15th Annual Benefit Walk/Run for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

Event Date

Thu, Sep 10, 2020


Concord, MA

About This Activity

In the interest of public health the 15th Annual Benefit Walk/Run for Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House will take place virtually!

Any time between Thursday, September 10th and Sunday, September 20th, complete your distance, submit your results, and upload photos to our social media sites.

Each Adult 5K or 10K participant receives a T-Shirt, E-Bib, and E-Finisher Certificate; T-Shirts are available for all Youths and 1 Milers for a modest fee (all T-Shirts can only be mailed to US addresses).  We will also make available a playlist of music and words of encouragement from event Honorary Chair and elite Marathon legend Uta Pippig, as well as Orchard House Staff and Volunteers. 

Maintain physical distance while you run or walk along the beautiful streets of Historic Concord, MA following our USATF-certified 5K or 10K course maps (due to ongoing construction along our certified 5K route, a 5K Detour is provided).  Not in Concord?  No worries. You can run or walk anywhere in the world.  On a treadmill. Around your apartment.  Up and down the stairs.  In your backyard or basement.  At a playground or park.  The possibilities are virtually endless!

Walkers, strollercisers, and running groups/teams are welcome; youngsters or fitness newbies can start with our new 1 Miler.  Fundraising is most definitely encouraged, but not required.  An added bonus this year is the ability to utilize the RaceJoy app to chart your progress, get and give cheers of support, and certify your time to qualify for your next big race – you can even track Uta Pippig!

If you’re unable to physically participate, give a Gift Registration to someone you know, make a Donation, and/or purchase a Commemorative T-shirt or other items from our Virtual Walk/Run Store.  All proceeds benefit the mission of public education and historic preservation at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (c. 1650).

(Read more about what we do -- and why we do a Walk/Run -- below or visit our  website for more information )

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