Virtual Canal Diggers 5K

September 12, 2020

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Historic 5K Course

The Canal Diggers 5K Road Race is one of Central Massachusetts' top races, benefiting the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation 501(c)(3), affectionately known as the "Irish Club."

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2020 Race Update

Please use the following to share your results: Results Link

After much deliberation, the Committee for the Canal Diggers 5K has made the decision to go virtual for our 2020 race.

We feel that this is the most responsible decision at this time with the uncertainty of the Covid-19 phases.

We are a Fallon Canal Diggers 5K Health and Wellness event. We are encouraging participants to run a 5k, walk a 5k, do something you love for 30 minutes, hike, dance, skateboard, bounce on a trampoline, the skies the limit!

We value all our supporters over the past years, giving back to the community. We hope you will continue to support this event as it is our 14 year giving back to the city of Worcester and the Canal District.

We will purchase $2,500.00 worth of gift certificates from the Canal Business’ & those on the race route who have sponsored in the past, a big THANK YOU. These will be our prizes for all our fun categories.

Check out our prize categories below!

We are giving a discount price for the event to all healthcare workers, those that were essential workers and first responders again a huge THANK YOU during the pandemic. Use "ThankYou" when you sign up.

We are keeping the price of the event to $25.00 all summer!

With the price of the event includes a long sleeve awesome tech T to the first 350 registrants, along with a special virtual CD5K buff!

We will continue to update you follow us on Twitter & Facebook!

We look forward to this year’s event and your dedication to the Canal Diggers 5K

Stay Well,

Your Canal Diggers Committee

Kids Count Too!

A 1K "out and back" race to down Green Street, escorted by the Worcester Police department, allows kids to get in on the fun!

This year, we want you to get up and move around, dance party, walk, take a hike or a bike ride with family. Share your activity with us!


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Family Friendly Entertainment: post your fun after parties!

Our claim to fame is our much loved after party. Share with us your fun at home.

We would love to see some dancing to music, pizza, beer, water, face painting, and other ways your keeping busy during this unusual time!