- 3 miles/5K, 5 miles/8K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
The Dairy Air is an annual event held at the Market at DelVal in Doylestown. This years race was the third event. The Dairy Air has two distances for participants 5K and 10K, in addition the "Hay You" half miler for the kids. This is an event definitely meant for the whole family.
All 3 distances start on Farm View Road near the Market. For the "Hay You" Half Miler its a straight quarter mile up the road (up hill mind you) and back. This is not a huge hill, but just enough for the young participants.
5k & 10k continue down Farm View Road pass the horse fields towards to cow barn, lollipop around the flag pole, back down Farm View Road until you get to Orchard Lane. Participants make a right onto Orchard Lane and follow this road until you are back on the lower part of Farm View. This stretch leads our racers to turn right onto Lowe State Road, and and final right onto 202. For our 5k racers once you get round this area you will turn back and head to the finish line.
10k Racers you still have about another 1 mile to the little over halfway point (3.78 miles in I think I was told). You will run down the beautiful run/bike path along route 202 and run into the wooded park path approximately 1/3 mile back until you get to the turn around point. Now remember, cross over the timing pad or you will be disqualified. Then you had back from what you came. Once you get back to the Lower State Road, participants will run across through the apple orchard to the finish line.
Now, I am not going to lie, this course has its share of hills. But they are manageable. The course is challenging enough and the scenery is really pretty. I was glad to be able to take it all in while running. Almost feels like time slow down (even down hill).
I will admit Scoogie did a really good job on the medal this year. The shirts are comfortable and fit great. Even the 2x fits like it should, which does not always happen. By the way kids get a finisher medal too for doing the half miler. Thats really awesome, I dont see that at events.
There are awards for all distances and age groups. The award ceremony is fun and it's great to see everyone supporting each other when they are just out there having fun.
The course is hilly, so if they are not your strong suit, take it easy going up. Your legs will thank you by the end of the race. Bring the kids along. There are lawn games, peddle go-kart track, bounce houses, wagon rides, horses, and sheep to keep the kids distracted while you run. I think this is a good variety for a local race thats not mobbed with thousands of people. Note: Scoogie Events has about 16 total races a year. Check out one of there other events near you. https://www.scoogieevents.com/