Witch Way To The 5K

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 9:30am


The seventh annual Witch Way To The 5K Road Race will be held on Saturday This beautiful course, which begins at Ross A. Lurgio School will challenge runners and walkers alike.  The race will be professionally timed and awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group, the 3 best costumes, and some special awards. The proceeds from this race will go to support technology at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School.

8:00AM: Race day Registration
9:30am: Kids Fun Run starts
10:00am: 5K Run/Walk starts

Course Information:

5K Course:
The race will start outside the left corner of Lurgio Middle School (look for the 12' witches). There's plenty of room here for the runners as well as spectators. The runners will run clockwise around the school heading out the main entrance to Nashua Road. The runners will make a right onto Nashua Road.

The runners will need to stay on the left side of the road as they run down Nashua. This is the side facing traffic. Nashua Road will be closed to traffic during the first part of this race so there will be no oncoming traffic. But it's important to stay to the left as the returning runners will be coming back on the other side of the road.

About 3/4 of a mile down Nashua Road, make a right onto Hamilton Way. Please continue to stay on the left side of the road. Continue on Hamilton Way until the very end of the street. The first, and only water stop, is located at the end of Hamilton Way. At the end of Hamilton Way, make a right onto Jefferson Road. This is the only major hill on the course. Jefferson Road is a loop that comes back down to Hamilton. Make a left at Hamilton and head back out the way you came. Follow Hamilton Way back out to Nashua Road where you will be making a left.

Follow Nashua Road back to the Middle School where you will be making a left into the main entrance of the school. About 1/4 mile up the school entrance, you will be making a left down a small path that will take you to the track. This left will be well marked with cones and volunteers. Follow the path to the track, follow the track to the left around to the finish line.

Kids k Course:
The kids run begins will start outside the left corner of Lurgio Middle School (look for the 12' witches) and ends in front Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. The start location is the same as the 5K start. As you can see from the picture to the above, the kids will make a single lap around the school complex finishing in the top parking lot. The distance of the kids run is approximately 1/2 mile.
Each finisher will receive a special award.

There will be two waves of runners to ensure the safety of the participants.
Ages 6+ , Under 5

Click here for Course Map


Award Categories:
The top 3 overall male and female will receive awards, but they will be removed from their respective age groups to avoid giving 2 awards to the same person.
The top 3 male and female finishers in the following age group categories:
10&Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
The top 3 teams - scores will be determined by summing the top five individuals finishing places on each team.

Special Awards:
• The 3 best costumes
• The 3 best group costumes
• The Bedford School with the most participants
• Any Lurgio student who beats the principal
• The largest team

Registration Fees:
5K race before 9/30 is $20.00 (with t-shirt $30),
from 10/8 to noon 10/24 registration is $25.00 (with t-shirt $35),
after noon on 10/24 through race day registration is $30 (with t-shirt $40)
The cost of the kids run is $5.00 (with t-shirt $15).