Join the 16th Annual Take the Lake 5K


The 16th Annual Take the Lake 5K will be Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 8:30 AM at 100 Quannapowitt Parkway, Wakefield, MA.

Take the Lake welcomes runners, walkers and now cyclists in to a fun and uplifting event established to support cancer survivorship.

Please join us for our 16th annual event the last Sunday in June, 2015!


Register as an individual runner, walker or cyclist or create or join a Take the Lake team:

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About Take the Lake 5K

Take the Lake is a 5K (3.1 mile) fundraising Run and Walk around Wakefield’s scenic Lake Quannapowitt. We pride ourselves on hosting an event which satisfies serious runners and casual walkers and runners alike. Last year, we added a 25 Mile bike ride option into our event. Please consider joining our second class of riders! (*Ride: Cyclists take a different, 25 mile route, and this is a ride, not a race).

Our goal is to raise money and awareness for the New England Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. In 14 years we have now raised over $201,000 for cancer related charities.

Since 2011, we have partnered with the New England Communiity for Cancer Survivorship and have provided all proceeds to that organization to help them in their pursuit of programs, policies and support for everyone affected by Cancer.

Please join us for our family friendly – walker friendly – runner friendly and rider friendly event as we celebrate survivorship!

Participate as a Team!

We are inviting groups to participate as teams. Form a team with your co-workers or friends, or in honor of a loved one affected by cancer. The number of team members is unlimited and your team shirts, hats etc. are only limited to your imagination. Build a little team spirit with your friends or co-workers at Take the Lake 5K. And now, with the online team registration and fundraising system we are using – you can make it easy for team members and friends to sponsor and support you – or to register as a member of your team.

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The fundraising success of Take the Lake 5K is made possible by the generosity of over 20 local and national businesses.  Please thanks these organizations with your business.

Our Primary sponsors include: A Cut Above, Adesa, Belmont Springs, FNA Transmission, The Gem Group, JA Packaging, MetroRock, and The Savings Bank,

Highlights of our 2014 Event

What a great event.  Our appreciation goes out to the 1200+ runners, walkers, bikes and to the 38 teams who joined us and a special thanks to the 20+ local sponsors who made the event possible !

You will find the 2014 runner results here (Walkers and bikes were not timed).

Contact Information

For more information about participating in or sponsoring Take the Lake 5K, check out our Facebook page or contact us by email or phone (781 640 4920).