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.

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. The 129th Bemis-Forslund Pie Race was held on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 pm with a new course and distance. Please note that the race course changed this year to a 5k (or 3.1 miles). See the 129th Bemis-Forslund Pie Race photos and results.

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

Age Category Qualifying Times
Under 35 (M) 23:00
Under 35 (F) 26:00
35-46 (M) 27:00
35-46 (F) 30:00
47-59 (M) 29:30
47-59 (F) 33:30
60+ Finish


Learn more about the race and pre-register here, or just show up on race day. Contact events@nmhschool.org with any questions, or call 413-498-3600.