We are excited to announce a new partnership taking over the Reliant Foundation 5K.

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Bancroft School, and the Reliant Foundation are coming together to present the Shore Park 5K on September 22nd. Our family-friendly event includes individual and team prizes, music, and a dog friendly environment for participants and their families. This is a chip-timed 5K run or walk race on a USATF certified course. 

The Shore Park 5K is a race presented in partnership by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Bancroft School, and the Reliant Foundation to benefit summer programming on Shore Drive.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

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Race Day: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Race Registration: 7:30 am

Race Start: 9:00 am


Shore Park, 115 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA
(Next to the Greendale Family Branch YMCA)

*Race held rain or shine!

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Entry fees are $25 until August 10th, $30.00 until August 31st, $35 from September 1st-September 21st, and $40.00 during post-registration on race day.

Entry fees for children 12 and under are $15.00.

Dog gift bags available for $10.00.

Sponsorships are Available

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The proceeds of the race will support Summer Programming on Shore Drive.

Specifically the Worcester Partnership program at Bancroft School, the YMCA’s Safety Around Water Program, and the operation of Shore Park for the community.

photo of children swimming

Safety Around Water:

Drowning poses a considerable risk for youth and adults, especially those from underserved populations. The statistics are sobering, but drowning deaths are preventable. At the Y, we believe everyone should have the chance to learn how to stay safe around water.  Safety Around Water is an independent program designed to reach children at risk of drowning and teach them basic water safety skills.

photo taken at Shore Park in Worcester

Shore Park:

For the past 12 years the YMCA of Central MA has demonstrated their commitment to Water Safety by staffing Shore Park with our own lifeguards.  Our Y works with the City of Worcester and Bancroft School to ensure that Shore Park has highly trained aquatics staff creating a safe and welcoming environment for the community.

The Worcester Partnership Program:

Bancroft School’s Worcester Partnership is a year-round academic program for designated Worcester Public School students (rising grades 1-9)  that provides  continued and supportive learning in order to ease the transition from one grade to the next. The program consists of a four-week summer component on the Bancroft campus which provides the challenge and excitement of academics in the morning, with the spirit of vigorous camp activities in the afternoon. In addition, there are 10 to 12 weeks of Saturday classes during the school year.