Bemis-Forslund Pie Race

The annual Bemis-Forslund Pie Race is a 4.3-mile footrace named for Henry Bemis (class of 1891), who donated prizes starting in 1908, and for Gladys Hall Forslund ’26, wife of longtime Mount Hermon athletic director Axel Forslund. Gladys started the practice of awarding apple pies to any runner who completed the course in a specified time.

Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and friends participate in America’s longest running footrace for a chance to win a delicious apple pie, handmade by NMH Dining Services and students. 

Runners who complete the race within a specified time win a pie.

Qualifying times:

Women: 40 minutes or less
Men: 33 minutes or less
Masters times: 45 minutes or less (women); 38 minutes or less (men)
*Masters times refer to runners who are in or beyond their 25th reunion. ALL runners in or beyond their 50th reunion who finish the race will receive a pie.

The Tart Race (for children) takes place right before the Pie Race, around 2:30 pm, leaving from the flagpole outside Forslund.

View the Pie Race route.

Watch this favorite NMH tradition in action!

The 127th Annual Pie Race is Nov. 13, 2017.

Register here!

* Note: To compete, you must complete this waiver form and bring it with you to the race.

See photos and results from the 2016 Pie Race.

Contact with any questions, or call 413-498-3600.