$0 – $500

2017 Harrington HealthCare 5K Color Run/Walk

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Fay Mountain Farm

12 Cemetery Road

Charlton, MA 01507

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Our 2016 Color Run/Walk was a huge success. We raised more than $14,000 toward our new co-occuring disorders unit. Your enthusiasm, dedication, and energy brought us to new levels last year and we look forward to continuing that vivacity this year.

Proceeds from our 2017 5K benefit Harrington Recovery Services.


Fay Mountain Farm, Charlton

The event begins at 12 p.m. Walk-in registration will begin at 11 a.m.

The family-friendly event is held rain or shine. Our 5K will feature four color stations – Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Green

Premier Sponsor:



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  • Spiewak Consultants

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Registrants that COLLECT DONATIONS OF $50 OR MORE beyond their own registration(s) will be entered into a drawing for a family fun pack consisting of gift cards to local attractions and more valued at over $100.

The event aligns with the Harrington Auxiliary 26th Annual Lucky Duck and Family Fun Day, happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It includes family-friendly events, entertainment, and activities, Lucky Duck Day is best known for the “duck pluck”, in which participants who purchased one or a set of rubber ducks have a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize.


Duck tickets for the event will be on sale Fridays and Saturdays during April at the following locations:

  • Bartlett High School in Webster
  • Big Bunny Supermarket in Southbridge
  • Klem’s in Spencer
  • Market Basket in Oxford
  • Marty’s Liquor Store in Dudley
  • Moto Cross Park in Charlton
  • Nipmuck Liquors in Webster
  • Park ‘N Shop in Dudley
  • Savers Bank in Southbridge
  • Shaw’s Supermarket in Sturbridge
  • Southbridge Credit Union
  • Stop & Shop in Sturbridge
  • Harrington Auxiliary Gift Shop and Harrington Hospital Lobby, 100 South St., Southbridge
  • Ted’s Package Store in Charlton
  • Walmart in Oxford, Leicester and Sturbridge

This event is held rain or shine.

The Course: Our 5K will take participants up Cemetary Rd in Charlton and through the orchards at Fay Mountain Farm. A 1-mile route (approximately) will be available as well for those wishing to take a shorter route.

Anticipated Route - 5K

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Anticipated Short Route - 1 mile

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Other Helpful Hints

Please wear supportive shoes, watch your footing as you run or walk, and be mindful if you have pets or children with you. Due to the course terrain this year, we are not advising you walk or jog with strollers. If you shoose to bring one, please be mindful some areas might be challenging to navigate.


Parking will be available in the surrounding area. Shuttle service will be provided from designated locations. Additional details will be available closer to the event.


T-shirts will be made available to each participant at early check-in and on the day off the event, while supplies last.

Early Check-in

Details regarding early check-in will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

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Can I bring my pet/dog?

Participants may bring their pet as long as they are always leashed and under participant's control, and you pick up after them. If your pet is the slightest bit not people friendly, we ask that you leave them at home. There may be close 1,000 people of all ages, infants to seniors, in the area.

How Do I Prepare for the Color?

First, you don’t need to be a runner! This event is about fun, awareness, family and health. Walkers, have no fear! The event is not timed and the only expectation we have is for everyone to have fun.

There are some things you should probably keep in mind, though:

While the color powder DOES wash off, it tends to temporarily stain clothes and shoes (especially blue!). For this reason, we advise you to keep your ‘Sunday best’ at home. Certainly, wear white – it makes the experience so much better – but bring shorts, running pants, or T-shirts that you don’t need for a job interview on Monday morning. (If you signed up in time, you will get a T-shirt to wear that day!

Protect your face. This isn’t mandatory, but we might advise you to wear cheap, oversized sunglasses, headbands, or some other form of protecting your eyes and mouth. The color will not intentionally be thrown above the shoulders, but it is powder and it tends to drift.

There WILL be alternatives to going through the color stations. So if you are bringing children, have pets, strollers, or just don’t feel like becoming a human tie-dye, that’s OK, too. You will simply make your away around the color barriers along the route.

Leave your iPod or iPhone in the car! Or, at the very least, protect your electronics by putting it in a zip lock bag. Otherwise, it will get ‘decorated’!

Bring a towel or a change of clothes. When you’re ready to go home, you don’t want to re-upholster your car seats.

We obtain our color from PurColor, Inc., based out of Colorado. Their celebration powder is made up of cornstarch and FD&C colorants. You can view their MDS sheet here.

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