The Sustainability Academy, the smallest public elementary school in Burlington, located in the heart of the Old North End, is once again hosting a great event. Our 9th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability is happening, but will look a little different this year.
This year, we invite anyone in our greater community to pick one of our specially curated routes in the Intervale or around the Old North End (1 k, 3k, 5k, and 10k options available!) and walk or run this route anytime during the week of Monday, October 12th-Sunday, October 18th.
Everyone who registers will get a packet of seeds, thanks to our friends at High Mowing Seeds.
We also encourage people to note the social and/or natural history of our community and we will have a place to submit your photos and/or descriptions of what you see/hear/smell along your route. Simply tag it with #SAHarvestRun and/or post to our Facebook event page.
This year’s Harvest Run will be a virtual event supporting the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barns Elementary School. Although this means we will not be able to gather as a community for fun, fitness, and refreshments, it does allow for a great deal of flexibility regarding how and when to participate.
Participants can choose from one of several race distances and run at any time during race week. For those looking for a little competition and bragging rights, Strava segments will be created for each route; Strava users need only upload their runs and keep an eye on the segment leaderboard. Run your fastest and do your best!
If you plan to begin your run from the Sustainability Academy at 123 North Street, four different race distances are available to you. All of these routes begin and end at SA and start by moving east along North Street.
· 10K Route (6.2 miles)
· 5K Route (3.1 miles)
· 3K Route (1.9 miles)
· 1K Route (0.6 miles)
NOTE: Remain safe at all times: observe physical distancing practices (where applicable), watch for traffic, and cross streets only at designated cross walks. Children should always be with a parent, teacher, or guardian.
If you plan to run entirely in the Intervale, a 5K option is available to you. Begin running north along Intervale road, turn immediately before the wooden pedestrian bridge near the Ethan Allen Homestead, and return the way you came.
· Intervale 5K (3.1 miles)
For detailed, turn-by-turn directions for any of these routes, click “menu” at the top-right of the map and choose “directions.”