It’s cold outside, but Spring is within reach. I know this because it’s time to register for a spring road race!
There’s the classic Holyoke St. Patty’s race that dates back to 1976. I haven’t done it yet. I know there’s a big hill, but I also know it’s a TON of FUN. This may be my year! I’m definitely going to put a team together for the 1st annual Syrup Stampede in Look Park that is benefitting the organization near and dear to my heart, Empty Arms. It’s a very accessible race for all levels and there’s pancakes at the end! Now, this last one is more of a tease because it’s already sold-out. The Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton is hosting a scenic run that ends at their brewery with a mountain view. Nice! Next year.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race,
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10K/6.2 miles, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
2 Mile Walk (departs after runners)
Kids Fun Run, free, 10:45am
Run or Walk, Eat Pancakes, Feel Good
Sunday, April 8, 2018, Look Park
5K Run/Walk to benefit Empty Arms Bereavement, 10am
After running, enjoy a free pancake breakfast
Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon & 5K
Scenic roads, fresh beer, local food
Sunday, April 15, 2018, Easthampton
(Registration closed — put on calendar for next year)
The place to be this evening in Easthampton is New City Brewery where residents will be celebrating our new Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and helping her launch her new community service initiative.
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for a Mardi Gras style get down atNew City Brewery featuring New Orleans trombone sensation, the Glen David Andrews Band. Chef Neftalí Duran will be serving up bayou inspired street food starting 6PM and Nicole LaChapelle will take the stage at 7PM to kickoff the festivities. Tickets are $15, with a limited number of FREE tickets available to volunteers.
LaChapelle ignited the Easthampton voters this past November by canvasing door to door and mobilizing a dedicated group of volunteers. And now we’re all ready to celebrate!