The 5k Fall Foliage And Cider Run is a community celebration of Amherst A Better Chance, a residential high school program that prepares academically talented young men of color from educationally underserved school districts for college and future leadership roles.
Run or walk to support Amherst A Better Chance and enjoy a cup of cider at the finish line! The walk/run starts at Amherst Town Common, partly circles Amherst College campus and enters the woodlands of The Amherst College bird sanctuary, highlighted by a beautiful view over the Pelham Hills. Finally, it follows the Norwottuck Rail Trail back to the campus. Upon completion, runners and walkers are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and healthy snacks while we await the results and then award prizes.
We hope this page answers your questions about event day. For additional questions, please contact us at FallFoliageAndCiderRun@gmail.com
October 14, 2023
10:00 am: 5K Run begins
10:05 am: 5K Walk begins
The Walk/Run starts on the Amherst Town Common, partly circles Amherst College campus and enters the woodlands of The Amherst College bird sanctuary, highlighted by a beautiful view over the Pelham Hills. Finally, it follows the Norwottuck Rail Trail back to the campus.
Kids 12 and under: $20
Families and groups: $80
Seniors (65+) and Students: $25
Pick up your bib at the registration table on the day of the event
Health screenings will not be conducted prior to the race or on-site on race day. You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the ten (10) days prior to the event.
Masks are optional, in accordance with CDC, state, and town guidelines.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Is your business or organization interested in sponsoring this year’s Fall Foliage & Cider Run? We would love to hear from you! For details or to submit your payment, please CLICK HERE.
Logos for ALL sponsors will be on display at the post-event celebration. Level of giving will be acknowledged in each sponsorship category.
2022 Lead Sponsors
An Amherst tradition for 49 years, this event has brought hundreds of members of the community together annually to admire the colorful foliage while they walk or run in support and celebration of diversity and educational opportunity in our community.
Since 1968, Amherst ABC has played a critical role in changing the face of leadership in American society, selecting highly qualified young men of color from under-resourced school districts whose courageous families seek a brighter future for their sons.Gallery