Let’s Get Growing Run

A 5k Trail Race at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Information for Runners

This event will sell out. Register soon to reserve your spot.

The Let’s Get Growing Run, a 5k trail race at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. This is the public’s first chance to run (and walk) at one of the most scenic properties in Central Massachusetts, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Mass.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, a nonprofit organization, includes 171 acres of forest, formal gardens, and educational facilities. The 3.1 mile run, which will be two loops around the property, will take runners past a field of sunflowers, historic stone walls, a vegetable garden, an heirloom apple orchard, a wildlife refuge pond, garden fountains and statues, and an overlook with views of Mount Wachusett. The running surface will include hills, woodland trails, dirt roads, gravel paths, and paved spaces. This is not a stroller-friendly course. While dogs are welcome during regular admission hours, dogs are not allowed to run or walk the 5k race.

Runners must register in advance. The early bird registration fee is $30 for anyone 13 years old and above by May 31. Registration June 1 or after is $35. Youth up to age 12 are $20. A discount is available for Tower Hill members. No refunds will be offered unless Tower Hill cancels the event. The first 50 adults to register will receive a free T-shirt, otherwise T-shirts will be $10 if pre-ordered or $20 on the day of the race.

All proceeds benefit Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s four season operations and efforts to make the world a better place through plants.

Parking is available on site, but please carpool if possible and arrive by 8 a.m. After the race, awards will be announced for winners in age groups and runners are welcome to explore the Tower Hill property, including the Garden Shop and Farmer and the Fork Cafe, which offers farm to table food in a beautiful setting.

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Race Route

Scenes from the race route

Thank our sponsors!

Ash tree
YOUR COMPANY’S NAME HERE

Oak Tree
Boylston Autobody, Fuller RV Rentals & Sales, LEI Corporation, Vinny C’s Liquors

Sugar Maple
Adam Pulzetti Photography, Boylston Public Library (private donation on behalf of), CrossFit ForceField, DMH Electrical Contractors, Gillis Landscape & Garden Center, Other Place Pub, Tina Bilazarian Realtors

Hickory
Bay State Automotive, One Off Apparel, Russell’s Garden Center, Shrewsbury Montessori School, Vista Horticultural Services

Sponsorship levels

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization seeking to improve lives by connecting people to plants and nature. Take a look here to see the ways we’re having an impact on the community. We hope your business is able to support our 5k trail race. Not only will you be helping us make the world a better place, your brand will also be shared with an active group of runners and their families and friends. Please review the levels below to see what the best fit is for your business, organization, or group.

Ash tree level
$1,000
❀ Color logo on race bib (due by June 15)
❀ Sign on course for all runners to view on every lap
❀ Listing on race website with link to company website
❀ Logo and company website link shared with 72,000 social media followers
❀ Logo and company website link shared with 20,000 e-newsletter followers
❀ Logo on back of race t-shirt (due by July 1)
❀ Logo on digital slide in Visitors Center lobby throughout the summer
❀ Table in race staging area to promote your organization
❀ 6 complimentary race entries or 10 general admission passes for future visits to Tower Hill

Oak tree level
$500
❀ Sign on course for all runners to view on every lap
❀ Listing on race website with link to company website
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 72,000 social media followers
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 20,000 e-newsletter followers
❀ Listing on digital slide in Visitors Center lobby throughout the summer
❀ Logo on back of race t-shirt (due by July 1)
❀ Table in race staging area to promote your organization
❀ 4 complimentary race entries or 6 general admission passes for future visits to Tower Hill

Sugar Maple tree level
$250
❀ Listing on race website with link to company website
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 72,000 social media followers
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 20,000 e-newsletter followers
❀ Company name listed on back of race t-shirt (due by July 1)
❀ 2 complimentary race entries or 4 general admission passes for future visits to Tower Hill

Hickory tree level
$100
❀ Listing on race website with link to company website
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 72,000 social media followers
❀ Listing and company website link shared with 20,000 e-newsletter followers
❀ 1 complimentary race entry or 2 general admission passes for future visits to Tower Hill

Select Level

Route topography