Snow in April: NELCWIT 5K in Greenfield, MA

No I didn’t run into the white Canadian reggae music phenomenon of the 90’s best known for his song Informer. Rather, this Easter weekend it actually was snowing in Greenfield, MA.

This Saturday was the NELCWIT 5K Race Against Violence and the weather was a bit out of the ordinary for a late April race. Heavy rain mixed with snow and hail was the weather in store for this chilly Saturday race and the weather did not let up for the entire race. The race started at the YMCA in Greenfield and took you out of the downtown Greenfield area through a relatively residential neighborhood. Some tough terrain through a dirt access road near a pond made for some pretty interesting Easter hops over some puddles but once through this stretch the race finished on a predominantly downhill terrain heading back toward the YMCA. After a quick little up-hill in front of the courthouse and then onto the sidewalk at mile 3, a quick sprint to the finish ended of the race.

Final time was 24:23 which is 7:50/miles.

After such a cold and rainy race, coffee was much needed. Thanks to Greenfield Coffee for doing the trick!


Since 1976, NELCWIT has been working to build safety, justice, and dignity for all.  Serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of western Massachusetts, we offer safety planning, advocacy, and support to anyone who has survived domestic or sexual abuse, and prevention education for our community, especially area youth. We are now 35 years old! Since 1976, our programs have helped over 14,000 women, children, and men.

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