2021 Rock & Laurel 5K Recap

“That was such a well organized race! I truly appreciate the well marked course, and especially the super supportive volunteers at every crossroad! Thank you sooo much! Can’t wait for next time!” – Amanda K.

It was 70 degrees and overcast Saturday morning on the Applewild School campus in Fitchburg, MA. The volunteers were arriving and, though it was early in the morning, they all had smiles and there was a positive energy in the air. After months of planning and anticipation, the day was finally here.

This year, nearly 200 participants and volunteers from age 8 to 70 actively enjoyed the beautiful setting from the Applewild School and around the Crocker Conservation Area trails. Racers joined us from all over: 35 different cities and town around Massachusetts, 8 states (even as far as Oregon), and there were some international folks participating virtually from 5 countries across the globe.

Together with our fabulous sponsors, The Rock & Laurel 5K raised over $15,000 for NCLT’s conservation efforts. The proceeds are being put to immediate use, maintaining our popular hiking trails, organizing family-friendly educational outings, and supporting land conservation efforts throughout the region.

Bemis Associates out of Shirley, MA was our Laurel Crown Sponsor and promoted participation amongst their employees. We can’t thank them enough for their enthusiastic participation!

We’re already planning ahead for next year and how we expand this race even more. We can’t wait!

Check out the photos and moments from the event below:

North County Land Trust depends on it’s volunteers help us do important work maintaining our trails, this race was no exception.

Our Sponsors are THE BEST!