2103 Herrick Rd
Derby, VT 05829
Imagine running a 5K that begins and ends at a lavender farm! Nestled in the Northeast Kingdom is a beautiful farm that boasts of lavender, sunflowers, vegetables, herbs and much more! The views from the farm are nearly 360 degrees and absolutely amazing. This is a family event, all ages are welcome, walkers and runners. (No dogs please.) The course is located along the Canadian border on family farmland. It includes rolling hills, fields, dirt roads, and a little bit of tarmac.
Eden Specialty Ciders will be on sight with samples of their ciders. Pick your favorites to purchase and bring home! The 1st Annual Mac n Cheese Fest will be from 12-3pm. After the race, walk the lavender labyrinth, stroll around the lavender farm, check out the birch tree circle, smell the flowers, read the informational placards, and stop by the gift shop for lavender specialties! There is lots to see and do after the race, so plan to stay awhile. Be sure to bring a camera! Finisher prizes and door prizes for participants. Rain or shine!
Register at RunReg.com. Adults $30 | Under 17 $15 | Over 80 FREE
Lavender Essentials of Vermont promotes awareness of specialty crop farming, and enjoys educating the public about agricultural management, and the farming culture of Vermont. They believe in the health benefits of essential oils, lavender, and aromatherapy practices, and encourage personal wellness through education. They aspire to create a viable, sustainable farm-focused business that can be passed on to their children, continuing the family’s farming legacy.