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Lake Park Summer Fitness 5K Running Series

Save your Tuesday evenings in July, 2017 — 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th — for the Lake Park Summer Fitness 5K Running Series hosted by the Central Mass Striders and the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation.

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.

  • A commemorative t-shirt for people completing or volunteering for at least three of the four 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+

Contact: Bob Dio, Lake Park Series 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.
(Volunteer Link to be Posted Shortly)