IN-PERSON RACE and FUN RUN/WALK
REGISTRATION TABLE OPEN AT 8AM. RACE BEGINS AT 9AM.
Register either as an "IN-PERSON RACE" participant if you plan to run the entire 5k or as a "FUN RUN/WALK" participant if you plan to jog or walk in a non-competitive manner. For both In-Person and Fun Run/Walk YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY JUNE 24!
Support North County Land Trust (NCLT) by participating in the 2nd Rock & Laurel 5K Trail Race. We invite you to join us as you start out at the site of our event host, the Applewild School (Fitchburg Campus), and wind your way through the scenic trails lined with mountain laurel in bloom on this 5k trail race/walk to benefit NCLT. As part of the registration fee you will receive a Rock & Laurel t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped support NCLT’s conservation efforts in north central MA.
Located on Flat Rock Road in Fitchburg, MA, the 150-acre Crocker Conservation Area offers a gateway to over 2,500 acres of protected land, abutting the Audubon Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary and over 2000 acres of watershed land owned by the City of Fitchburg. The central feature of the Crocker Conservation Area is the beautiful Overlook Reservoir. The relatively flat trails around its perimeter provides a favorite loop for many people.
North County Land Trust is a non-profit that is committed to protecting the natural resources in north central Massachusetts for over 25 years. As a regional resource, we work to conserve land for the health and well-being of our citizens, manage natural resources and wildlife, and preserve the sustainability of our planet. All funds raised will go directly to supporting land protection projects, management of our more than 1,500 acres of land and miles of public trails, and offering free nature-based programming in north central MA.
Race begins at 9am. Registration and parking available starting at 8am. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds.
In addition to this year’s race having in-person participation, NCLT has decided to again have the option of a virtual race.
Virtual races allow participants to choose when and where they will accept the 5k challenge! You can create your own route based on where you feel the most comfortable - trails, roads, or even treadmill. When enjoying the outdoors, NCLT asks that racers follow the social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all, in alignment with your local orders.
Interested in seeing more of NCLT's properties? Create your own 5k at any of NCLT’s different conservation areas where you’ll see the diverse beauty of north central Massachusetts including plenty of rocks and mountain laurel in June.
Once registered, your results will be entered through self-reporting on Ultrasignup (see the "Record Results" button up top). You can do that via this website or through reminder emails that will be sent out periodically. The deadline for reporting your results is 11:59pm on 7/1/21.
Instructions for Race Day
Registration starting at 8am.The first wave of runners will begin at 9am.
Parking will be available, starting at 8am, at several locations on the Applewild School Fitchburg campus. Please follow the signs and directions from parking attendants for details upon arrival.
Only those who register prior to June 7 will be guaranteed their shirt size. After that, it will be a first come first serve on the morning of the race, June 26.
If you would like to be a sponsor for this race, you may do so by reaching out to Lisa Adams by June 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org or adding you choice of sponsorship level with your race registration. $5,000 Bedrock Circle Sponsor $2,500; Laurel Crown Sponsor; $1,000 Lead Sponsor; $500 Major Sponsor; $250 Patron Sponsor; $100 Supporting Sponsor
Local time: 1:32 PM