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Worcester Fitness 5K for Planting the Seed Foundation

A Road Race to Benefit Worcester’s Children

In August of 2013, Worcester Fitness held the inaugural Worcester Fitness 5K, which donated all of the net proceeds to Worcester’s 100% volunteer Planting the Seed Foundation.

It was an amazing event and resulted in a donation to Planting the Seed Foundation from the members of Worcester Fitness Nation of nearly $6,000!

This year, we are anticipating an even bigger race day!

Join us on Thursday evening August 14 at Worcester Fitness for our second annual Worcester Fitness 5K! We need your support to make this event as special as last year. Please take a moment to register for the race or even make a small donation.

Joining Worcester Fitness is Worcester’s legendary Beechwood Hotel and Ceres Bistro. Beechwood Hotel has generously agreed to become the races Presenting Sponsor and has made a significant donation to Planting the Seed Foundation.

“Beechwood Hotel is thrilled to begin our new relationship with Worcester Fitness and Planting the Seed Foundation,” said Beechwood Hotel General Manager Mario Cuevas, “We see this as the beginning of an extremely valuable and important partnership.”

Beechwood Hotel

Ceres Bistro

Planting the Seed Foundation is the official non-profit organization of Worcester Fitness Nation!

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I want to support Planting the Seed Foundation! MAKE A DONATION

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 6:30 PM EDT

440 Grove Street Worcester Massachusetts 01605

Race Course – Worcester Fitness Certified 5K course around Indian Lake, Worcester, MA

• Official WF5K Tech T-Race Shirt (pre-registered participants only)

• Live Music by Worcester’s own, “How Bizzare”

• Awards

• Children’s Events

• Water Station

• Free Downloads of Race Photography

• Post Race Summer Cookout!



Here’s your weekly workout, Stingrays!

This lesson will take place in mid-deep water (3-4 feet)

  1. Swimmers should begin by practicing their bobs for the width of the mid-deep. Remind swimmers to blow bubbles out of their mouths (like blowing out candles on a birthday cake) and out of their noses (try humming under water.)
  2. Swimmers should place their noodles under their arms and practice flutter kicking on their fronts.
  3. Next, swimmers should hold their noodles out in front of them. Swimmers can begin releasing the noodle with one hand at a time while they practice flutter kicking on their fronts.
  4. Swimmers should makes spoons (not forks) out of their hands and practice scooping the water with their arms while flutter kicking on their fronts with the noodle. Release the noodle one hand at a time and practice simultaneously blowing bubbles.
  5. Put the noodles up on the wall. Swimmers can practice front crawl with their heads out of the water.
  6. Repeat and encourage swimmers to try putting their faces in the water, and breathing while their ears rest on their shoulders.
  7. Repeat with swimmers holding onto the wall with one hand, and pushing off with both feet into streamline position on their fronts. When swimmers break the surface, they should begin their arm strokes.
  8. Swimmers should use the noodles to practice flutter kicking on their backs (wet hair completely.)
  9. Swimmers should hold onto the wall with both hands, and push off with both feet into streamline position on their backs.
  10. Swimmers should add arm strokes, remembering, “thumb comes out, pinky goes in.”
  11. Swimmers will tread water for a full minute, keeping their heads dry. Use “spoon hands” and “bicycle legs” to stay vertical in the water.

*Swimmers who pass Stingray are ready to try a workout in the deep end (with proper supervision, of course)!