Boys & Girls Club to hold seventh Great Futures 5K


The Leominster Champion
May 27, 2016

Mark your calendar for the seventh annual Great Futures 5K Run & Walk, hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. The event will take place Saturday, June 18 at the club, located at 365 Lindell Ave. in Leominster, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

The 5K is open to all levels of runners and walkers. Divisions include Adult 18-plus, Masters 40-plus, Seniors 60-plus, Elementary School, Middle School, High School and the Corporate Cup.

The Corporate Cup division, in which teams from local companies compete as a group, is back for the second year after a successful introductory year in 2015. This division has created a lot of excitement among local area companies and organizations who can’t wait to compete again. The Corporate Cup provides local businesses with an opportunity for employees to participate in an event that builds comradery among coworkers and encourages health and fitness.

The race will start at 10:30 a.m. out in front of the club and make the 5K loop around the scenic neighborhoods of west Leominster. Race highlights include medals to the top finishers in all divisions, T-shirts for the first 400 registrants, a barbecue, live music and a Health Fair.

Registering for the 5K is easy. Just visit the event website at www.GreatFutures5K.com or stop in at the Boys & Girls Club Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and pick up a form. Registration is also available the day of the race, but participants are encouraged to pre-register and take advantage of the pre-registration rates.

If interested in having your company participate as a sponsor, contact James Adams at james.adams@ebtc.com Sponsorships are a great way to support the club and let the community know your business supports the youth in the Leominster/Fitchburg community.

The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster offers year-round programming to over more than youth annually The mission of the club is simple and critical: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive and caring citizens.