Canal Diggers Road Race

Canal Diggers Road Race

September 10, 2022

Please join us as we are back in person for the 16th running of the Fallon Health Canal Diggers 5K and Kids Fun Run! We are excited to announce that this year's race will, once again, start at Polar Park! In addition to the start of the Race, the entire Kids Fun Run will take place in the Park. So, don't wait...sign up now!!!

Pre-Race ceremonies will begin at 9:25 AM at Polar Park followed by the Kid's Fun Run at 9:45 AM. The 5K will begin at 10:30 AM and end at the Hibernian Cultural Center where there will be post-race food, refreshments and live entertainment.

For those of you not interested in running in crowds, or who may be busy on Saturday September 10, we will, once again, offer a virtual run as well. Virtual runners will have from Monday September 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM until Friday September 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM to run a virtual 5K and submit your time. The winner of the Virtual 5K will be announced Saturday September 10 with the in person runners.

As you know, each year we strive to improve this all-volunteer, 100% charitable race, making it the premier 5K in the area. This year will be no different. All in person runners can expect the traditional finisher's medal, post-race food, water and beer. There will also be activities for the kids. All Virtual 5K runners will receive a medal.

The first 500 registered participants, whether virtual or in person, we will receive a long sleeve shirt.

Please join us on September 10th as we welcome you back for Worcester's most popular 5K!

5k - Online Registration Cost

$25.00 until June 1, 2022.

$30.00 from June 1, 2022 until September 1, 2022.

$35.00 from September 1 until September 7 at 12:00 PM

On-Line registration ends at 12:00 PM on Wednesday September 7, 2022.

After on-line registration ends runners may sign up at packet pick up at Sneakerama on Thursday September 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM or Friday September 9 between 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. for $40.00. Packet pick up will also occur on Race Day at Polar Park until 10:15 AM.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! All registration will close at 7:00PM on Friday September 9, 2022.

Youth 1K Registration Cost - $15.00

5k - Undergrad Rate*
*All persons using this registration MUST present a valid college ID at packet pick up

$20.00 until the end of registration at 8:00 PM on September 9, 2022.


Runner amenities
The first 500 pre-registered runners will receive a performance t-shirt. In addition, all our in person runners can expect a medal, pizza and two (2) courtesy tickets for beer for those over the age of 21. All Virtual Runners are guaranteed a medal.
Wanna run as a team? Be our guest; you'll find the option on our registration page. Minimum of (3) members, please, & awards to the top (3)! Tell yer friends....

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