Fourth Annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5K— Run & Walk & FREE Earth Day Fair!
Mark your calendar for May 3, 2014, for a celebration of Earth Day. Happy active people striving for a healthy planet will enjoy a 5K road race and walk at Stonyfield's Yogurt Works in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This is a run or walk for everyone, and includes a FREE Earth Day Fair with exhibits and booths, live music, free Kid’s run and lots of family activities.
Posted Tuesday, 8 April, 2014
Celebrate spring and running along with Earth Day at this terrific 5K and Earth Day Fair. It is actually 10 days after Earth Day, but at Stonyfield every day is Earth Day! It is a celebration and a race for runners and walkers of all abilities. You and your family will enjoy over 50 booths showcasing products and services, educational opportunities and approaches to sustainability with samples and information. There will activities for the entire family and the Earth Day Fair is free and open to the public!
The race and the fair begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Stonyfield Yogurt Works in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Londonderry is a small town with a rich history and distinctive character, including farms and apple orchards. Londonderry is also easy to get to and less than an hour from Boston.
The post-race celebration features delicious food and beverages for one and all including, of course, Stonyfield products. The fair and celebration will continue until 1:00 p.m.
The Fair features invited mascots including the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team and the Manchester Monarchs hockey team. All will be present for photos including Stonyfield’s Gurt the Cow.
There will be a FREE Kids’ Fun Run again this year, beginning with the Toddlers’ Trot for kids 3 and under, and older age appropriate heats. Kid’s participants will receive a free b Positive kids t-shirt.
The 5K Road Race and Walk
The course is relatively flat, featuring modest elevation changes in a wide open, mostly rural area of Londonderry. The race starts and finishes at the prestigious Stonyfield Yogurt Works facilities. It is a really fun and interesting course with chances to see the leaders, friends, teammates and family members as they pass. It is unique because shortly after the start ALL runners will have friends running alongside and also running opposite direction most of the way, providing a rare view of the rest of the field no matter where you place.
Number pick up is race morning at the Stonyfield Yogurt Works from 8:00 a.m. through 9:45 a.m. There will be a bag check. The race is Chip timed with a start and finish mat for accurate net times. There will be a cap of 2,500 participants in the 5K so plan accordingly and above all don’t get shut out, this race will sell out!
FREE Earth Day Fair
Friends and family members are all invited to the Stonyfield Earth Day Fair.
Open from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., this is a fun and unique day featuring fitness, food, and information on sustainable products and organizations. The Fair is FREE and open to the public. There is plenty of free parking too, with parking shuttles as needed. Of course, car-pooling is encouraged.
Participating sponsors (see the website) and vendors will feature:
• Wholesome, fun and tasty food samples from Stonyfield and other vendors.
• Demonstrations of eco-friendly products and approaches
• Live music throughout the fair.
• Information from sponsors and vendors on healthy foods, general health issues, and environmental topics
• Educational opportunities and experiences with a focus on sustainability and sustainable practices.
Earth Day is celebrated in more than 180 countries and is the largest secular holiday in the world and concentrates on local needs and local grass roots environmental issues. http://www.earthday.org
This race and the proceeds will benefit such local, grassroots organizations, in keeping with the Stonyfield’s mission to protect the environment. The 4th annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5K and Fair will be May 3rd, 2014: http://www.stonyfield5k.com
General Information and LOCO Sports
The race is will be held rain or shine. T-shirts will be given to all preregistered runners. Runners or walkers with strollers may participate—it is a family friendly event—but they are asked to start in the rear of the field. Pets are not permitted on the course. Headphones of any type are strongly discouraged. The course will be closed to traffic; it is spectator friendly because of the out-back elements. All participants and spectators will thoroughly enjoy this event.
The Stonyfield Earth Day 5K is organized by LOCO Sports, an organization that produces many outstanding races throughout New England. LOCO has established a strong reputation over the past few years, participants can rest assured the race is professionally organized.
Stonyfield —“Yogurt on a Mission”
Stonyfield is a shining example of corporate sustainability and healthy products, along with corporate responsibility as demonstrated by their “Yogurt on a Mission” programs, where a portion of the company’s profits are donated to community programs for health, fitness, and environmental protection. Please visit the Stonyfield website at www.stonyfield.com.
Stonyfield is a Londonderry, New Hampshire based company and the world’s leading organic yogurt maker. Stonyfield is supplied by many organic and family farms in New England. Stonyfield is known for its generous support of road racing over the years—it has been named the official yogurt of the Boston Marathon.
It is also known for being one of the most environmentally responsible companies on the planet, and has been since its founding on a small farm in Wilton, New Hampshire in 1983. Even their distribution practices are green, using rail as much as possible. Rail is 11 times more efficient than trucks.
Stonyfield’s story is one of dedication and perseverance, of providing healthy food for healthy people while protecting the planet. This is a very special company; one that is at the forefront of sustainable, organic agriculture and production, and one that provides the most delicious organic yogurts and smoothies on the market, taking the environment into consideration every step of the way.
Stonyfield has supported running events, fitness, health and wellness from its beginning. It is no surprise they are sponsoring an Earth Day race of their own because promoting fitness and protecting the environment have long been core principles of the company.
After all, Stonyfield products are, “Obsessively organic, purely delicious.”
Please visit the Stonyfield website for information on recipes, rewards, farmers who supply their organic milk, organic living, mission, history, coupons and offers, Profits for the Planet Program, and much more:
Be Part of the Fourth Annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5K!
Check the race Website for details and directions on how to get there. Please plan to join us on May 3, 2014. Bring friends and family to enjoy the Stonyfield Earth Day 5K along with great music, tasty organic treats and valuable educational opportunities. Have a great run and then have some wonderful fun—celebrate running, celebrate the earth!