Take the Lake 5K (16th Annual)
OOPS - SORRY - This page is for the 2015 event! If you are looking to register for the 2016 Take the Lake - Please go here!
June 28, 2015, 8:30 AM (Cycles at 8:00)
Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, MA
Take the Lake is a 5K fundraising Run and Walk around Wakefield's scenic Lake Quannapowitt. We pride ourselves on hosting an event which satisfies serious runners and casual walkers and runners alike. Two years ago, we added a 25 Mile bike ride option into our event. Please consider joining our third class of riders! (*Ride: Cyclists take a different, 25 mile route, and this is a ride, not a race).
Our goal is to raise money and awareness for the New England Community for Cancer Survivorship. In 15 years we have now raised almost $250,000 for cancer related charities.
Please join us for our family friendly - walker friendly - runner friendly and rider friendly event as we celebrate survivorship!
The Take the Lake 5K is a charity run and walk around Wakefield's beautiful Lake Quannapowitt. (Our bicycling component goes on a slightly different route). Since the founding of the race sixteen years ago, over 6,000 local walkers and runners have participated in the event and we have raised $245,000 for two cancer related charities (The American Cancer Society and The New England Community for Cancer Survivorship). We hope you can join us for our 16th annual event on June 28th, 2015! Year after year, runners and walkers, family and friends, children and grandparents have universally enjoyed this event.
We are inviting groups to participate as teams. Form a team with your co-workers or friends, or in honor of a loved one affected by cancer. The number of team members is unlimited and your team shirts, hats etc. are only limited to your imagination. Build a little team spirit with your friends or co-workers at Take the Lake 5K. And now, with the online team registration and fundraising system we are using - you can make it easy for team members and friends to sponsor and support you - or to register as a member of your team.
Chip timed run
Un-timed (separate course)
The New England Community for Cancer Survivorship (NECCS) is a nonprofit cancer-inclusive community comprised of survivors, caregivers, friends, professionals, and cancer-specific organizations. Contributions to NECCS are used to advocate for cancer survivors and caregivers by raising awareness of issues specific to cancer survivors, advocating for legislative and public policy changes and initiatives that enhance the well-being of cancer survivors, raising awareness about resources, programs and services that are available and building a strong survivorship community.
The New England Community for Cancer Survivorship is proud to partner with the leaders, participants, sponsors and contributors of Take the Lake. Working together, we send the message that there is life, hope, and the opportunity to pursue happiness beyond the diagnosis of cancer.
June 28 7:00 AM EDT - Registration Table Opens
June 28 8:00 AM EDT - Cyclists Start
June 28 8:30 AM EDT - Runners Start
June 28 8:35 AM EDT - Walkers Start