10th Annual Benefit 5K/10K for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

10K, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Sep 13, 2015


Concord, MA


Activity Today Later


$25 $25 Closed


$10 $10 Closed


$15 $25 Closed


$5 $15 Closed


$10 $10 Closed

WALK 5K - Ages 6-17

$0 $0 Closed

WALK 5K - Under age 6

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

     Meet and participate alongside one of the world's greatest and most inspiring elite runners:  UTA PIPPIG -- our Honorary Chair for the 10th consecutive year!
The professionally-timed Benefit 5K and 10K for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House take place on fast, easy, well-marked courses that wend their way through Historic Concord at the start of Fall Foliage season.
With ample water stations and healthy snacks provided prior to step-off, you'll really enjoy participating!  Top three finishers in each age category along with the overall male and female champions also receive awards.
Our event also features favorite Boston-area musical talent, "The Rusted Bucket Band" along with San Francisco Bay area blugrass sensation "Quiles & Cloud" offering lively entertainment, Living History portrayers with 19th Century toys and games, and the Alcott School playground.  Members of The Concord Minute Men will be on hand to fire the thrilling starting volley, too.
A post-race light picnic lunch is available to all participants, and Uta will, as always, graciously pose for pictures and sign autographs, so bring family, friends, and colleagues to share in the fun and excitement!

Event details and schedule

  • Event held rain or shine
  • Free parking available on the grounds of Alcott Elementary School; carpooling is encouraged as no public transportation is currently available to Concord due to weekend track repairs
  • Pre-registration check-in begins at 9:30 am; please be sure to pick up your Bib # prior to 10:45
  • Restrooms located inside Alcott School
  • Assemble at 10:45 am at your start-line; step-off for 5K & 10K runners is at 11 am
  • For safety, any participants with wheelchairs, strollers, bicycles, and/or leashed dogs must gather at the back of their event category
  • Please make sure you have completed registration for yourself as well as any children under age 18 you are responsible for; signed waivers must be on file for all participants.
Questions?  Comments?  E-mail walkrun@louisamayalcott.org anytime!

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