(Race logo design by Robert Lussier)
May 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact(s): Susan Grabski, Executive Director, Lawrence History Center, 978-686-9230
Lawrence Runners Lead the North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk
Lawrence, MA – Lawrence runners claimed top finishing positions in the open and under 18 categories at the Lawrence History Center North Canal Classic 5k road race yesterday. Overall men’s and women’s winners were Mike Dimavro in a time of 18:10.0 and Raquel Lara, in a time of 20:43.0. The under 18 division male winner was by Bryan Henriquez, age 16, in a time of 20:34.1 and under 18 female winner was Jone Perez, age 14, also of Lawrence, MA.
The Kids Canal Dash, held just prior to the start of the 5k, had boys and girls winners in two age categories: Age 6 and under winners were Carlito Veras, age 5 for the boys, and Dania De Jesus, age 6 for the girls. Yael Mercado, age 9, and Emilia Cutler, also age 9, won the boys and girls twelve and under. Winners were presented with passes to Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH.
Over 175 runners, walkers, and canal dashers came out to enjoy the event, which introduced Enel Green Power as the lead sponsor this year. “This was a great event and we are proud to be a part of raising the profile of the North Canal area and highlighting the work of the History Center,” said Randald Bartlett, Northeast Operations Manager. “The Merrimack River has played such a critical role in the history of this city and continues to be an important part of its future.”
Other sponsors included Enterprise Bank, Coco and Early Associates, Lawrence General Hospital, Mainstream Global, Bell Tower Management, Everett Mills, Canal St. Gym and Fitness Appeal, Joseph Bella and the Sidell Family.
Full results of the race can be found at Cool Running.com: