Dash through the veggies at Harvest Hustle 5K

Johnson's Backyard Garden will host its annual Harvest Hustle 5K this Saturday at Garfield Farm. Photo courtesy Johnson's Backyard Garden.

Johnson’s Backyard Garden will host its annual Harvest Hustle 5K this Saturday at Garfield Farm. Photo courtesy Johnson’s Backyard Garden.

 

Welcome the belated arrival of fall with a dash through fields of organic vegetables at the Johnson’s Backyard Garden annual fall potluck and 5K Harvest Hustle on Saturday.

Gates to Garfield Farm, just east of the airport at 4008 River Road in Cedar Creek, will open at 2 p.m. The Harvest Hustle 5K starts at 3 p.m., followed by Kids 1-Mile Fun Run at 3:30 p.m. The courses wind through a 200-acre vegetable farm along the Colorado River, so if you get too tired to finish you can always stop and munch an organic carrot along the way.

Rogue Running is sponsoring the race.

Music by the Bottom Dollar String Band starts at 3:30 p.m. and a potluck meal begins at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share with their fellow locavores and farm-lovers. Those who bring a dish get a discount on their entrance ticket.

There will be a monster sand pile, fields to explore and arts and crafts for children.

Tickets are available here. Proceeds will help support the local bands performing at the event and help fund Johnson’s Backyard Garden recycle tire playground.

The event is BYOB.


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