April 8, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact(s): Susan Grabski, Executive Director, Lawrence History Center, 978-686-9230
Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) to be the lead sponsor of the Lawrence History Center 2nd Annual North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk on May 17, 2015
Lawrence, MA – On May 17th The Lawrence History Center will host its 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk in the North Canal District of Lawrence to raise awareness of the history of the community, and to promote fitness and economic and cultural development in the City of Lawrence.
This year, leading renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America has signed on as the event’s lead sponsor.
“The race route takes runners past both the North and South Canals, as well as the Great Stone Dam which were constructed by the Essex Company beginning in 1845. EGP- NA, as the present day successors of the Essex Company, are a fitting lead sponsor and partner for our community event,” said LHC director Susan Grabski.
“We are thrilled to be supporting an organization that fulfills such an important mission for the City of Lawrence,” 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.”
Last year’s race attracted over 170 participants. Race organizers anticipate that number to increase to 300 this year.
The event will be held at 9:00 am on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Parking and morning registration will be held at the Everett Mill, 15 Union Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts and Start/Finish line will be at the intersection of Canal and Union Streets.
For registration, route, and information about all race sponsors please visit:
An Open House will be held at the Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex Street, Lawrence immediately following the race.
|The Lawrence History Center was founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives by German immigrant Eartha Dengler. The organization’s mission is to collect, preserve, share, and interpret the history and heritage of Lawrence, Massachusetts and its people. The archive is located at 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts in the former Essex Company complex – a site built in 1883 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|Enel Green Power (EGP) operates in North America through Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), which owns and operates over 90 plants in 21 U.S. States and two Canadian provinces with a total installed capacity of over 2,000 MW. Such a capacity base is diversified across four generation technologies, namely wind, geothermal, solar and hydro. Headquartered in Andover, MA, EGP-NA currently owns and operates four hydroelectric power plants throughout the state of Massachusetts with a total installed capacity of 38 MW, including the 14.3 MW Lawrence Hydroelectric Project.|