Annual Big 5K Road Race held at the Big E fairgrounds

Hampden County

The Big E is still a couple of weeks away but related activities have already begun in West Springfield!

Hundreds of people ran the 3rd annual Big 5K Road Race Friday night at the Eastern States.

5K runners and walkers took three laps around the fairgrounds.

5K Scramble participants encountered Big E themed challenges and obstacles on each lap.

Among the challenges; eating a mini cream puff,  and a ride down the Giant Yellow Slide.

Kids, ten and under ran a pint-sized Fun Run.

“A lot of people go all out,” said Lauryn Colmer of Pennsylvania. “People are in costumes representing their states and just having a good time which is nice.”

Proceeds from the Big 5K Road Race will benefit agriculture and education youth activities at the Eastern States Exposition.

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