Race Information


The 5k road race will start and finish at the Mall at Lincoln Station at 145 Lincoln Road in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Use (145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773) for your GPS.

In-Person Race Day Schedule

  • Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Participants will sign up for a start time between 8am and 12pm when they register.
  • Check in and Packet Pick Up will be drive-thru. Volunteers will then direct participants to parking.
  • Race participants will be directed to a socially distanced waiting area, or may choose to wait in their car. 15 minutes before their start time, a volunteer will walk a small group of participants to the Starting Line

Virtual Race

  • Participants may choose to run a 5K at any day, time, or location in the week leading up to October 18th (October 11-18). Participants are discouraged from running the Scarecrow Classic 5K route to avoid congestion on the trail  and potentially unsafe road crossings. Once registered, virtual participants will receive a bib number and access to a form to submit their time. Timing will not be official, but results will be displayed online after the race.

Packet Pickup and Race Location


Mall at Lincoln Station
145 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Located just north of Route 117 in Lincoln


Packet Pick up on Sunday October 18th, 2020  is available at the drive-through check in, 30 minutes before the participant's start time. Virtual race participants will receive their Scarecrow Classic Shirt in the mail.

Directions and Parking

GPS (145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773)


From Route 128 take Trapelo Road (Exit #28) westbound to 5 way intersection (library on right). Bear left on Lincoln Road and follow for 2 miles to Lincoln Station.


From Route 495 take Route 2 East (Exit #40B) and head east on route 2 for 10 miles. Take right on Route 126 South, Left on Codman Road, then left on Lincoln Road to Lincoln Station. Parking will be available at the Lincoln Station parking lot.


Ample parking will be available at the Lincoln Station parking lot.

Runner Amenities

  • Free long sleeve tech-shirt
  • Colorfully decorated scarecrows to guide you on your race route
  • Awards for category winners
  • Post-race finisher "treat"
  • Porta Potties


Please note changes for the 2020 event. Prizes will be offered to the  in-person overall winners and to the first place in each age category. Virtual participants are welcome to submit their times, but are not eligible for official timing or awards. Prizes will be gift cards, mailed to winners after the event.

5K Age Awards
 10-14 (1st Place)
 15-19 (1st Place)
 20-29 (1st Place)
 30-39 (1st Place)
 40-49 (1st Place)
 50-59 (1st Place)
 60-69 (1st Place)
 70+  (1st Place)


Volunteers are critical to the success of any charity event. If you’re interested in volunteering
 please contact Geoff McGean (Race Director):
Phone: 781-259-9250
Email: McGean.RLF@lincolnconservation.org