Our fundraising events are essential to the success of the program.
Thank you to Applied Mortgage, our lead sponsor in 2018.
The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K
The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K courses are designed to take you on a tour of the beauty that is Western Massachusetts! Enjoy peak Fall foliage and a rockin’ post-race party with free tacos and cider donuts, great prize giveaways, family-friendly activities, food vendors and more! The Happy Valley Half Marathon was created by two people who are passionate about running, getting active, and living life to the fullest. Justin Killeen, owner of 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition in Hadley, MA., and Western Mass native and certified running coach, Grant Ritter, partnered with BBBS to present this event in 2017 and helped raise over $30,000 for our program! Don’t miss out on this award-winning event, by race day it will be sold out!
The 3rd annual Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K is October 21, 2018 at Look Park in Florence. To learn more and register, visit RaceWire.com or click here. Bigs and Littles interested in registering should speak with their Case Manager.
Daffodil Run 5K & 10K
The Daffodil Run is a 5K walk/run and 10K run through downtown Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the 50,000 daffodils that were planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. The event is held each year at the beginning of spring, when the daffodils are in full bloom.
Registration is open for the April 29, 2018 Daffodil Run! Visit RaceWire.com or click here!
Amherst Crafts on the Common
The Amherst Crafts on the Common is one of the best-established and most well-respected craft fairs in New England. It takes place on the Amherst Town Common each June. Shoppers will delight in beautiful handcrafted and one-of-a-kind products from all over New England. The fair also includes live music, a silent auction, and a fabulous children’s book sale with thousands of gently-used, pre-loved children’s books at bargain prices, organized by children’s book author/illustrator Diane deGroat. The 2018 show will take place Saturday, June 23rd.
Northampton Winter Craft Fair
The Northampton Winter Craft Fair is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day while doing your holiday shopping. The fair takes place at Northampton High School on the first weekend of December every year. The two-day fair features one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from 90 juried artisans, delicious food, a fabulous silent auction on Saturday and plenty of free parking. The fair also features a wonderful children’s book sale with thousands of gently-used, pre-loved children’s books at bargain prices, organized by children’s book author/illustrator Diane deGroat. $5 Admission benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. The 2018 show will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd.
The tremendous success of our events would not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors!
Being a sponsor of all four of our major events is a win-win situation for your business or organization. Not only are you supporting a great cause, but you are putting your name in front of thousands of race participants, craft fair attendants, website visitors and more. The money raised by these events directly allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County to continue to serve children in our community.
Thank you so much for your support of our events, and of course, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and the children and families we serve. We look forward to working with you!
Jen Loebel, Development Director, JLoebel@chd.org – (413) 259-3345
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002