Join us in the beautiful fall weather for Leominster's first Johnny Appleseed Jaunt to benefit Karen's Closet!
This 5K course is perfect for first time runners and will challenge experienced ones. Walkers are certainly welcome, as well!
Be the first to cross the finish line and your name will be the first one on the trophy that will be on display in town for all to see!
Karen's Closet Mission:
Karen’s Closet is a nonprofit foundation started with the simple goal of making sure that the students of the city of Leominster that needed winter coats, would have them. Over the last four years, this organization has provided over $12,000 in warm clothing for the community’s most vulnerable members and has the hopes and aspirations to achieve much more. Karen’s Closet aims to provide every student of need and every teacher in the district with the necessary tools and basic support to enhance their academic success.
Karen's Closet Goal:
This foundation intends to raise funds in order to fill a “Karen’s Closet” in every school in the district. A closet will function as a means for alleviating some of the external financial pressures that can negatively affect at risk student performance or a teacher’s ability to fully instruct a class. They will contain various articles of clothing, school supplies, and any additional needs that the principal of that particular school finds necessary. We plan to make this a permanent resource for the community and its’ goal of providing quality education to every student. All monies raised from this race will go towards the purchasing of these items. Local businesses and stores have partnered with us to make this happen.
First 300 registrants to receive tech t-shirts
Top male(s) & female(s) finishers in each age group
Leominster’s Johnny Appleseed Jaunt to benefit Karen’s Closet is a 5k Run/Walk that begins at 9:00am, starting and finishing at Northwest Elementary School, 45 Stearns Ave, Leominster. The course is a fairly flat 3.1 miles (5k), with one decline after the midway point. Runners and walkers welcome and for safety purposes, no skateboards, headphones, rollerblades/skates, bicycles, or animals can be taken on the course. Strollers are permitted. Chip timing provided by RaceWire.
There is one water stop on the 3.1 mile course
Parking will be available in the school’s parking lot and in the area near the school. Please be respectful of parking in the neighborhood.
Number pick up will be available Friday, September 26 from 3:30pm - 8pm in Northwest Elementary School’s gym. Numbers will also be available for pick up on race day from 7:30am until 8:45am
Race Day Registration
Registration will be available at 7:30am until 8:45am in the gym at Northwest Elementary School
For all finishers!