August 2018
GWL Greenway 5K on Sunday, August 12 - Register Today! 
Who's ready for a 5K? Th e fifth annual GWL Greenway 5K Walk/Run is on Sunday, August 12, 2018. 

Register online here ! Online registration closes on Friday, August 10th at noon, so 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. Only the first 100 registered are guaranteed a free t-shirt, so don't wait!

The 3.1 mile course begins at Manchester Street Park in Lawrence, follows the Spicket River Greenway, and ends at Ferrous Park. Participants can find ample, free parking at 75 Manchester Street. Trolley rides will be available back to the starting line. You can also leave your car in the parking lot near the finish line at 50 Island Street and make your way over to the starting line. Check out 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 support of Groundwork and our shared mission of promoting health and wellness for children and families. Thank you to The Professional Center for Child Development and Lawrence General Hospital for their support.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week
It's official - National and Massachusetts Farmers Market Week is August 5 - 11. So, it's the best time to visit the Lawrence and Methuen Farmers Markets! Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm you can find delectable fruits and vegetables, freshly caught fish, crafts from local artisans, musical performances, and so much more.
 

As if that's not enough, you can earn more SNAP dollars with the  Healthy Incentives Program! Spend SNAP dollars on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at our farmers markets,  Farmer Dave's CSA, and other participating retailers and the amount of your purchase will instantly be added back to your EBT card. Depending on household size, you can earn up to $40 (1-2), $60 (3-5), or $80 (6+ people) per month! Spend your earned benefits anywhere that accepts SNAP. 
 
The Lawrence and Methuen Farmers Markets are generously supported in part by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, the City of Lawrence, the City of Methuen, Methuen Village, and Rumbo.
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