The HARVEST RUNNING FESTIVAL
is a celebration of human potential!
OCTOBER 13 - 14, 2017
Southern Chester County will be the host to this great new running festival. A Friday the 13th 5K in the dark followed the next morning by an exhilarating half marathon with a 2-person relay team option. Run one event or do them both to complete The Bounty Runner 26K Challenge. All of this will be taking place in the most beautiful corner pocket of Southeastern Pennsylvania this October 13 & 14.
Formerly part of the range of the Lenape tribe, Landenberg, PA is now home to the Harvest Running Festival. Fox Chase Farm will be the venue extraordinaire for this spectacular autumn event. 148 acres will be our Event HQ, with parking, events start and finish, and oh yeah, a harvest hoe-down a runner won't want to miss!
The Peck 5K will round Fox Chase Farm on the Geoghegan Trail Friday the 13th. This unique cross country event will feature a mass start at 6:30PM, just beyond the barn, from where runners will make their way onto the tiki torch lit course. Don't forget your headlamps! There will be a bonfire celebration at the finish complete with s'mores and spirits! More details to emerge.
The Bushel 21K will start at 7:30AM Saturday October 14th from Fox Chase Farm. You'll travel along small country roads, past large farms and horse pastures, dipping into the state of Maryland, and passing hundreds of acres of preserved lands, all in the splendor of autumn. Listen for the Ticking Tomb as you run near London Tract Meeting House and the White Clay Creek Preserve. There'll be more than enough aid along this course to make these 13.1 miles fly by!
*There is a 3:30 minute (16-minute mile) cutoff time for this race. If you are not at the 9.5 mile marker by 10:00AM you will be asked to leave the course in the safety vehicle provided. After this time aid stations will be closed, police will not be monitoring traffic, roads will be re-opened, making safe passage to the finish very difficult. If you do not feel that you can maintain a 16-minute mile or less over the 13.1 mile course, for your safety, please consider a different event.
The 1/2 Bushel 21K MilesShare will start at the same time as the 21K soloists. You'll have a somewhat different course with all the splendor, but your route brings you back to the farm a little quicker with a 6.6 mile loop. This option allows 2-person teams to enjoy all the benefits of the festival, lighter miles and more time to post-party at the barn! #itsbettertogether
The Bounty Runner 26K is the designation you deserve for completing both The Peck Friday night and The Bushel or 1/2 Bushel on Saturday You must register for The Bounty 26K (Solo or MilesShare) in order to receive this special medal and swag!
Courses will be USATF certified. Course maps and certification #s coming soon!
All runners will receive finisher medals and specially selected premiums for each event that they're registered for. The Bounty Runners receive special Bounty Runner medal/swag.
The Peck 5K: Overall M/F, Top Masters M/F (40+), Top 3 M/F in ten-year age groups (13 under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
The Full Bushel-solo: Overall M/F, Top Masters M/F (40+), Top 3 M/F in ten-year age groups (13 under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
The 1/2 Bushel 21K-MilesShare: Overall Team; Overall Open both male team; Overall Open both female team; Overall Open coed team; Overall Masters Team; Overall Masters both male ; Overall Masters both female; Overall Masters co ed
The Bounty Runner 26K-Soloist: Overall M/F, Top Master M/F, Top finisher M/F in ten-year age groups (13 under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
The Bounty Runner 26K-MilesShare: Overall Team; Overall Open both male team; Overall Open both female team; Overall Open coed team; Overall Masters Team; Overall Masters both male ; Overall Masters both female; Overall Masters coed
All events are all weather; clouds, wind, rain, snow, or shine. Our goal is to start these events on time at (6:30PM 5K, 7:30AM 21K) and have every runner safely finished by 11:00AM.
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, The West Grove Fire Company and the Travis Manion Foundation. Run local, give local!