About the Race

The Scarecrow Classic 5K is celebrating its 9th year running! The 5K course winds through the scenic roads, fields, and trails of this historic New England town. This year we expect an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 participants! Proceeds from this event support the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT). LLCT helps manage more than 2,500 acres of land and nearly 80 miles of public trails as a regional recreational resource for the Greater Boston Area. This non profit organization is one of the oldest land trusts in the country and is recognized nationally for its conservation work.

Join us on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 for the race! Start time is 9:30 A.M. and there will be cider donuts waiting for participants at the finish line. We will also offer a virtual race option this year. Participants can run a 5K anywhere in the week leading up to the race. Shirts will be  available for pick up in Lincoln, MA on Saturday October 16th. Virtual participants are encouraged to share selfies and race times on social media.

All participants are expected to follow local and state public health recommendations at the race. We will kindly ask that participants wear a mask at the starting line and at the race venue.

Scarecrow Classic Raffle

For the 2021 race, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) will not be holding a raffle. The raffle is a great way to raise  additional funds for land conservation efforts, but was not possible for this year. Please consider making an additional donation to LLCT when you register for the race. Any and all gifts are greatly appreciated , and donations to LLCT are tax deductible to the amount allowable by law.


bring your own water bottle

Bring your own water bottle! For the last four years, LLCT has asked that race participants bring their own water bottles to the race. Thank you for helping us to reduce single-use plastic at the race. There will be space for water bottle storage near the finish line, and racers are also encouraged to store a water bottle in their car or run/walk with water. Water will not be offered along the course or at the finish line. Thank you for your understanding!

A Green Race!

LLCT continues to make the race as environmentally friendly as possible. In the past, LLCT has composted all food waste from the race, and two years ago, we awarded winners with a Norfolk Pine. This year we continue to ensure the race is a safe experience for everyone and as part of our planning process, seek to minimize environmental impact wherever possible.

A big shout out to our sponsors for their continued support of the Scarecrow Classic 5K! We are so grateful to local businesses for partnering with us in support of conservation. Check out our Sponsor Page., and when you patronize one of these businesses, please let them you heard about them at the race!