Second Annual Ollie the Otter Run!
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Lace up and join the fun! This year the Otter Run will go hybrid to support Oak Meadow School’s Outdoor Education program! There are 3 distance options:

  • 5K: Virtual – Run your own course before May 23rd
  • One Mile: Live! In-person heats start at 3PM on campus at the May 22nd Spring Fest
  • 100-Yard Dash: Live! In-person, immediately following the One Mile race

Ages: All ages welcome, both kids and adults, for all distances. (The 100-Yard Dash is particularly included as a great option for very young runners.) Only Oak Meadow students are eligible for awards, but everyone gets a t-shirt and medal.

Registration: Click the link below to pre-register. Pre-registered runners will receive their race t-shirts and Ollie medals in-person at the Spring Fest. Same-day registrants and remote runners/walkers will receive their “swag” after the event (by mail, or in-person pickup in the lobby).

Suggested Donation: $35 individual, $100 family (Note this is a fund-raiser for the school, and larger donations are always welcome!)

Race Format: 100-Yard Dash and One Mile runners will race on campus at the Spring Fest, a school-wide celebration on May 22nd (1-4 PM) featuring food, games, student music and drama performances, a petting zoo, the annual student Art Show and a community yard sale. Races start at 3 PM. Rain date: Sunday, June 5th (1-4 PM).

5K participants will run or walk remotely on a course of their choosing, anytime from now through May 22nd. Options might include a high school track, a home treadmill or local roads and trails. To compete for Kimball Farm Activity Pass prizes (top 3 finishers-OMS students only), just email us your finish time by the following Monday morning, and feel free to include photos for our newsletter! (No pressure to submit times for those who don’t wish to share 🙂 )

Awards: Each participant will receive an Oak Meadow T-shirt, and an official engraved Ollie the Otter race medal. The top three Oak Meadow student runners in each distance will receive a Kimball Farm Activity Pass gift card. (Note that a Top 3 Award in the 100-Yard Dash is only open to Children’s House and Beginners students, although the distance is open to all ages.)

Prizes generously donated by Kimball Farm of Westford!

Click here to register