The Apple Run/Walk for Diabetes


Held at the Brookfield Orchards on Lincoln Road in North Brookfield, the Apple Run/Walk is organized by the Brookfields' Lions club for the benfit of people afflicted with diabetes.  The event has been held annually for 14 years, and unfortunately had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.  We are pleased to announce that the Run/Walk will return this year on Saturday October 30!


Runners enjoy a 5 mile scenic course which winds its way along country roads by farms, fields, woods, and a portion of Lake Lashaway.  Walkers have the option of the same course or a shorter version of approximately 4.5 miles.  Prize money totaling $200 will be given to the top 2 runners in each of the men's and women's fields this year, with other prizes for top finishers in each age category.


All proceeds from the Apple Run/Walk are split between two diabetes recipients:  The Clara Barton Camp in Oxford, MA which serves diabetic girls throughout the year for camp enjoyment as well as providing education to best understand and manage their diabetes.  Proceeds are also distributed to the diabetic research center at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.  Money raised for these two worthy causes through the first fourteen years of this event has totaled over $28,000.



The date for this year's run/walk will be Saturday, October 30th.  We are very excited to announce that Oakholm Brewing of Brookfield will be pouring their craft brewed beer.  The majority of the course was recently paved, and we will again be using 5K Sports Race Managment for our offical timer.  Water stations are available along the course.  Please feel free to print our registration from from this web site- 2021 Apple Run Reg. .   We hope to see you there.  Also, online registration is available at


The Brookfields' Lions club would also like to thank the race sponsors for their support in our last Run/Walk in 2019: Brookfield Orchards, Buzzell & Granat Attorneys, Comprehensive Physical Therapy, Lamoureux Ford, Cuddy Insurance, Jim's Pizza, Rapscallion Brewery, North Brookfield VFW - Post 3439, North Brookfield Liquors, Select Print Solutions, Francis Lamothe and Associates, Still Hart's Cafe, North Brookfield American Legion - Post 41, North Brookfield Sons of the American Legion - Post 41, North Brookfield American Legion Women's Auxillary, 1st String T-shirts, Still Harts Cafe, Bond Sand & Gravel, Christ Memorial Church ECW, and Hannaford's.

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