Stride for Healthy Communities 5k Run/Walk

DATE: August 12, 2020


Location: Lake Quannapowitt, 1 Church Street, Wakefield, MA

Start Time: 6PM

Description: Join us for a midweek summertime 5k run or walk after work around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. Post race BBQ dinner sponsored by Fuddruckers, lawn games, entertainment, community vendors and more. Proceeds to benefit community health services such as CPR training in the community, nutritional programs and education, screenings, and other initiatives to keep our communities healthy.

Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: 
Pre-reg packet pickup: Tuesday 4pm-7pm at Marathon Sports in Melrose.
Race day reg/check in will open on Wednesday at 4:30pm at race site.

Fees: $25 in advance | $30 day of event | Kids 15 & under: $15

Course:  Flat and fast 5k around the Lake

Swag: First 150 pre-registered participants will receive a custom tech t-shirt

Awards: 1st M/F Overall and 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F in the following age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 -69, 70+
Top 3 fastest Running Teams
(No Double Dipping)

Running Team Challenge: For the first time, we are introducing the Running Team Challenge which offers all participating teams a chance to win team prizes including $500 cash to the 1st place team.
Rally your teammates & mark your team calendar for this challenge. Designed to build team spirit, facilitate bonding and generate some friendly competition among teams, the Team Challenge invites clubs to come together and compete to win some terrific prizes including $500 cash to the first place team. Here’s how it works… Teams must enter a minimum of 5 or more members with a minimum of 2 females to qualify as an official team. Team members will race as individuals (this is not a relay competition), will receive their overall time and are eligible for age group awards. A Team Time will be calculated for each team based on the cumulative time of the team’s 5 fastest times (3 male + 2 female). The top three fastest teams will take home some great prizes, with the first place team taking home $500 cash for their team.

Post Race Festivities: Fuddruckers will be sponsoring your post race meal. You will choose your food selection during pre-registration. A slew of local and corporate vendors will be on site and of course our DJ will be keeping us entertained throughout the course of the event.

Couch to 5K Program: MelroseWakefield Healthcare is offering a free Couch-to-5K® Beginners Running Program to help participants prepare for the Stride for Healthy Communities 5K Run or Walk. Get training plans and coaching from experience runners and support from teammates. The group meets June 10–August 14 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6–6:45 p.m. at Pine Banks Park in Melrose. To sign up, register for the Stride for Healthy Communities and enter “Couch-to-5K” in the coupon code. All participants will be contacted before the first session with more details.

Beneficiary: 100% proceeds will be allocated to Melrose Wakefield Healthcare

Weather: This event will take place rain or shine. There will be no refunds.

Event ContactHigh5EM | 978-594-7050 |