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, healthy snacks, entertainment and fun activities.
We hope this page answers your questions about event day. For additional questions, please contact Kursten or Marzena at FallFoliageAndCiderRun@gmail.com
October 19, 2019
5K Walk 9:30 am
5K Run 10:00 am
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: $15
Families and groups: $60
Seniors (65+) and Students: $20
Pick up your bib at the registration table on the day of the event
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.
An Amherst tradition, for 48 years this event has brought together hundreds of members of the community together annually to admire the diverse colors of the foliage while they walk or run in support and celebration of diversity in our community.
Since 1968, Amherst ABC has played a critical role in changing the face of leadership in American society, selecting high qualified young men of color from disadvantaged school districts whose families envision a brighter future for their sons outside of their home environments.Gallery