Chestnut Hill Farm: At Chestnut Hill Farm, you can trek through 131 acres, past fields and pastures framed by stone walls , and enjoy grassland bird watching under the wide-open sky. Designated bird reserves allow for safe nesting habitat for Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and other ground nesting species. Loop trails take you through upland forests and along the edges of freshwater wetlands. Or, follow the gentle cart-path from the parking area through fields of hay, alfalfa, and vegetables into woods dominated by oak, red maple, and white pine to the covered embankment of the Hultman Aqueduct, which provides a backup route for Boston’s water supply from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs. One of the last working farms in the town of Southborough, Chestnut Hill Farm is a living tribute to the town’s rich agricultural past.
Clif Bar & Company: Clif is a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® Bar energy bar, CLIF Bloks®, CLIF Shot® energy gels and more. Focused on sports nutrition and snacks for adventure, the family and employee-owned company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. How Clif Bar supports Sun Multisport and our athletes: Clif is a sponsor of the entire race series. Athletes will find Clif Shot Gels at all run course aid stations, samples of Clif Bloks at packet pick-up and Clif Bars as a post-race snack at the finish line of all 2018 races.
Marathon Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine: Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine was founded in 2004 by physical therapists with a the vision of an environment where exceptional quality and broad-based out-patient physical therapy merges seamlessly with programs in our clinics and surrounding communities to develop meaningful relationships that exist separate from or in addition to an injury or illness-related episode. Marathon truly exists to be “Keeping you well throughout the race of life”, whether that “race” is keeping up with your grandchildren, hiking Mount Washington, having the greatest garden in the neighborhood, or competing in your first or 101st triathlon. Marathon has an evolving and dynamic menu of services to help at every point along the way and always welcomes feedback on additional ways we can develop to better serve you. Look for them at each race in the Barn to Run series where they will lead pre-race stretching and deliver post-race massages.
Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs: The Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC family has been raising chickens for three generations and is totally committed to bringing consumers the highest-quality, freshest organic free range eggs possible. Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC is a values-led company dedicated to humane treatment of animals and supporting small family farms who follow the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety, and environmental sustainability. In 2003 the company became the first Certified Humane egg producer in the US. In 2013 Pete and Gerry’s became the first egg producer in the world to achieve Certified B-Corporation status. Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC believes hens deserve a safe, comfortable place to live a happy, healthy life – and that family farmers deserve the right to keep their lands and livelihoods without having to resort to unhealthy factory-farm practices. To learn more about Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, visit www.peteandgerrys.com.
Powisset Farm: Powisset Farm is a CSA (community supported agriculture) operation that currently grows for 355 Summer CSA members and 200 Winter CSA members. By purchasing a share at Powisset Farm, CSA members help to create community around the farm and show their commitment to locally grown produce. Powisset Farm is on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted fields dating back three centuries. Visitors are welcome to stroll down the farm lane, say hello to the pigs, and admire the rows of vegetables and herbs. Beyond the cultivated land, Powisset Farm features an upland oak forest, a pair of brooks, vernal pools, and wooded wetlands.
SOLF (Southborough Open Land Foundation): SOLF was founded in 1988 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources in the Town of Southborough. Their goal is to maintain and improve the quality of life for the benefit of present and future generations of Southborough’s residents and visitors. Since its founding, the Southborough Open Land Foundation has preserved seventeen properties totaling 181 acres as open space in Southborough. As Southborough’s local land trust, SOLF needs your help to support our activities in land protection, stewardship and nature education work in Southborough. Please join SOLF today.
STC (Southborough Trail Committee): The STC will oversee volunteers to create, monitor and maintain town resource trails in Southborough in coordination with any entities that are public or private, and will coordinate with the Regional trail organizations. Additionally, the STC shall be responsible for oversight of all required monitoring and maintenance obligations under the town’s trail licensing agreements with both DCR and MWRA. This mission is exclusive of Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.
The Trustees of Reservations (TOR): TOR is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the oldest regional land trust in the world and has 100,000 dues-paying members. In addition to land stewardship, the organization is also active in conservation partnerships, community supported agriculture (CSA), environmental and conservation education, community preservation and development, and green building.
Weir River Farm: Originally part of a picturesque, early-20th-century country estate, Weir River Farm today is a 75-acre working farm comprised of fields and pastures surrounded by oak and red cedar woodlands. The farm supports diverse wildlife habitats, including upland grasslands, which are in rapid decline in the Commonwealth. Weir River passes through the farm at its northwest edge.
XX2i: XX2i Optics was founded on the principle that high performance sports eyewear can also be affordable. Started in 2012, XX2i Optics has been committed to the people that make a difference every day ever since. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast that appreciates quality, innovation, and no BS marketing, then this is the brand for you. XX2i is committed to producing the best possible eyewear for athletes, and stand by the integrity of their products with pride and confidence that you’ll be completely satisfied no matter what. They offer a lifetime warranty (no, seriously) and a 365-day return policy if you’re left unsatisfied at all.