Lawrence Runners Lead the North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk!


 (Race logo design by Robert Lussier)

May 18, 2015


Contact(s): Susan Grabski, Executive Director, Lawrence History Center, 978-686-9230

Lawrence Runners Lead the North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk

Lawrence, MA – Lawrence runners claimed top finishing positions in the open and under 18 categories at the Lawrence History Center North Canal Classic 5k road race yesterday. Overall men’s and women’s winners were Mike Dimavro in a time of 18:10.0 and Raquel Lara, in a time of 20:43.0. The under 18 division male winner was by Bryan Henriquez, age 16, in a time of 20:34.1 and under 18 female winner was Jone Perez, age 14, also of Lawrence, MA.

The Kids Canal Dash, held just prior to the start of the 5k, had boys and girls winners in two age categories: Age 6 and under winners were Carlito Veras, age 5 for the boys, and Dania De Jesus, age 6 for the girls. Yael Mercado, age 9, and Emilia Cutler, also age 9, won the boys and girls twelve and under. Winners were presented with passes to Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH.

Over 175 runners, walkers, and canal dashers came out to enjoy the event, which introduced Enel Green Power as the lead sponsor this year. “This was a great event and we are proud to be a part of raising the profile of the North Canal area and highlighting the work of the History Center,” 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.”

Other sponsors included Enterprise Bank, Coco and Early Associates, Lawrence General Hospital, Mainstream Global, Bell Tower Management, Everett Mills, Canal St. Gym and Fitness Appeal, Joseph Bella and the Sidell Family.

Full results of the race can be found at Cool

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Posted by Lawrence History Center on Monday, May 18, 2015

lhc_logo.gif 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.jpg 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.


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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.