Stonyfield to Host 5K and Earth Day Fair

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments by

Londonderry’s own Stonyfield Yogurt Company will host the first annual 5K race and fair this Saturday, April 23, 2011 as part of an Earth Day celebration. The family-friendly event will feature a 5K race, live music, healthy snacks, and great information promoting healthier living, nutrition and environment.

The fair and race will take place at the Stonyfield Yogurt Works on Burton Drive in Londonderry. The race is set to begin at 10 AM and is open to 1,200 runners, walkers and joggers of all ages. 10% of all proceeds from the 5k will go to the Beautify Londonderry Campaign.

Racers will begin and end at Stonyfield (Point “A” on the map) during the 5K race on Saturday. Participants will leave Stonyfield and take a left onto Harvey Road. They will then take a right onto Delta Drive and continue around the cul-de-sac. They will return to Harvey Road, taking a right, and continue to Aviation Park. They will take a right onto Aviation Park, go around the cul-de-sac there, then go straight across Harvey Road to return to Stonyfield.

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Following the race, runners and their families are welcome to enjoy the post-race festivities. A Beatles Tribute band, All Together Now, will be playing live music while visitors walk through the fair. Stonyfield will be providing healthy snacks. The fair will also provide educational materials about sustainability approaches, products and services.

Kids can enjoy the Earth Day Fair too! Activities like face painting and balloon animals will be available. A visit from Gurt the cow will also be a highlight of the event.

The Earth Day Fair event will be held from 8 AM to 2 PM. Race registrants can pick up their packets from 8 to 9:45 AM. Entry fees for the 5K are $25, and $20 for those 17 and under. Registration ends Wednesday, April 20 at 11:59 PM. To register, click here.

For more information about Stonyfield and the 5K race, visit the race website.

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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