About Westfield Trick or Trot

Why We Run

Registration is now closed for the 2015 Trick-or-Trot.

Thanks to all who donated and ran in support of Special Olympics athletes!

On Sunday, October 23rd runners and walkers gathered at the Stanley Park in Westfield to take part in the Annual Trick-or-Trot 5k and 2k walk hosted to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts! This flat, officially timed event was great for runners or walkers out enjoying the beautiful fall day. We saw some amazing Halloween costumes! This event is being presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Participant Information

2015 Registration

2017 Trick or Trot registration will open in the summer of 2017. See you next year! 

Only the first 150 runners receive a Trick-or-Trot t-shirt – Register today! Online registration closes Thursday, October 20th at 1:00pm. If you plan on registering race morning, please arrive early! Registration will close promptly at 9:45am on race morning for the 10:00am race start.

2016 Registration Fees:

Individual Race:
$35 Pre-Registration, $40 Race Day

* 100% of the registration fees and additional donations go back to Special Olympics MA!

Online Registration is strongly encouraged!
If you are interested in learning more and getting on the mailing list for future running events, please contact race@specialolympicsma.org or (508) 485-0986 Ext. 212.

Mail forms to:
Attn: Amherst Trick-or-Trot
Special Olympics MA
512 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752


Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup information will be available leading up to the 2016 Trick or Trot

Please note: We do allow runners to register on race morning at packet pickup and we do allow family members or runners to pick up bibs for other runners. If you’re picking up a bib for another runner on race morning, please make sure you give the correct bib to each runner. If you plan on picking up 5 or more bibs on race morning, we ask you email race@specialolympicsma.org with the names of the runners or walkers, and we’ll set aside your bibs for you to expedite your bib pick up experience.

Race Day Information

2015 Race information – for reference only. Information for the 2016 Trick or Trot will be available leading up to race day. 

Hangar Bar & Grill (Formerly Amherst Brewing Company)
10 University Drive
Amherst, MA 01002

Race Day Registration Time:
8:45am -9:45am. Race day registration will end 15
minutes before the race start. Please plan accordingly.
Race Day Timeline:
8:45am: Race Day Registration and Bib Pickup
10:00am: Race Start
10:30am: Fastest Male and Female Awards
10:45am: Costume Awards

Amherst Brewing Company at 10 University Drive, Amherst, MA. See COURSE MAP for start and finish line details. Please note, there is a different, SHORTER COURSE for those walking.

There will be two on-course water stations. Water will also be provided at the finish.

You will seed yourself on race day by your best-estimated time per mile for this 5K course (3.1 miles). Estimating accuracy will help ensure your safe completion of this race.

Travel Information:
We encourage you to arrive at the Amherst Brewing Company early, as parking is limited.

Baggage Claim:
We will have an unofficial baggage claim. Please do not leave valuables in bags. Race management will not be held responsible for lost or stolen articles.

The awards for fastest man and fastest woman will be presented at 10:30am. The top fundraiser awards and costume contest awards will be awarded after the race concludes, around 10:45am. Please note, those interested in participating in the costume content will need to officially enter on morning at registration.

Time AwardsFundraising Awards  Costume Contest Awards
  • Fastest Woman
  • Fastest Man
  • Top Individual
  • Top Team
  • Most Unique/Creative Halloween Costume (individual)
  • Most Unique/Creative Halloween Costume (team)
  • Best Zombie Walk Costume (individual)

2015 Course Information and Maps

Please note, our walk course is different from the running route. If you plan on walking, please make sure you choose that registration option. Only runners will receive chipped bibs.


View Running Route


View Walking Route

2015 Trick-or-Trot Run Route

  • Route begins at Amherst Brewing Company (10 University Drive)
  • Runners will head toward the UMASS campus on University Drive following sidewalks
  • Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue
  • Turn right on Lincoln Ave and follow back to Northampton Rd (Rt 9)
  • Turn right onto Northampton Rd (Rt 9)
  • Turn right onto University Drive and follow sidewalks back to Amherst Brewing Company

*This race requires sidewalk use

2015 Trick-or-Trot Walk Route: 1.67 Miles

  • Start at Amherst Brewing Company (10 University Drive)
  • Head toward UMass Campus on University Drive
  • Follow sidewalk up to Southwest Circle
  • Walkers will follow Southwest circle taking the first right, turn left twice to circle back down to University Drive (Walkers can opt out of the circle and turn around once reaching Southwest part of UMass campus)
  • Walkers will then follow the sidewalk back to Amherst Brewing Company

2015 Race Results & Photos

Berkshire Running Center official results.

2015 Amherst Trick or Trot Race photos – Thanks to volunteer photographer Christian Santiago

Additional Information



If you or your business would like to sponsor or get involved, email race@specialolympicsma.org.


Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to support the runners, walkers and Special Olympics athletes. The event was a success because of you! 

If your company or place of business is looking to volunteer or get involved for another event, please email volunteer@specialolympicsma.org.

Tips for volunteering:
Make sure to dress for the unpredictable weather – layers, comfortable shoes or boots, gloves, etc. if you’re assigned to an outside position. Please wear your volunteer T-shirt at all times as your outer most layer of clothing so it’s visible to runners.  Avoid bringing backpacks or valuables to the event. All bags are subject to search by event security. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not bring pets – animals will not be allowed at event unless for medical purpose.

About Special Olympics

video-imageSpecial Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other health-related programming for over 11,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, the Special Olympics movement has a major impact on the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities, uniting Massachusetts communities by fostering a sense of goodwill and inclusion. Special Olympics is a positive, powerful force in the lives of athletes and all that come in contact with the organization. Through participation in Special Olympics programs athletes gain increased self-confidence and self-esteem, access to quality health screenings and programs, and a vast social network that provides a great quality of life.