New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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Philanthropy Programs

Heywood Healthcare Healthy Harvest 5K

Heywood Healthy Harvest 5K
Run/Walk for Mental Health
October 28, 2023

Our Heywood Healthy Harvest 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health is Saturday, October 28, 2023. The online registration is now open, click HERE to register today!

We will again offer a Hybrid Format of on-site and in-person or virtual participation options. Participants may choose to run or walk either in person or on their own as a virtual participant. Proceeds from this year’s event will be directed towards expanding our mental health programming and the re-opening of our inpatient Mental Health Unit at Heywood Hospital.

  • Professional timing system for our race provided by Tri-State Racing Services.
  • All participants are encouraged to adhere to COVID-19 wellness guidelines.

Registration Options

  • Competitive and timed (In-person run) 
  • Timed and Not Timed 
    • *PLEASE NOTE: Registration is either GENERAL/NOT TIMED (Virtual or In-Person) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION will close on Monday, October 23rd at 3:00pm (guarantees participant gift for in-person)

Event Timeline

  • Registration: 7:45am
  • Kick-off Ceremony: 9:00am
  • Feet Hit Pavement immediately following the ceremony!
  • Timed runner awards/recognition: 10:00am
  • Health Fair (open to the community): 8:00am-11:00am

Registration Fees:

  • Adults - $25.00 
  • Youth registration
  • Ages 7-18 years -  $15.00
  • Children 6 and under are free! (Details will appear within the link as you complete the registration) 


  • The top male and female winning race participants will be recognized. 
  • Most Spirited Team
  • Largest Team

To start or to join a team please remember to follow the prompt at the bottom of your registration page.

All in-person runners and walkers will receive a 2023 Healthy Harvest 5K gift upon registration check-in. Everyone is encouraged to wear past HH5K shirts to show your past support!

  • Virtual participants are encouraged to submit participation photos by emailing them to [email protected], Subject: HH5K.  
  • Those who submit a photo wearing any previous HH5k shirt will be entered to win a prize!
  • Photos may be used on our Facebook page or the Heywood website (by submitting photos you agree to this potential use).


  • Our established 3.1 mile course is the official 2023 route, beginning and ending at Heywood Hospital.  
  • Virtual participants can select any route they wish. 

Special Thank You to our event underwriters:

  • Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force
  • The Harper Grace Memorial Scholarship Fund

Printable Event Flyer:
HH5K 2023 Event Flyer

HH5K 2023 Event Flyer