Canterbury Shaker Village hosts 5k race

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host the 7th Annual Grappone Automotive Canterbury Shaker Village Cross Country 5k race on Saturday, May 10, at 10 am. Day-of registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Village. Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free.

Participants can run or walk the course, which is totally unpaved and totally beautiful crossing through fields, woods, around ponds and pastures of the National Historic Landmark. Music is provided along the course for inspiration and the first 300 registrants get t-shirts. Great prizes and hearty food will be available at the completion of the race.

The 5k is part of the Capital Area Race Series (CARS). Runners and walkers can pre-register at

The event is sponsored by Grappone Automotive, Concord Monitor, Professional Car Care of New England, Blue Dot Glass, Bond Auto Parts, Centrix Bank, CIGNA Healthcare, Concord Oral Surgery, Crossroads Chiropractic PC, D.L. Carlson Investment Group, Inc., Nobis Engineering, Orr & Reno, P.A., Sanel Auto Parts Co., Thoroughly Pro Affiliates, Inc. and Town Fair Tire.

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include A Star-Spangled Summer Picnic and Auction, the annual gathering benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, June 25. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include The ABC's of Letterpress Printing on May 17 and June 21 and Shaker broom making on June 21. To view the complete 2014 calendar of events and workshops visit