Five to Thrive 5k

  • 07.29.2017 @ 09:00 AM
  • Waltham, Massachusetts
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Event Details
07 .29 .2017
starts at 09 :00 AM
ends at 12 :00 PM
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The Mission
Your participation in our 3rd Annual Road Race will provide support to our YMCA Annual Fund Campaign and YMCA Chronic Disease Programs, including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weigh in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
New and Fun Components this Year
Dash and Splash! Runners can “dash” through our 5K course, starting at the Waltham Y, and upon their return “splash” into our outdoor pool!

Our after party will be held outdoors on our field and pavilion with music, refreshments, prizes, and a Youth Obstacle Course Run!
Race Route
We will have someone on a bicycle to lead the runners/walkers through the course, as well as volunteers along the course.
• The race will start outside the gymnasium at the Waltham YMCA.
• You will run down the hill and take a RIGHT onto Lexington St.
• At the intersection, you will then take a LEFT to cross onto Lake St.
• You will follow Lake St continue over a mile to the Hobbs Brook property, where you will take a LEFT into their parking lot.
• There will be a quick loop through the Hobbs Brook parking lot, and then exit the same direction you came in, taking a RIGHT out of the property.
• You will then proceed straight back down Lake St until you get to Lexington St, at the intersection you will cross the street and take a RIGHT.
• The last turn will be a LEFT onto YMCA property, back up the hill, finishing back at the gymnasium.
First 100 participants to register receive Five to Thrive 5k shirt!
Bib Pick Up
Bib pick up will be held on race day beginning at 8 am.
Race Day Registration
Race day registration is available and will begin at 8 am on July 29.
On site parking is available, but may be limited. Please plan accordingly to allot yourself enough time before the race.
RAW Race Series and Greater Boston YMCA 5k Race Series
We are happy to announce that our Five to Thrive 5k is apart of both the Race Around Waltham (RAW) Series as well as the Greater Boston YMCA 5k Series. View the links below to see other races in the series.

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