September 7, 2024

We are working on our 2024 registration link, come back soon! 

We are working on our benificiaries for 2024

Historic 5K Course

We are excited to bring the start back to the Hibernian Club as well as finishing at the Hibernian Club.

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

We are proud to say we have donated over $36,000 in the past 7 years to local charities.


We are excited to welcome back our presenting sponsor: MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM HEALTH PLAN

World Class sponsors: 

National Class sponsors: 

Mile Marker sponsors: 

Jogger: 

We will add our sponsors as they join our CD5K family, if you are interested please don't hesitate to reach out.


2024 Race 


The Committee is excited to announce a  5k event. We will be in the Canal District, with live music, drinks, and food after the race. 

 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 17th year giving back to the city of Worcester and the Canal District. 

The price of the event,  includes a long sleeve tee, pizza, 2 beverage tickets & Dock 10.

T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 600 registrants.

We will continue to update you: follow us on Instagram & 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!

The kid's race will be an up-and-down route on Temple Street.  The kid's race will start promptly at 9:45 am. When complete, please enjoy pizza & face painting.

If your virtual, 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! 



Family Friendly Entertainment: post your fun after parties!

Our claim to fame is our much loved after party. We will still have the live event.

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!