Annual 5K Chicken Run

The 11th Annual 5K Chicken Run is Sunday, May 19, 2024!

For 11 years, the Chicken Run has been a way to start the farm season and welcome the new baby chicks to the farm and to support the Strong Family Farm, Vernon’s nonprofit community farm located in the center of Vernon, CT.

Register to participate in this year’s run!

The Strong family along with a large number of community members are committed to seeing that the beloved 7 generation Strong family farm is preserved in order to provide an agricultural education center where everyone can experience an authentic family farm environment. This doesn’t come cheap. Our yearly Chicken Run is our biggest and most successful fundraiser – thanks to all our sponsors and participants!  Won’t you join them?  

Race Day
– Kids Fun Fun at 8:30am
– 5K Road Race at 9:00am
– 1.5 mile walk at 9:05am

Course Map

Special discount to Strong Family Farm Members upon request.  Why not become a member and save on our many programs this year.  Click HERE and become a member today. Then, email us at for your discount code.

Many thanks to our returning and new sponsors and our GOLD SPONSOR PROHealth Chiropractics!

Become a Sponsor!

For the safety of our participants, we ask that you refrain from bringing dogs to our event. Thank you!

Past Races

See more photos from Glastonbury Sports Photography
Watch the video from the Community Voice Channel!

2019 Chicken Run photos by Dan Villeneuve Photography

2018 Chicken Run photos by Dan Villeneuve Photography
2017 Chicken Run photos by Dan Villeneuve Photography
2016 Chicken Run photos by Dan Villeneuve Photography
2016 CHICKEN RUN Community Voice Channel (CVC) ON YOUTUBE!
2015 Chicken Run photos by Dan Villeneuve Photography

Check out our friends at Community Voice Channel for videos of past Chicken Runs and other Strong Family Farm events!