North Andover/Boxford, MA: Windrush Farm successfully hosted their first 5k Trot Trot Trail Race on June 16th, cheering on nearly 140 runners. Windrush added the exciting run to their annual friend-raiser, Bring A Friend Night, in order to bring even more new faces to the farm. In doing so, Windrush had over 300 individuals and their families celebrating that evening.
“It was a joy to not only welcome so many people to Windrush, but to have the opportunity to showcase our incredible trails and programming to the greater community. We hope everyone had a lot of fun and learned a little bit more about who Windrush is and what we have to offer,” said Jen Wassan, Windrush Farm Development Director.
The Trot Trot Trail Race was part of the North Shore Trail Series, taking place on the beautiful trails surrounding Windrush Farm. The 5K had an old time New England feel, with lots of twist and turns. The trail lead runners through some of the property’s hidden gems, such as the cabin in the woods, vernal pools, majestic birds and open pastures. The finish line ended into the Bring A Friend Night extravaganza where runners were able to partake in the food truck dinner and open beer and wine bar.
A huge thank you is extended to our 5K committee members Pat Canonica, Peggy Louden, Dave Menosky, Marisa Stevens and our Race Chair Jeff Hixon. Without them, this race would not have been possible. We would also like to thank our event sponsors Ameriprise Financial, Berkeley Wholesale Flower Supply, Edward Jones, Gold Coast Mortgage, Harpoon Brewery, Healthy U, Leary’s Fine Wines & Spirits, New England Running Company, Peggy and Chuck Louden, Schneller BMW & Mini Specialists, and Wellsco Realty.
Those that were not running enjoyed the ambience of Bill Perry and his Fiddling Friends, while experiencing class demos and tours of the farm. People thoroughly enjoyed their dinner and dessert from the food trucks Happy Taco, Augusta’s Chicken on the Road Truck and The Whoopie Wagon as they waited to applaud the runners at the finish line. Overall, the night was a souring success and Windrush Farm looks forward to hosting it again next Jun