The Purple Heart Trail 10K and Fun Run will be held on Veterans Day weekend - Sunday, November 10, 2019. The 10K route runs the entire Purple Heart Trail from the Patton Homestead at 650 Asbury Street through to Patton Park. The midway point loops around the Sherman tank in Patton Park. The race route then returns to the Patton Homestead. The 1K FUN Run route circles the Patton Homestead along the wood road by the Ipswich River. The event is sponsored by the Patton Homestead and co-sponsored by the A.P. Gardner American Legion Post 194. Money raised will help further the mission of the Patton Homestead, Inc.

The race route is designated as a national Purple Heart Trail. According to The Military Order of the Purple Heart, “The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.”

The event will be held RAIN OR SHINE *.

Course: The maps for the 10K and the Fun Run are presented below.

10K Start Time: 9:00 AM from the Patton Homestead’s Great Lawn

Fun Run Start Time: 8:30 AM from the Patton Homestead’s Great Lawn

Fees: Early Bird: $25 through October 16, 2019
General Registration: $30 through November 9, 2019
Race Day: $35

Fun Run: $10.

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Swag: This year the first 100 registered 10K runners will receive a long sleeve female/male Sport-Tek® Long Sleeve PosiCharge® Competior Tee shirt. IF YOU PRE-REGISTER BY OCTOBER 16th YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR SHIRT SIZE! Otherwise shirts will be available on a first-come first served basis on Race Day.

Sunday (Race day): Registration & packet pick up will open at 7:00AM at the Patton Homestead

Teams: You may register to run as a team - simply designate which team on your registration form.

Registration: Register here with North Star Timing. You may also print out the Registration Form & Waiver and mail it with your check to 650 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA 01982.

Timing and registration: Race results will be posted on Cool Running and NST websites.

Parking: Parking is on the gravel parking lot next to the field. Parking is limited so please carpool when possible.

Sponsors: Our sponsors will be announced shortly.

Race Routes: Below are the routes for the 10K and for the 1K Fun Run.

10K Race Route

1K Fun Run Route along the Ipswich & back to the Patton Homestead

Race Turn Around Point - Sherman Tank in Patton Park. Photo courtesy of Town of Hamilton’s Website from an Eagle Scout’s project 2018 completion ceremony

Race Turn Around Point - Sherman Tank in Patton Park. Photo courtesy of Town of Hamilton’s Website from an Eagle Scout’s project 2018 completion ceremony

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

LOGOS & Sponsor Website links


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