Come join us Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6PM for a flat, out and back 5K to benefit Friends of Happy Acres farm in Sherman!
The first 120 participants registered will receive a custom cow print buff. Extra buffs may be purchased after the race for $5 if any remain. This race will be hand timed and results will be posted online. Prizes will be available for top 3 male and female finishers, and after race snacks and beverages will be provided. All profits will go to benefit Friends of Happy Acres farm. Online pre registration closes Wednesday May 22, 2019 at noon!
Preregistration for 5K is $25 and $30 day of. Event is rain or shine. Some parking is available at the farm up to a limit (about 50-70 cars). We strongly suggest that you park at Volunteer Park at approximately 61 Gaylordsville Road, Sherman, CT and car-pool if possible. The park is just 1 mile south of the farm. It would help everyone out! Parking is also OK along Edmonds Road and Route 39 along the farm property only . Do not park on Taber Road or near the houses.
Friends of Happy Acres
This event raises money for Friends of Happy Acres. We’re a nonprofit designed to support the town-owned farm and agriculture around beautiful Sherman, Connecticut. All proceeds from this event will go to support the mission of FOHA such as community events, educational programming, and sustainability projects. Some of FOHA’s work so far has included a Farm Transition workshop to help aging farmers keep their land in agriculture and support a farm internship.
Mission Statement for Friends of Happy Acres
We are a committed group of community members that deeply regard rural character,
environmental sustainability, and community participation.
Centered around Happy Acres Farm, FOHA strives to:
-Offer education through practical lessons
-Preserve agricultural traditions while encouraging innovation
-Foster collaboration through partnerships, proactive thinking, and community engagement.
We hope to serve as a catalyzing force in the region to encourage those values. By creating
enduring partnerships and building community capacity, we hope to translate those values for
generations to come.