Lisa Kaplan Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run

  • 05.19.2018 @ 09:00 AM
  • Northborough, Massachusetts
Event Closed
Online registration is now closed. You can still register Saturday morning, starting at 7:30 am. See you then!
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About This Event
On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, the Lisa Kaplan 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ Fun Run will be held in memory of Lisa Kaplan. Lisa was a beloved teacher, friend, colleague, and community member who passed away in November 2015 shortly after being diagnosed with a rare cancer. A Westborough native and a passionate teacher of Spanish in Northborough for twelve years, Lisa touched the lives of hundreds of students with her enthusiasm, energy and joy for her craft. This race honors Lisa and celebrates her love for running.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Lisa Kaplan Memorial Fund.
This fund supports the 15-40 Connection, a Westborough, MA based non-profit whose mission is to improve cancer survival rates by teaching people how to detect cancer early.
Race Amenities
Live music along the route
A dj spinning tunes at the start and finish
Snacks, fruit and water at the finish
Stuff-sack backpacks for early registrants
Awards in 6 age divisions
Plenty of parking
Good vibes to spare
Course Information
The 5K race starts at 9:00 AM, and the Kids' Fun Run will start at 8:30am. Both will start just behind Melican Middle School. 

Along the 5K course, there will be music, water, photography, students, friends, family and fun signs. Free photos can be downloaded from the RaceWire website after the race. At the end of the race, water, fruit and snacks will be provided. 

The 5K course will be USATF Certified and Chip Timed by RaceWire.

The Kids' Fun run will be a lap around the field just behind Melican Middle School (approx. 1/3 mile). 
Registration Information
7:30-8:45: Packet pick-up & Race Day Registration 
8:30: Kids' Fun Run 
9:00: 5K Run/Walk 

Online registration:

Pre-registration can either be done online (preferred) or by a mail-in-registration form (on the back).
Pre-registration for the 5K is $25; children 14 and under $15 and $5 for the Kids' Fun Run.

Race day registration for the 5K is $30.00; children 14 and under $20.00 and $5 for the Kids' Fun Run.
Cash and checks will be accepted. Credit cards will NOT be accepted race day. 

Runners registered prior to May 6th are guaranteed a long sleeve race shirt.

Please make any checks payable to the Lisa Kaplan Memorial Fund. Mail-in-registrations can be sent to:
Lisa Kaplan Memorial Fund 
145 Lincoln Street 
Northborough, MA 01532 
Attn: Becky Jones, Race Liaison

Kids' Fun Run
The Kids' Fun Run, for kids 10 and under, will start at 8:30 in the field behind Melican Middle School. Participants will wear numbered bibs, run 1 lap around the marked field (approx. 1/3 mile) and receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.
5k Divisions Awards (male/female)
Under 14

*Awards will be given to the overall winner for each division
Donations and Shirts
Can be made online or checks can be made out to the Lisa Kaplan Memorial Fund, and mailed to:
Lisa Kaplan Memorial Fund
145 Lincoln Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Attn: Becky Jones, Race Liaison

If you are not running but would like a race shirt, you can order one online or contact the race director at:
Course Maps
Sub Event Cost Distance
$25.00 5km
$15.00 5km
$5.00 0.5km
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I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. You agree to indemnify and hold each of the event organizers and sponsors, coordinating groups and any individuals associated with the event, their representatives and assigns, the Town of Northborough, local and state agencies and volunteers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of this event. Race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of managements control such as weather, natural disasters or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the above parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event. 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.