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Bemis-Forslund Pie Race

Runners in a Pie Race from late 19th or early 20th c.

The annual Bemis-Forslund Pie Race is a 5K 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. Apple pies are awarded to runners who complete the course in a specified time.


Pie Race 2021

Students: The Pie Race is On! Mon. Nov. 15

The 131st annual Bemis-Forslund Pie Race will have a limited return to campus on Nov. 15. Hailed as America’s longest-running footrace, the 5K Pie Race is one of NMH’s favorite traditions. This year, only current students will race on campus for the chance to win a pie made by NMH Dining Services.

Alumni and Parents: join us virtually

NMH parents and alumni are invited to participate virtually by running or walking 5K (3.1 miles) between now and Nov. 15. You can then solidify your place in NMH history by sharing your time on social media using the hashtag #NMHPieRace21 in the caption. Then make yourself a pie! Here’s the recipe. 

Pie Race Recipe Card
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