Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sun. Jun 18, 2023


Registration ends June 16, 2023

Support North County Land Trust (NCLT) by participating in the 4th Rock & Laurel 5K Trail Race. We invite you to join us as you start out at the site of our event host, the Applewild School (Fitchburg Campus), and wind your way through the scenic trails lined with mountain laurel in bloom on this 5k trail race/walk to benefit NCLT. Proceeds support NCLT’s conservation efforts in north central MA.

Located on Flat Rock Road in Fitchburg, MA, the 150-acre Crocker Conservation Area offers a gateway to over 2,500 acres of protected land, abutting the Audubon Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary and over 2,000 acres of watershed land owned by the City of Fitchburg. The central feature of the Crocker Conservation Area is the beautiful Overlook Reservoir. The relatively flat trails around its perimeter provides a favorite loop for many people.

North County Land Trust is a non-profit that is committed to protecting the natural resources in north central Massachusetts for over 30 years. As a regional resource, we work to conserve land for the health and well-being of our citizens, manage natural resources and wildlife, and preserve the sustainability of our planet. All funds raised will go directly to supporting land protection projects, management of our more than 1,500 acres of land and miles of public trails, and offering nature-based programming in north central MA. Race begins at 9am. Registration and parking available starting at 8am. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds.

Virtual Race

In addition to in-person participation, NCLT is again offering a virtual race option.
Virtual races allow participants to choose when and where they will accept the 5k challenge! You can create your own route based on where you feel the most comfortable - trails, roads, or even treadmill.
Interested in seeing more of NCLT's properties? Create your own 5k at any of NCLT’s different conservation areas where you’ll see the diverse beauty of north central Massachusetts including plenty of rocks and mountain laurel in June.
Once registered, your results will be entered through self-reporting on Ultrasignup (see the "Record Results" button up top). You can do that via this website or through reminder emails that will be sent out periodically. The deadline for reporting your results is 11:59pm on 6/25/23.

Instructions for Race Day

Registration starting at 8am. The first wave of runners will begin at 9am.
Parking will be available, starting at 8am, at several locations on the Applewild School Fitchburg campus. Please follow the signs and directions from parking attendants for details upon arrival.

Race Shirts

To ensure the majority of funds go directly to supporting the NCLT mission of land protection and conservation... shirts are being offered to the first 100 participants only. Only those who register prior to May 31 will be guaranteed their shirt and size selected. After that, it will be a first come first serve for shirts on the morning of the race, limited to the first 100 participants.
Shirts must be picked up at race site on race day.


If you would like to be a sponsor for this race, you may do so by reaching out to Jo-Anne Crystoff by May 20 at or adding you choice of sponsorship level with your race registration. $5,000 - Bedrock Circle Sponsor $2,500 - Laurel Crown Sponsor; $1,000 - Lead Sponsor; $500 - Major Sponsor; $250 - Patron Sponsor; $100 - Supporting Sponsor.

Event's current local time: 5:13 AM ET


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