Army crawl and slip and slide over to Fernbrook Farm Run 5K
Sep 04, 2014 09:54AM, Published by Aliza Alperin Sheriff, Categories:
This third Farm Run will bring back familiar obstacles like an army crawl through an irrigation field and surmounting bales of hay, but will follow a new route and bring in some new obstacles. This Farm Run will also feature the popular slip and slide obstacle introduced at last spring’s race.
In addition to the 5K course, which is for participants ages 11 and older, there will also be a Mini Mile course for children ages 6-10.
Fernbrook uses the Farm Race as a fundraiser, primarily to supports its unit of study program with 4th and 5th graders in Trenton.
“Part of our mission is to provide hands on educational experience with nature for all kids,” said Brian Kuser, the director of education at Fernbrook. He explained, “One of the challenges for schools in Trenton is raising the funds, so we raise the funds and bring the kids here.”
In addition to the races, food will be prepared by Fernbrook’s resident chef, and the Fernbrook Estate Sale set to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all proceeds supporting fundraising efforts to bring inner city Trenton students to the farm to experience nature firsthand. The sale includes furniture, china, antiques and other household items.
Kuser described the Farm Run as “a great way to bring families together” and “a fun-filled day for people that are running around the farm.”
The 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Mini Mile begins at 11:30 a.m.
Participants can register online or can show up on race day as early as 8:30 a.m. when sign in opens.
Pre-registering between September 1 and 27 is $40 for the adult race and $22 for the children’s Mini Mile. Registration on race day is $45 for adults and $25 for children.
Fernbrook is located on Route 545 in Chesterfield Township, three miles east of Route 206 in Bordentown. To learn more about the race or register, go online to fernbrookeducation.org or call the education center at (609) 298-4028.