2016 Race Results

2016 Race Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 7th annual Great Futures 5k! We had a beautiful day and a lot of fun with all of you.

The race results are listed on the RaceWire website, and you can see them by clicking here. Congratulations to Brandon Beckford for being the overall winner of the event!

Our second annual Corporate Cup was a success as well, with a congratulations to the Health Alliance team for winning the Cup for the second year in a row!

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You can see pictures from the event by clicking here. Thanks again for supporting great futures, and we hope to see you next year!



2015 Race Results

2015 Race Results

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in our 2015 Great Futures 5K!

Click the below link to see the results from this years race.

2015 Race Results

Congratulations to all our Corporate Cup Teams that competed.

HealthAlliance Hospital is the first team to win the Corporate Cup division.

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Below is the placement for all the Corporate Cup teams that participated in 2015:

  1. HealthAlliance Hospital
  2. Enterprise Bank
  3. Leominster Credit Union
  4. Workers’ Credit Union
  5. ICU Strong
  6. ICU at the Finish Line
  7. DCU
  8. Medical Associates Pediatrics
  9. Fidelity Bank
  10. Dunkin Donuts
  11. MedStar
  12. TD Bank



Sponsor the 5K

Sponsor the 5K

The Great Futures 5K will celebrate its 6th running in 2015. Our race is quickly becoming one of the best attended road races in North Central Mass region with all proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster,

Great Futures 5K is a community event that attracts all types of runners and walkers of all ages each spring. Entrants throughout the central mass region and beyond come to the BGCFL to participate in our 5K that is a celebration of health and fitness and “Great Futures”.

Your sponsorship helps get kids off to a “Great Future” and may help

  • Drive Sales
  • Connect With Customers
  • Create More Visibility of your product or service
  • Stand Out From Your Competition
  • Enhance Your Business Reputation

Will  you help support “Great Futures”?  We serve over 600 families annually with nationally acclaimed life saving programs such as “Passport to Manhood”, “Smart Girls”, and “Smart Leaders”.

Elite Level
Choose from:

  • Elite Primary Tee Shirt Sponsor (logo on back of tees given to all event participants)
  • Elite Finish Line Sponsor (logo on sign at finish line)
  • Elite Health Fair Sponsor (logo on sign at Health Fair area)
  • Elite Registration Area Sponsor (logo on sign at event day registration area)
  • Elite Start Line Sponsor (logo on sign at start line)

This sponsorship includes:

  • Logo at designated  location based on sponsor option
  • Company sponsorship in pre-event Press Release and at the Race Day
  • Logo on the Great Futures 5K website, with a link to Sponsor’s website
  • Logo prominently displayed on our event day Sponsor Board

Major Level
Choose from:

  • Champion Blue Hoodies Sponsor
  • Trophy & Medals Sponsor
  • Athletes Post Race Food & Water Stop

This sponsorship includes:

  • Company sponsorship announced in pre-event Press Release and at the Race Day
  • Logo on the Great Futures 5K website, with a link to Sponsor’s website
  • Logo displayed on our event day Sponsor Board

T-Shirt Level

  • Your company logo displayed on our race T-Shirt
  • Three hundred plus T-Shirts and water bottles are given to everyone participating in the event
  • Sponsor logo on the Great Futures 5K website, with a link to Sponsor’s website

Water Bottle Level

  • Your company logo printed on over 200 water bottles handed out at the Race
  • Sponsor logo on the Great Futures 5K website, with a link to Sponsor’s website

Questions about Sponsorship

If you have any questions regarding our sponsorship please contact:

Patty Fields

Resource Development Director

978-534-8358 ext. 17


Or fill out the form below and a 5K Committee member will reply back promptly.  Thank you for your interest!

Tips to get in shape for a 5K

There are a lot of great health benefits to walking or running a 5K.

Signing up for our 5K will give you the motivation to get active.

It’s a fun event that you can do on your own or with friends and family.

According to Active.com these are some of the benefits to Running:

Improve Your Health
Believe it or not, running is actually a great way to increase your overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.

Prevent Disease
For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It can also help reduce the risk of having a stroke. Many doctors today recommend running for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, and it is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, your chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced.

Lose Weight
Running is one of the best forms of exercise for losing or maintaining a consistent weight. You will find that it is a leading way to burn off extra calories and that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing.

Boost Your Confidence
Not all of the benefits of running are physical. Running can provide an noticeable boost to your confidence and self-esteem. By setting and achieving goals, you can help give yourself a greater sense of empowerment that will leave you feeling much happier.

Relieve Stress
Stress can actually cause a number of health and mood problems. It can also diminish appetite and sleep quality. When you run, you force your body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce your chances of developing tension headaches.

Eliminate Depression
When you are depressed, the last thing you likely want to do is to get up and go for a run. Yet you will find that after only a few minutes of running, your brain will start to secrete hormones that naturally improve your mood. In fact, there are few things in the world that can better or more rapidly treat depression than exercise such as running.

Learn about the Couch to 5K program on Coolrunning.com