Bridge of Flowers Road Race

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Come out to Shelburne Falls for one of the toughest 8Ks in New England, or walk or run in the Charity 3K, sponsored by Steve Lewis Subaru.

Online registration opens March 16, 2018 and closes August 8, 2018 at 5pm.

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Registration after August 8 can happen on Friday, August 10 at the pre-race spaghetti supper or the morning of the race on Saturday, August 11. The 3K course remains the same, and the new 8K course map and course profile are posted.

Overview of Race Fees:

8K and 3K: Age 19 and under pay their age; 70+ is free

8K, Ages 20 to 69:
March 16–May 31 $30.00
June 1–June 30 $35.00
July 1–August 8 $40.00
August 10–11 $45.00
3K, Ages 20 to 69:
March 16–May 31 $20.00
June 1–June 30 $25.00
July 1–August 8 $30.00
August 10–11 $35.00
Optional commemorative shirts:

Shirt ordering with registration closes on Friday, July 27th at midnight. Shirts are not included in the registration fee. Tech shirts are available in unisex and women's cut, and the new long sleeve cotton shirt is available in unisex only.

Fundraising Options for 2018

The race continues to partner with local charities, and runners have three engagement options:

  1. You can state that you are happy the race supports good works, and not direct funds to any specific charity.
  2. You can specifically direct funds to one of the participating charities (see this year's options below).
  3. You can actively fundraise through a customized pledge page.

The 2018 Charity Partners are (in order of joining the race):

DIALSelfDIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services is a community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. Providing a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community service. Over the course of the last three decades, thousands of area youth have been served by the agency in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin Region.

Cancer ConnectionCancer Connection provides a haven where people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers can learn to cope with the physical and emotional turmoil that is part of a cancer diagnosis and to explore ways to enhance their strength, their hope and their care through support groups, integrative therapies, creative activities and education. All services are offered free of charge.

Art GardenThe Art Garden serves the rural hilltowns of western Massachusetts, creating a bridge between community art practices and contemporary art thinking. They provide low-cost, sliding scale, and free cultural programming for the community. They create a nurturing, non-judgmental, and inspirational environment where people of all ages and experience engage in the creative process, and explore and exchange ideas through individual and collaborative art-making.

Friends of ChildrenFriends of Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of hundreds of children each year by working to bring security and hope to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The mission of Friends of Children is to serve the needs of children through individual case advocacy and support of coordinated programs and policies to improve their lives. Our vision is that all children, especially those who are most vulnerable, have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We believe all children have the right to safe, consistent and nurturing homes in which to live, as well as access to essential services and quality educational opportunities that will allow them to succeed.

The Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team (NWMIMT) is a volunteer public safety management team. Our mission is to provide resources in manpower, equipment, and management expertise to assist a community in the mitigation of emergency situations. Most of our members are career or volunteer firefighters, but an increasing number are coming to us from the private sector. Within western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and southern New Hampshire, we respond when a disaster or other emergency incident exceeds the local community’s ability to effectively manage the response. When assisting these communities, our services are free of charge, provided under mutual aid agreements.

ART 6563Congrats 2017 Runners!

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors of the 39th Annual Bridge of Flowers Classic Races!

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Race Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The next time you are in the area, please show your appreciation and visit them!

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Steve Lewis Subaru

Greenfield Savings Bank

ForeverOn green Northeast Solar Blackmer Insurance Lightlife NEWYCVillage2016 Vert424C Peoples Bank E.W. Martin Electrical Contractor   Dole Brothers

Foxbard Farm Berkshire Bank Berkshire East West End Pub Hampton Inn Suites by Hilton Zoar Outdoor Barts Ice Cream  Mo's Fudge Factor Our Family Farms profile picture Salmon Falls Gallery RoadSafe Shelburne Falls Yoga Pondside Pizza Mayhew Melanson Heath CarQuest Marathon Sports

MAPFRE INS Horiz black Floodwater Brewing Co. 

Buckland Shelburne Elementary School

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