Happy Valley Half Marathon and 5K Race Weekend Info

Race packet info:

Your race packet will contain:

-       Race bib w/ pins

-       T-shirt (if you purchased one or were one of the first 100 registrants who got one for free).

-       Wristbands for post-race food and beer (for those over 21). You will need to show your wristband after the race to get a taco from Food for Strength. You will also need to show your wristband and identification to get a beer from Brew Practitioners. 


The start/ finish area will be at the Ball Field inside Look Park, located at 300 N Main St, Florence MA 01062. Please note there is a $5 entry fee/vehicle to enter the park.

Parking is available inside the park. Please arrive early to park as close as possible to the Ball Field.

Bib Pickup

Bib pickup will be available at 50/50 Fitness Nutrition (251 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035) on 10/21/2017 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

You can also pickup your bib on race day at the registration tent from 7:30 – 8:30 am.

Race day registration will be available until the event sells out. Race day registration is not available for the 5K. 

Half Marathon Info

-The half marathon will start promptly in front of the Ball Field, at 9:00 am. Please be at the starting area by 8:45 am

-Each turn will be marked, and will have a volunteer to direct runners.

-Please stay to the right side of the road.

-There will be aid stations with water and electrolyte beverages approximately every 2 miles.

-The half marathon will finish in front of the Ball Field.

5K Info

-The 5K will start promptly at 9:30 am in front of the Ball Field, at 9:30 am. Please be in the starting area by 9:15 am.

-Each turn will be marked and will be staffed by a volunteer. The race will turn around and double back on itself, towards the end of the bike path. 

-There will be 1 aid station around mile 2 (the turnaround) with water and electrolyte beverage.

-The 5k will finish in front of the Ball Field.

Post Race Festivities

The post race party will be at the Ball Field, immediately following the race. We will have local vendors, music and food.

Each runner will get 1 taco from the Food for Strength tent when they show their food wristband. Runners over 21 years old can also get a beer from the Brew Practioners tent when they show their wristband and identification.

The awards ceremony will take place at 12:00 pm.