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Lake Park Summer Fitness 5K Running Series

LakeParkSeriesLogoType7   Save your Tuesday evenings in July, 2016 — 5, 12, 19, and 26 — for the Lake Park Summer Fitness 5K Running Series hosted by the Central Mass. Striders and the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation. View the 2016 flyer (PDF) Summer Series 5K course map Course Map (PDF) Time: 6:30 PM. On-site registration only, starting at 6 PM. Location: Inside DCR's Lake Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester. Start and finish near the bathhouse. See location on Google Maps Distance:  A flat 5K (3.1 miles, 16,405 feet) wheel-measured course. Run Info: The start and finish line are the same, near the bathhouse within the park. The course consists of a 1.1-mile loop that is in the park followed by a 2-mile loop mostly outside the park. Wicked flat. Light refreshments and one water stop at the one-mile mark. Free parking on nearby streets or within the park if entered after 5 PM. Timing and scoring by the Central Mass Striders, Joe Alfano, crew chief. Enjoy a high-speed winter run of the course with this 4+ minute video on YouTube. Entry Fee: FREE for CMS members, $5 for non-members. Individual membership is only $20 a year (a whole family for only $25) and comes with many benefits.  Paper forms will be available at registration or you can become a member online. Features:
  • A commemorative t-shirt for people completing or volunteering for at least three of the five weekly runs.
  • Water at one mile-mark and finish, fruit and beverages and other food.
  • Awards to top male and female and top male and female in the following age divisions: up to 19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Nick Kanaracus, Director (508-261-5354) Bob Dio, Assistant Director (978-807-5368) We are looking for volunteers to make this event happen. Please sign up using this VolunteerSpot button below. If you prefer to not enter your phone number in the online sign-up form, just enter n/a. If you sign up and find that you cannot volunteer, please undo your signup at the same website. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot