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Start your Labor Day weekend by participating in our second annual 5K Trail Run for Thorncroft!
Join us, and run, walk, or wheel along our riding paths and through the fields where our horses graze. Gather at Thorncroft Equestrian Center and complete a 5K trail run (walkers welcome to complete this event), 1 mile fun-run/walk, or wheel around the accessible paths. Everyone is invited to join us for a post-race gathering to visit the Farm, and enjoy local craft beer by Locust Lane Craft Brewery (All participants 21+ receive a free beer post race!), food trucks, and live music!
The 5K race will be timed by Chester County Racing Services. The course takes you through the beautiful grounds and pastures of Thorncroft. You will begin in the front of our facility and will run on pavement, gravel, wood chips, and grass with a little bit of water and mud along the way. Trail and mile markers will help you find your way. There is one water station on the course and one at the finish.
For the safety of our horses, please leave your dogs and other animals at home. Service animals are welcome.
The 5K Trail Run for Thorncroft will raise funds for the care of our Farm and our irreplaceable horses. They are the unsung heroes in all we do! These special animals gently welcome and care for riders of all abilities providing a unique and healing experience. To care for and feed one horse averages over $5,000 per year. Your support will help provide for hay, feed, blacksmith services, veterinary care, and tack. Your generosity helps to secure the exceptional horses we need in a therapeutic environment - horses who truly exemplify the greatest qualities of extraordinary teachers.
We hope you will join us for this race and look forward to seeing you on August 29th!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Established in 1969, Thorncroft is one of the oldest therapeutic equestrian centers in the United States.
Our mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people regardless of their individual challenges. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect, love and inclusion.
Thorncroft Equestrian Center is a premier leader in the field of therapeutic horsemanship. Our Farm embraces the continuing education and development of high quality programs and instruction. Thorncroft brings out the gifts and abilities of all people and helps them realize their potential. We accomplish this with 18 instructors, 34 horses, and 2 indoor arenas on 70 acres of protected open space. Thorncroft serves 350 riders (adults and children) each week. Our lessons maintain a focus on mainstreaming riders of all abilities to bring out their best.