Wild Goose Chase

Fast, Slow, Young, Old… We want to take you on a Wild Goose Chase!



Whole Children’s Wild Goose Chase is an annual 5K, kids’ carnival, and family fun races for all ages and abilities. Race events include a chip-timed 5K race and 1 mile run/walk/roll, as well as a slew of kids races. The carnival is hoppin’ with wagon rides, face painting, live music, games, and more.

The third annual Wild Goose Chase will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 10 am-1:30 pm, at Look Park in Florence, MA! Register here and don’t forget to create a fundraising page to support Whole Children! Top fundraisers will earn cool prizes.

This year’s carnival events include horse-drawn wagon rides by Muddy Brook Drafts, hula hooping with Hoop Joy Amherst, yo-yoing with A2Z Science & Learning Store, face-painting, games, and much more. Free entry to Look Park is also included for first 100 families to register!

Food trucks provided by Bruiser’s BBQ “It’s All About the Smoke”, Holyoke Hummus Company, and Bart’s Ice Cream, plus live music by Expandable Brass Band. Special thanks to our media sponsor and emcee, Western Mass News!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Easthampton Savings BankFive College RealtorsFitness TogetherFinck & PerrasCommon MediaIntegrity Development & ConstructionNorthampton Area PediatricsHampshire Dermatology and Skin Health CenterConstruct Associates, Inc., Ford of Northampton

Create a Wild Goose Chase team and you’ll not only have a fun day of racing and playing, you’ll be raising money to support Whole Children’s one-of-a-kind programming for kids of all abilities.

Individual fundraising prizes will be awarded at the following levels: 

$125 – Wild Goose Chase t-shirt
$250 – Wild Goose Chase t-shirt, water bottle

$500 – Wild Goose Chase t-shirt, water bottle, travel mug
$1000 – Wild Goose Chase t-shirt, water bottle, travel mug, canvas tote bag

Special prizes for top individual fundraiser (must raise $1000+), top fundraising team (must raise $2000+), and largest fundraising team!

Individuals who raise $500 or more will join Whole Children’s Golden Goose Guild! Members of the Golden Goose Guild will receive a Golden Goose t-shirt, recognition on the Wild Goose Chase web page as part of the Golden Goose Guild, and a special Golden Goose bib number for 2018 Wild Goose Chase and 2018 entry fee waived.

Whole Children’s second annual Wild Goose Chase took place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 and saw nearly 450 people in attendance. The results of the day’s 1.2 mile race can be found here and the results of the 5K can be found here.

Thank you to all who attended! Here are a few photos of all the fun at the Second Annual Wild Goose Chase on May 22, 2016!