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Dirt in the Skirt 5K

Mark your calendars for September 16th at 9:00am!
Fundraising for Childhood Cancer Research

Click here to register now!

About the Race             

This 5K run/walk event will put you smack in the middle of nature as you run the rows and climb the hills around our orchards. You'll be dodging through our apple rows, side-stepping through our strawberry fields & dashing along our corn rows. As you push yourself through our 3.1 mile course, you'll also be raising money & awareness for childhood cancer research. LastDirt in the Skirt 5K 868 year, we raised nearly $3,000 for CureSearch who's funding goes directly to finding a cure for children's cancer. We're hoping to double the donated amount in 2017!

75% of all registration fees will go to support CureSearch, a childhood cancer research organization. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. 12% do not survive. We want to do our part to change this and give our kids a chance at life! 

We're going to have some fun too! We're challenging all runners to flaunt a tutu or skirt during the run! For every person that wears a tutu or skirt, Stokes Homestead Farm Market will donate an extra $1 per person to CureSearch. 

There will be an after-party once you've completed the race with food & drinks!

Our 5K is not a timed, competitive event. We will have a clock running so you may gauge your time. However, we will not be using chip timing. 

Flaunt Your Tutus!

If you would like to pre-order your tutu for the day of the race, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please specify how many tutus you want, the size & colors you choose. The cost is $12.00 per tutu for up to TWO colors. Any additional colors may cost extra. Part of the proceeds will be donated to childhood cancer research. A local woman who designs tutus will customize your tutu (for kids & adults) with the color you want and the correct size. You may pick up your custom tutu on September 15th between 3-6pm or the day of the race, September 16th from 7:30am - 8:45am. There will also be tutus available for purchase on the day of the event, near the start line!

Remember, if you strut your stuff in a tutu, Stokes Homestead Farm Market will donate an extra $1.00 per person to CureSearch!

New this year: Best Tutu Attire Contest!

If you're flaunting a tutu, why not go all out?! Come ready to run (or walk!) all decked out in your best tutu attire! One winner will be determined and announced at the after-party. The winner will receive 2 FREE meals & drinks inside Hazel's Kitchen, redeemable any day of the 2017 season! You must be present at the after-party to win and receive your prize! No need to register for this specific contest. If you are signed up for the 5K, you will automatically be considered!


There will be an after-party on the lawn of the farm Market directly after the race. All participants will get a free pancake brunch and drinks. Each participant will receive a ticket for Dirt in the Skirt 5K 1408brunch in their goody bag. This ticket must be presented in order to get your meal after the race. Participant families are welcome to the after-party and will need to pay an additional $3.00 fee for brunch if they wish to eat. This can be purchased when you pick up your packet the day before or the day-of the race. This is not a timed race event. Every participant will receive a goody bag & a medal!

Cost of the Race & What's Included:

$25.00 per person if purchased BEFORE June 1st!
$30.00 per person if purchased on June 1st or after! (This is a flat fee. No hidden fee or registration fee involved.)
100% of this cost will be donated to CureSearch to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Remember, if you wear a tutu or skirt, we'll donate even more!

This will include your entry into the race, a T-shirt for every runner, Goody Bag, Pancake Brunch & Drinks after the race!

What You Need To Know For The Race:

  • The 5K will begin prompty at 9:00am

  • Late registration & packet pick-ups will run from 3pm - 6:00pm on Friday, September 15th. and from 7:30am - 8:45am on the day of the race.

  • When you arrive, parking is available across the street from the Market in the Blueberry field. Additional Parking will be available in the open, gravel lot 2 roads down from the Market, near the railroad tracks. Please watch for and follow the signage. 

  • After receiving your registration packet, please gather near the tractor & wagons at the entrance of the parking lot. You may either ride the wagon to the start line or cross the street on your own and walk to the start line.

  • Please bring a driver's license or other form of I.D. to pick up your packet and race bib. 

  • Dress appropriately! Layers are best. You will be running through a working farm, please keep that in mind. If it rains the week of the event, you may be running through some mud or puddles. Typically, unless its a very heavy rain, the fields will dry out quickly.

  • There will be an after-party brunch held on the lawn of the Farm Market directly after race for all race participants! 

  • This is not a timed event. We are here to be healthy, active, have some fun and raise some money for a good cause!

    Click here to register now!

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this wonderful event, click here for more information!


Dirt in the Skirt 5K Sponsors

Thank-you to our local businesses who chose to support our fundraising efforts!

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