Registration is now open for the Keep Springfield Beautiful 10K! The race takes place on Mother’s Day in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts and supports the efforts of Keep Springfield Beautiful which is a non-profit organization that promotes litter and graffiti prevention, recycling, conservation and beautification of Springfield.
The 10K run starts and ends at the south parking lot of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Shortly after the start there is a gradual uphill, then past the Olmsted designed Forest Park. There is a slight downhill / uphill past the 19th century industrial mill at Watershops Pond. Turn left at historic Springfield Armory and proceed downhill at 9K past the Federal Courthouse.
There is also a 3K walk for those who are interested in supporting the event but would prefer to walk rather than run. The walk leaves from the Hall of Fame and proceeds on the RailTrail along the Connecticut River.