GWL Greenway 5K on Sunday, August 13!

Who's ready for a 5K? This Sunday, August 13, join us for the fourth annual GWL Greenway 5K Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run. 

Online registrations close on Friday, August 11 at noon. Make sure you, your team, your friends, and your family are all registered online by then! If you'd prefer to register day-of, there will be onsite registration on Sunday!
 
The 3.1 mile course begins at Manchester Street Park, follows the Spicket River Greenway, and ends at Ferrous Park. Trolley rides are available back to the starting line. You can see the course on our website

Sunday's schedule:
Registration 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Kids Fun Run 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
5K Run/Walk  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Greenway 5K promotes health and active living for all people of all ages and abilities. Explore the Spicket River Greenway, whether it's by walking, jogging, running, skipping, gallivanting, promenading, grooving, or just having fun! 

The New Balance Foundation is the lead sponsor for the GWL Greenway 5K as part of their leadership support of Groundwork and our shared mission of promoting health and wellness for children and families. We'd also like to thank Lawrence General Hospital and MedExpress for their support.  
Celebrate Massachusetts Farmers' Market Week!

Come celebrate Massachusetts Farmers' Market Week at the Lawrence and Methuen Farmers Markets. On each market day we will have a variety of activities like face painting, pop up shopping tours, taste tests, and traditional Mexican dancing, as well as the assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, crafts, and other local products you've come to expect at market!

In recognition of the positive contributions of Massachusetts' farmers' markets to agriculture and public health, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 6 - 12,  2017  "Massachusetts Farmers' Market Week." The weeklong event coincides with the 18 th  National Farmers' Market Week as the United States Department of Agriculture celebrates the nation's farmers' markets.

This year's celebration is extra special with the Healthy Incentives Program . When you spend SNAP dollars on  farm -fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers   markets  (and other participating retailers), you have the amount of your purchase instantly added back to your EBT card! Dependent on household size you can earn back: $40 (1-2), $60 (3-5), or $80 (6+ people) per month! Spend your earned benefits anywhere that accepts SNAP. 

Farmers Markets managed by Groundwork  Lawrence are generously  supported in part by Harvard Pilgrim  Healthcare Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, the City of Lawrence, the City of Methuen, Methuen VIllage, and Rumbo.

Check out our Calendar for upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities.