Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. As a leading advocate for youth, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster is committed to ensuring that every child has access to a safe place after school and during the summer where they can build the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to put them on the path to a Great Future.
The Great Futures 5K is our “Signature Event”, the only annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. This year, we celebrate the 11th annual event. . Our race is becoming one of the best attended road races in the North Central Mass region with all proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. Rather than cancel the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the race is going Virtual!
Great Futures 5K is a community event that attracts all levels of runners and walkers and of all ages. Entrants throughout the Central Mass region and beyond can come here to participate in our Virtual 5K. It is a celebration of health and fitness. “Great Futures Start Here”.
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Once you complete your run or walk, tell us! Let us know how you did on this site and post it to your social media.
Your support is what our youth need to succeed. We never take a single approach to help kids succeed. It takes caring mentors, such as our trained Club staff. It takes a safe place, like our Clubs that are consistently there for the kids they serve. It takes innovative, quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and in the future workforce and to lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes to ensure all kids have a chance to have a great future.
The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster needs you. Without your support our youth would be left on their own during critical out-of-school time hours. With your help we can champion opportunities for our youth, preparing them to be the problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders who shape our world. Your support provides opportunity for us to grow and nurture our members through our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) focused programming, Athletics, Staff training, maintaining a healthy and functional facility, and so much more!