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

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 phase we will be in come September.

With this we are looking to be a Fallon Canal Diggers 5K Health and Wellness event. We will be 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 and are looking to give 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, to be give back to you as a big THANK YOU.

Wait till you see all the prize categories we come up with!

We are giving a discount price for the event to all healthcare workers and first responders as a huge THANK YOU during the pandemic. Please email us for the code.

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

With the price of the event we will be giving long sleeve T’s to the first 500 registrants, along with a special virtual CD5K buff & your event bib!

We will continue to update you with more information. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and soon Instagram!

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

Stay Well,

Your Canal Diggers Committee

Kids Course

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


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Family Friendly Entertainment

Our claim to fame is our much loved after party. You can expect live music, pizza, beer, water, free face painting, and other treats!