Color Run

This year Hartford has decided to combine two very popular events that support the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department. The Fall Festival and 5k Walk/Run and Color Walk/Run will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 17 and 18.

HARTFORD—The Annual 5K Walk/Run and Color Walk/Run will be combined with the Annual Hartford Fall Festival this year on Saturday and Sunday October 17 and 18.

Both events are sponsored by the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department, which serves the Grassy Fork and Hartford communities.

This family packed weekend will start out with the Fall Festival on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with crafts, food and child friendly activities.

The Festival will be located at the Old Hartford School just off I-40 at Exit 447.

For those interested in participating with a booth, there is still space available for vendors.

To sign-up, contact, or stop by The Mustard Seed in Newport.

Vendors of all types are welcome.

The 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run and 1-mile Color Fun Walk/Run event will start on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Registration will start at 1 p.m., and the 5K Walk/Run will start at 2 p.m. The Color Fun Walk/Run will follow.

The Walk/Runs will start at Rafting in the Smokies and will take River (Hartford) Road, along the Pigeon River, to Lyndsey Gap Road and return to Rafting in the Smokies.

For walker’s and runner’s safety, Hartford Road will be closed from Hartford to Lyndsey Gap Road for both races.

The 5K Walk/Run will again be officially timed by Endurance Sports Management.

Registration for the Walk/Runs can be made online at or at The Mustard Seed.

To receive a participant’s free t-shirt, registration must be made by Monday, October 5.

Come and enjoy a fun packed, family friendly event all weekend.

All proceeds will go to financially support Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department, which has stations located in Grassy Fork and Hartford.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed as applicable.

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