Leominster's Johnny Appleseed 5K Jaunt to benefit Karen's Closet

  • 09.27.2014 @ 09:00 AM
  • Leominster, Massachusetts
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The event administrator has closed online registration for this event. Registration is available on Saturday morning at 8am at Northwest School. Please join us!
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09 .27 .2014
starts at 09 :00 AM
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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.
Water Stop
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
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!
Volunteer Registration
Looking to volunteer at this event? Click here to sign up!
Sub Event Cost Distance
$25.00 5km
$25.00 5km
$10.00 5km
I understand that running a road race is/could be a hazardous activity, which may cause personal injury or even death. I verify that I am medically fit and properly trained to enter and compete in this event. I agree to abide by decisions of the race officials relating to my ability to safely compete in this event. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event which are not limited to traffic, heat, humidity, conditions of roads/bridges, etc. I, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf waive/release, Karen’s Closet, Leominster Education Foundation, City of Leominster, Leominster Police, all sponsors and their representatives, event staff and volunteers, from all claims and/or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. Enter in signing this form, I agree to assume all responsibility for all risk or injury that may occur to me while traveling to, from or while running/walking and attending the listed activities. In case of a minor, this entry must be signed by parent or guardian of entrant. I have read and accept all waivers:  SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.