The Course

A stunning early Spring landscape, long winding country roads, a few challenging (but fun) hills and a refreshing glass of wine waiting for you in a picturesque setting. This ten mile race kicks off at Black Birch Vineyard and takes you on a tour of two quaint New England towns. The course is suitable for all ability levels. It’s positioned two-weeks after the Saint Patrick’s Day 10K and two-weeks before the Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon, as you look to plan your early Spring season. There will be a 3-hour time limit to complete the course.

Event Details 

The 2019 Black Birch Vineyard 10 Miler takes place on March 31, 2019.

Wine Glasses

All finishers will receive a beautifully designed, elegant Black Birch wine glass and a free pour courtesy of the Vineyard, to commemorate your experience.

Post-Race Celebration

The post race celebration will be happening at the award-winning Black Birch Vineyard. Finishers will receive a free pour and additional wine will be available for purchase. All finishers will also get post race food courtesy of Food for Strength. Hot Oven Cookies will be there servicing up some tasty post run treats. Also, Dj Eric Guyette will be playing live music to celebrate your accomplishment!

Packet Pick-up

Bib pick-up will take place at 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition (231 Russell St.) in Hadley, MA on Saturday March 30 from 12pm-2pm. You can also pickup your bib on race day at the Black Birch Vineyard from 8:30am - 9:30am. We will have some registration available on Saturday and Sunday until the event sells out. Please email info@5050fitnessnutrition.com with any questions.

Location/Time

The race starts start and stops at Black Birch Vineyard. 108 Straits Road, Hatfield, MA

The race starts at 10 am. 

Porta Potties and Aid Stations

We will have aid stations every 2 miles with water and electrolyte beverages. Porta potties will be at the start/finish area.

Parking

Carpooling is always encouraged. Parking will be available along Straits road, next to the Black Birch Vineyard. There will be no parking at the Black Birch Vineyard.

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Additional parking is available at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (97 N Hatfield Rd, Hatfield, MA 01038) and at C & S Wholesale Grocers (95 N Hatfield Rd, Hatfield, MA 01038). Please be advised this is almost a mile from the race start so we recommend parking along Straits Road. If you park in the Overflow lots please walk to Black Birch Vineyard through their driveway on North Hatfield Road located on North Hatfield Road just before the railroad crossing. Directions can be found here.

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Awards

Top male and female half marathon finishers will receive a $150 cash prize.

Second place finishers will receive a $100 cash prize.

Third place finishers will receive a $50 cash prize.

The first place finishers in each age group will receive free entry to next year’s race along with a cookie from Hot Oven Cookies.