Win an Entry: Gorge aprés Gorge 5K!

7th Annual Gorge aprés Gorge
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Chesterfield Gorge, West Chesterfield

Leslie Charles of Chesterfield, MA writes: "Join us for the 7th annual Gorge aprés Gorge. We decided to add a run to it this year, so join the run and then hang around for the family fun run/walk. For both, we start at the Chesterfield Gorge and run the rough fire road out for 1.5 miles then back, following the beautiful Westfield River. If you have never been, this event is a must! The road can be muddy/icy and a bit rocky. (But easy enough for bikes and jogging strollers). After: complimentary hot chocolate/tea/coffee. Bring some treats and join the fun!" (Photo credit: Leslie Charles)

For the past seven year, families have gathered at the Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield on the Sunday following Thanksgiving for the annual Gorge aprés Gorge, a FREE community walk/run. New this year is a 5K run to benefit the Trustees of Reservation, and Hilltown Families has two entries and two mugs to giveaway to one lucky reader! Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 11/24/10 @ 7pm (EST). More details below.


Hilltown mother Leslie Charles of Chesterfield, MA has organized the event for the past seven years, a tradition she brought with her from the West Coast when she moved to Western MA with her family. The inaugural Gorge aprés Gorge was in 2004, and in the years that followed was supported by the Chesterfield Cultural Council. Join by organizer Tanya Rapinchuck of Worthington, MA this community walk/run and grown from a small group of participating families living in the Hilltowns to a community-wide event with families from the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires joining in the fun. Children who have participated since they were babies look forward to the Gorge aprés Gorge as it has become part of their yearly celebration of life in the Hilltowns.

New this year is an exciting 5K run ($10) to raise funds for the Trustees of Reservation, starting at 9am. This is timed race with unique top finisher awards (you won’t want to miss these awards!).

The free family fun walk/run begins at 10am.  Please leave the dogs at home and bring your own mug.


Your chance to win two entries and two mugs for the Gorge aprés Gorge 5k on Sunday, November 28th (9am) at the Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield, MA is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 11/25/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go!  Pre-register for the 5K at, or contact Tanya Rapinchuk: 238-5595  The commumity walk/run is free and open to all.  No need to pre-register.  Just pack up the family and join in the fun at 10am!

9 Comments on “Win an Entry: Gorge aprés Gorge 5K!

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Dawn Cordeiro of Holyoke, MA

    Dawn has won two entries and two mugs for the Gorge aprés Gorge 5k on Sunday, November 28th (9am) at the Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield, MA – and should contact Tanya Rapinchuk: 238-5595

  2. Looking forward to finishing the 5K!

  3. Kudos to Leslie and Tanya for making this happen!
    Deanna, West Chesterfield, MA

  4. I bring all my guests from Thanksgiving to walk off the sluggishness of too much gorging. They are amazed and enchanted by the community: the friends, the families, the children, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters and of course the goodies at the end of the walk along one of Chesterfield’s lovely river. Come one, come all.

  5. I’m going to start training now :) For the hot chocolate and potluck!!! I love this event!
    Chesterfield, MA.

  6. Hooray for the Gorge apres Gorge!
    Kate Saccento
    Chesterfield, MA

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