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Conway’s Festival of the Hills!

The Conway Festival of the Hills is an annual fall festival in Conway, Massachusetts held the weekend before Columbus Day, rain or shine.  Saturday pre-festival events traditionally include a pancake breakfast, bake sale and community turkey dinner.  Sunday features a 10K road race, arts and crafts exhibits, live music, activities for kids, a parade, log-splitting and skillet-tossing contests, and food and wares from local vendors.

All proceeds from the Festival go to support scholarships for local high school students.


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Road Race

Covered Bridge Classic: A scenic 10 K race
All proceeds from the Covered Bridge Classic benefit the Festival of the Hills Scholarship Fund.

This Year’s Race Scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021

Burkville Covered Bridge, Conway, MA
Race starts at 10:00 am. Course descriptions are below.

The Festival of the Hills is not happening in 2021 but the 10 K road race is!

Note: There is no kids 1 mile fun run this year, but children of a registered parent may participate in the 10K.

Note: Start/Finish are in different locations.

Entry Fees:  Adult $25; Child of a registered parent $5

Prizes: Merchandise prizes in all divisions. Prize list coming soon!

Course description: The 10 K is a challenging point to point course with pavement and dirt. The course starts at the Covered Bridge and ends in Conway’s town Center (Elm St. in front of the Field Memorial Library). Once on Reeds Bridge Road, the course takes a lollypop out-and-back route to the finish. See route below, or see a detailed map and elevation profile on Garmin Connect.

Registration Fee: $25 for pre-reg at RunReg; $30 day-of-reg.

Parking & Registration: Parking is on Elm Street, approximately 0.1 miles from Library—signs will direct you. Proceed to the registration table in front of the Library to pick up your bib number (for pre-registered). Day-of registration is available from 8:30 to 9:40.
It is nearly a 1 mile walk (warm-up/cool down) from registration to race start line. Walk up Rt 116 from the finish area to get to the start.

Water Tables: Located at 2 miles, 4 miles, and finish.

Prizes: TBD