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Fall for the Fells 2017

Fall for the Fells 2017

The Friends of the Fells’ 2nd Annual Trail Race & Family Fun Fest  Presented by Whole Foods Market

Sunday, November 5, 2017, from Medford High School’s Athletic Fields

Love  to run? Join us for this year’s Fall for the Fells Trail Race & Family Fun Fest on November 5, 2017 at Medford High School. Based on last year’s success, we are adding a 10k race to the docket. Not feeling the 10k? Don’t worry, we still have the 5k and 1k fun run. Along with the races, enjoy a fall family festival featuring food trucks, kids’ fun runs, Knucklebones, scavenger hunts, and more.

The race route begins directly behind Medford High School (489 Winthrop Street in Medford), at the Athletic Fields.  The 5K starts directly at 1 p.m., the 10k starts at 1:45 p.m, and the 1k kids’ fun run will start shortly after that at ~2 p.m. Click here to view a map of the 5k race.  Click here to view a map of the 10k race.

Directly after the races, runners will enjoy an awards ceremony followed by the festival activities.  Dance with our live band, get your face painted, and refuel with delicious food!

Registration Options: 

Fun Run Free
5K $20 for Friends of the Fells Members

$30 for Non-Members

10K $30 for Friends of the Fells Members

$40 for Non-Members


Register early; space is limited! T-shirts will be given to the first 250 runners who register.

“Fall for the Fells” will take place rain or shine!  Lightning will delay the races.

Age Group Awards:

The first three male and female finishers from the following age groups will be eligible for age group awards.

Under 10

10 – 13

14 – 19

20 – 29

30 – 39

40 – 49

50 – 59

60 +

Friends of the Fells members receive a discount. (A discount code has been e-mailed separately. If you did not receive it, let us know.)

We always love help from volunteers!  If you’re interested in helping out, please email Lindsay at Want to volunteer and run in the race? That’s awesome! Volunteers can run for free. Just mention it to Lindsay in your email and she’ll get you the access code. We’ll have many volunteer roles, including same day bib pick-up, timing assistants, course marshals, water tables, children’s activity leaders, and more. And thank you for supporting the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation – see you there!

Organized with community support from Whole Foods Markets, Marathon Sports, the Medford Family Network, and DCR.  All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fells.

Looking to join us in protecting the Middlesex Fells? Sign up for membership HERE.

For more information about the race, contact:

For sponsorship opportunities, contact:

For more information about the Family Fun Fest, contact:

For volunteer opportunities, contact:


Fall for the Fells 2017 – press release

Fall for the Fells 2017 – flyer

Fall for the Fells 2017 – sponsorship details

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