The 2024 Canal Diggers Road Race

  • 09.07.2024 @ 10:30 AM
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
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Please join us for the 18th running of The Mass General Brigham Health Plan Canal Diggers 5K and Kids Fun Run! We will once again begin and finish the race at Fiddler's Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester.

Pre-Race ceremonies will begin at 9:25 AM 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, live entertainment and Harpoon Beer for those over the age of 21.

For those of you not interested in running in crowds, or who may be busy on Saturday September 9, we will, once again, offer a virtual run as well. Virtual runners will have from Monday September 2, 2024 at 9:00 AM until Friday September 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM to run a virtual 5K and submit your time. The winner of the Virtual 5K will be announced Saturday September 7 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 post-race food, water and, of course, Harpoon beer. There will also be activities for the kids.

The first 600 registered participants, whether virtual or in person, we will receive a long sleeve shirt.

Please join us on September 7th as we welcome you back for Worcester's most popular 5K!
5k - Online Registration Cost

$25.00 until June 15, 2024.

$30.00 from June 15, 2024 until September 1, 2024.

$35.00 from September 1 until September 4, 2024 at 12:00 PM

On-Line registration ends at 12:00 PM on Wednesday September 4, 2024.

After on-line registration ends runners may sign up at packet pick up at Sneakerama on Thursday September 5, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM or Friday September 6, 2024 at Fiddler's Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester, between 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. for $40.00.

Packet pick up will also occur on Race Day at 19 Temple Street, Worcester until 10:15 AM.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! All registration will close at 6:30 PM on Friday September 6, 2024.

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 6:30 PM on September 6, 2024.

Runner amenities
The first 600 pre-registered runners will receive a performance t-shirt. In addition, all our in person runners can expect water, 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....
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
I, the undersigned participant (and my parent or guardian if I am younger than 18 years of age), intending to be legally bound, do hereby forever release and waive any and all rights, claims, and actions for damages that we, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns may have, or that may hereafter accrue against any and all persons, organizations, and other entities associated with the event, including but not limited to the Mass Brigham General Health Plan, Worcester Hibernian Cultural Foundation, Inc., Fiddlers Green Pub of Worcester, Inc., Harpoon Brewery, race volunteers, and individual race organizers, arising out of or in connection with my involvement before, during, or after the Canal Diggers 5K Road Race. I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and I assume the risks involved in this activity. I further attest that I will be mindful of traffic along the race course, and hold said sponsors and organizers blameless in any harm that may happen. I also give my permission for the free use of my name and/or pictures in telecasts, broadcasts, newspapers, posters, advertising, etc. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, strollers, roller skates, or blades, and animals are not allowed in the race and I abide by this guideline. I also understand that the entry fees are non refundable. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.