1st Annual Harvest Run & Walk and After Party!

1888805_10153040813670410_2873749478371972389_oWe are so excited to be hosting our first annual 5K Harvest Run and after party! All proceeds will benefit the McElroy House Organization. Thanks so much to Marie Williams for dreaming up this wonderful event and putting it together!  

Event Info:


The event will take place at the train depot in historic downtown Russellville. The race will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony to take place at noon. All participants will receive a packet including t-shirts designed by the McElroy House.

Entries fee is twenty dollars until October 15. After the 15th the price is 25.00. Awards will be given to the first three runners in each age/division. Additional awards will be given to the overall top three runners. All awards will be handed out after the run at the finish line. A virtual run will also be offered for those wishing to run the race from an alternate or out of town location.

Families and intergenerational organizations are invited to enter the race as a group. If you’re interested in entering the race and have multiple people in your party, including children under twelve who wish to run with an adult, contact the McElroy House for registration and discount information. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities are encouraged.

You can download the entry forms at the links below. All entry forms and questions about the race can be send to Marie Williams for at mwilliams65@atu.edu, 479-692-1511. 

Harvest run entry form

Harvest Run Sponsorship Form

Virtual Race entry form


 Want to spread the word about the race? Use their easy to share links!

Click here to visit racewire for more event information.

Check out the facebook invite here! 

Download the press release here and send it on to news outlets, bloggers, and friends: Harvest Run 2014 PR 2

Bo Bennet with his heirloom apple pie.

Bo Bennet with his heirloom apple pie.

After Party Information! 

Our after party will feature an information and cultural sharing event featuring regional music, local food vendors, information booths on chicken raising, honey making, knitting, and other area traditions and art forms (both old and new). We will also hold our second annual pie and postre sale featuring area pie makers and bakers.

Pie Sale! 

When you purchase one of these regionally-made pies you’ll get a handcrafted card with more information about both the pie and the pie maker. These pies shed light on the variety of baking traditions and call attention to the family and community oral histories. Community members are encouraged to share their own stories and donate pies to the sale! Read more about last year’s pie sale here. 

Booths: Information and Cultural Sharing! 

In addition to the pie sale and some music we’ll have tables set up with booths. Organizations and individuals from Dardanelle to Little Rock will be setting up tables to talk about the work they do and why they think it matters. We’ll have a complete list of booths in the near future, but so far we have gardeners, saurkraut makers, knitters, midwives, local action agencies, and many more. There is no fee to set up a booth or to vend. We just want people to come together and share ideas and connect.

If you’d be willing to donate a pie or host a booth at the after-party, please contact Meredith Martin-Moats at meredithmartin_moats@yahoo.com or call 479-957-0551.

Located in Dardanelle and serving Pope and Yell Counties, the McElroy House is a grassroots community-based organization working to find local solutions to local problems. Valuing our landscape and our cultural resources, we explore how the past informs the present, and how, by building bridges across generations and cultures, we can work toward a stronger and more inclusive future for Pope and Yell Counties. 

We do this through community-based media work, community organizing, oral histories and much more. We also work to find connections and commonalities between communities in rural and urban areas and help grow conversations and partnerships between communities.


2 Comments on “1st Annual Harvest Run & Walk and After Party!”

  1. Hello,

    I tried to download the sponsorship form and it would not download. Would you please email me the form?

    Thank you,
    Madelyn Ginsberg
    Executive Director Pope County Community Foundation

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