Sturbridge Rotary TREK 5K Road Race & Walk

Sturbridge Rotary launched a new fundraiser this year with the 5K Trail Race which took place on Sunday, October 31 at the Old Sturbridge Village Education Center. The event included a family-friendly 5K Trail run and 5K Walk as well as a 1K Race for pre-teens. Activities for younger kids were held including relay races and organized games. The entire event was well received by not only participants but the town folk as well. Everyone attending was encouraged to wear a Halloween costume to make the event unusual and memorable and it was. We lucked out with the weather and with this event being the first for Sturbridge Rotary, it went off extremely well. We’ve been waiting to gather lots of photos from different sources to include some of them in this post. Hope you enjoy seeing them and we look forward to hosting this event again next year! Yeah Rotary!!!

Sturbridge Police & Emergency Responders.

Sturbridge Police & Emergency Responders.

One of the race finishers.

One of the race finishers.

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Thanks to all our sponsors!

"off and running..."

“off and running…”

 

Kids' Games Team.

Kids’ Games Team.

Waiting to start the 5K race.

Waiting to start the 5K race.

Pre-Teens waiting to start.

Pre-Teens waiting to start the 1K race.

 

1K 1st Place winner, Mason Gormley.

1K 1st Place winner, Mason Gormley.

5K 1st Place Winner, Henry Domnarski.

Final Cleanup Day at the Community Food Collaborative

We had another great season at the garden even with the challenges of the weather.  We had a banner crop where we are calling it “the year of the pepper”.  Weather was perfect for our final work day at the garden. We removed all the plants from the raised beds and did a final weeding, cleaned both sheds, put away our props and tools. Joe will be back to drain and shut off the irrigation system before we finally get to rest. We will continue to have regular monthly meetings via Zoom to review and critique our season and to plan for next season which will be our 5th growing season . . . and we are still having fun doing this. Time flies!

10-16-2021 - Cleanup - removing all plants

10-16-2021 - Cleanup - stakes

10-16-2021 - Flowers in mulch pile