A Rockin’ Good Time: 2022 Rock & Laurel Re-Cap

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Rock & Laurel 5K!

We are so grateful to the incredible sponsors, volunteers, and race participants who made this year’s Rock and Laurel 5K Trail Race a phenomenal success! Over 100 people joined us on the beautiful trail winding from the Applewild School campus through the stunning Crocker Conservation land.  It was a perfect day: bright sunshine, moderate temperatures and a very enthusiastic crowd! 

We are thrilled to announce that we raised just under $10,000 and which will be used for continuing NCLT’s conservation efforts.  

Winners in each age category were: 

  • 29 and under:  Courcelle Stark and Chauncey Beatty
  • 30– 39:  Leslie Nazar and Ben Howard (also the overall winners at the shortest time)
  • 40 – 49: Jamie Pohlman and Tom Wodejko
  • 50 to 59: Alicia McHugh and Robin Henshaw  
  • 60+: Rose Blanchette and Don Thompson 

Thank you again to all of our race sponsors: Bemis Associates: Main Street Bank; LCU; DCU; Enterprise Bank; Aubuchon Hardware; Mark Mueller, CPA; Hannaford; Dragon’s Leyr; Fitchburg State University; West Fitchburg Auto Body; Wyman’s Auto; Minglewood, LLC; Surroundings Gallery; Ron Bouchard Auto Stores; Smokestack Roasters; Salvadore Auto Group; Rota Spring Farm, LLC.; The Picone Family; Lakeview Landscape; and Applewild School.  We also want to thank the City of Fitchburg and our friends from these organizations who helped participate in the race: 

  • Central Mass Striders 
  • North Medford Running Club 
  • Friends of Wapac 

And a special thank you to Thirsty Robot Brewing for providing our finishers with a pint glass and a half-priced pour at the brewery!