Sunday, October 20, 2024

Race Info
Course Info

About the Race

The Scarecrow Classic 5K is celebrating its 12th 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 600 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 20th, 2024 for the race! Start time is 9:30 A.M. and there will be cider donuts waiting for participants at the finish line. Race packets will be available for pick up in Lincoln, MA on Saturday October 19th from 2-4pm and on Race Day starting at 8am.

All participants are expected to follow local and state public health recommendations at the race. 

Past Shirts and Caps

As a special gift for race participants, LLCT celebrated the 10th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K by offering a mesh running cap! On Race Day this year, visit the LLCT table to purchase caps and race shirts from previous years. All sales support LLCT’s conservation mission.


Bring your own water bottle! For the last seven 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

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!