at 9 am.

All proceeds benefit Bucks County Foodshed Alliance’s Small Farm Grant Program. The Small Farm Grant Program provides small farms with small grants that make a big impact and allows our farmers to continue to grow their farms. These grant funds enable farms to participate in annual farming conferences, fund small capital improvements, such as hoop houses, movable chicken houses, and critical infrastructure equipment, enhances farm product marketing, and more!

Registration is now open at BucksFoodshed.org/5k. The registration link will take you to our race timer’s website, CompuScore. The 5K is $25. Register early to save money! The price increases to $30 after June 30th through race day. The 3K Walk & Scavenger Hunt is $10. Registration for both the 5K and 3K end on August 28th. Same-day registration is available on race day.

The event is rain or shine, and no refunds can be issued. Race t-shirt provided for all 5K and 3K Walk registrants while supplies last.

The course traverses comfortable terrain around Delaware Valley University’s scenic rural campus. DVU offers convenient free parking on the main campus and event participants are welcome to use indoor restrooms in its Life Sciences building. Light refreshments, water stations, and an air-conditioned lounge/gathering-area.

Awards for the 5K are given for overall male and female and top three males and females in 8 age brackets: 14 & under, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 yea

 

rs, 60-69 years, 70+ years. All awards will be dispensed after the finish of the 5K; none will be mailed. Prizes are foodie and farm related, including gift certificates to local restaurants and running stores as well as baskets of vegetables and fruits from local farms.

 

Walkers can enjoy a Scavenger Hunt for families with children and educational and entertaining signs along the way. The course is paved and passes by horses, cows, and Bucks County Farmland. This event presents an opportunity for everyone to “vote with their feet” for local farms and food by helping Bucks County Foodshed Alliance promote a thriving local food system throughout the community.

Same-day registration and check-in opens at 7:30 am in the Life Sciences Building. The 5K begins at 8:30 am and the 3K Walk begins at 9:00 am. GPS: 700 E. Butler Av., Doylestown PA 18901. Enter campus at Admissions Drive from New Britain Road.

Interested in sponsoring the race? Contact BCFA5K@gmail.com for list of benefits, an application, and additional information. Deadline for Sponsors is August 7, 2019.

For more information: BucksFoodshed.org/5k or BCFA5K@gmail.com.

 

WHEN
August 31, 2019 at 7:30am - 11:30am
WHERE
Delaware Valley University
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