HARVARD -- The Harvard Road Race Association is pleased to announce the 22nd running of the Apple Harvest Ramble Road Races.

The races will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m., starting and ending at the Bromfield School.

Scheduled for the beginning of the foliage season and the peak of apple-picking season, each race features a challenging course with magnificent views of Nashoba Valley.

Race Director Mike Thornton notes several features of this year's races.

"Once again, we are offering homemade apple pies from the Harvard Congregational Church's pie festival and some locally produced honey and syrup as overall and age-group awards," he said.

"And, once again," he added, "the races are being run during the Harvard Farmers Market. The market is hosted across the street from the finish. Check out all of the fresh, local food right after the race and support local growers."

Online preregistration is available at www.harvardraces.org. Race-day registration will be held at Bromfield School from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Entry fees are $30 (10-miler) and $25 (5-miler). High-quality technical shirts are available on race day while supplies last. Runners age 65 and over can register for $15.

There will be seven male and female age divisions: Junior (19 and under), Open (20-29), Sub-Masters (30-39), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Veterans (60-69) and 70 and Over. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each division.


There will also be awards for the top Harvard resident in each division.

To get to Bromfield School from Route 2, take exit 38A heading south and go 2 miles. The school is on the right past the stop sign and cemetery. From the south, take Route 495 to Route 2 west and follow the directions above.