The 1st annual Mother Catherine Academy "Green Thumb 5K" takes place on a rustic and scenic out-and-back course during the peak of spring. It starts on the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall grounds and proceeds directly north to the turnaround on the paved Three-Notch Trail in Mechanicsville, MD. The course is flat, fast, and PR-friendly. The course runs past Amish and "English" farmlands . The event benefits MCA's nationally-recognized Agricultural Lab and other school and community programs and projects. Register early on Active. com (www.active.com/mechanicsville-md/running/distance-running-races/green-thumb-spring-5k-2016?int=
) to ensure a spot.