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Join our team, be a part of the race!

As we enter into our 4th event year of LKSR we would like to increase the amount of community members on our planning committee. If you love the race and its mission to inspire the engineers, artists, and visionaries of the future, we’d love to have you join our team!

We are actively seeking people who would like to lend their ideas and creativity to the following departments, but we are also interested in hearing what you would like to bring to the table.

Full descriptions of each department can be found in the link.
Contact us at lowellkinetic@gmail.com

– Marketing
– Fundraising
– Grant Writing
– Corporate Partnership
– Volunteer Coordination
– Teams Coordination
– Social Media
– Awards Creation

Ayer Lofts gallery is proud to host: The Kinetic Sculpture Race…Gallery Event

Ayer Lofts gallery is proud to host

The Kinetic Sculpture Race…Gallery Event

Celebrating the third annual Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

 Opening  Celebration September 6th 6-9PM

The Gallery Event will be up till September 22

Open Sat./Sun. 12-4pm

This year’s race will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

More info. www.lowellkinetic.com

The Gallery Event will give insights into its: machines, people, and purpose.

On the morning of September 22, teams will line up on one side of Market Street for spectators, officials and the random bystander to get a close look at the marvelous engineering prowess of the sculptures about to race. The start will be a Lemans style start (pilots will be across the street from their sculptures wait for the sound of the start then run to their sculptures, get in and start pedaling) and will make its way through the city to the mud pit then will continue on to the Lowell Heritage State Park and Beach to plunge into the waters of the Merrimack River. Once out of the water they will race back to the finish line on Market Street.

Kinetic Sculpture Race is an organization whose mission is to host and produce an annual kinetic sculpture race within the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Kinetic sculptures are all-terrain, human-powered, art sculptures made from repurposed materials and engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand.

COBBLESTONES is where the Afterparty is at!!!

LKSR2018 doesn’t end at the finish line! Immediately following the dramatic finish, ALL of the Kinetic Sculptures will travel directly to COBBLESTONES of Lowell where we will be hosting the Official LKSR Afterparty, Award Ceremony, and the NEW Gallery of the Machines! Grab an outdoor bite and a beverage from Wachusett Brewing Company while you mingle with the machines and teams, or step inside for COBBLESTONES’ full menu of incredible hand cut steaks, burgers, local seafood and dozens of locally crafted beers.

Fundraiser set for Saturday, June 30th at UnchARTed (4-8pm)

We have almost met our goal to  be able to keep the LKSR free for all but we still need a bit more. So we are having our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at UnchARTed this coming Saturday, June 30th, 4-8pm.

There are some great items on the block including the opportunity to be a pilot on ‘Lobster Roll’ at this year’s race. Lobster Roll is the sculpture created and used by LKSR veterans (Jay Hungate, Nick Anastasia, Jay Diengott, Carl Henderson and Michael Roundy) to participate in the 50th Kinetic Grand Championship, the original race!

Other items include gift baskets, artwork, and a whole lot more. Come on down to help support our craziness.

LKSR Newsletter: See What You Made Possible!

Race day video, the Rogers STEM Academy, City of Lights Parade shenanigans, and more!

THANKS TO YOU

On September 23rd, 2017, Lowell experienced the 2nd annual Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race. It was a glorious day filled with 14 crazy sculptures traversing the city’s streets, battling a mud pit, and navigating the Merrimack River while spreading smiles through-out. An estimated 5000 people enjoyed this free, family-friendly event that included the wild race, along with games for kids and families, live bands, food trucks, and a fantastic opening ceremony, all held at three different locations throughout the city. This STEAM-(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)-oriented event also provided both kids and adults the opportunity to see these amazingly engineered sculptures overcome several challenges within the race through design, perseverance, collaboration, and teamwork.
See the LKSR 2017 Photo Gallery!

It’s here! See the incredible recap of LKSR2017, produced by Soumita Acharya & LTC Lowell

LKSR Receives Second Consecutive City Commendation

Prior to the October 10th City Council meeting, Mayor Kennedy recognized the organizers of three recent events in the City of Lowell. The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, the India Heritage Fest, and Lowell Day of Service were all very different events but each featured tremendous examples of community involvement and civic engagement. [Photo: James Ostis]

PRESS FOR LKSR 2017

 

LKSR Teams Up with the Rogers STEM Academy in Lowell

On December 13th, LKSR will present our first donation to the Rogers STEM AcademyThey are the masterminds behind the Cheeseburger in Paradise. This kinetic sculpture was created during an IDEA Camp in the summer months by 8 students who entered the 6th grade this fall. The team took home the highly-coveted “Golden Dinosaur Award” and had a fun and educational day!

LKSR wins City Manager’s Community Organization Award at the Lowell City of Lights Parade
Team LKSR resurrected and revamped several of this year’s machines for our second year in Lowell City of Lights parade. Couldn’t make it to the parade? Here are a few shots!

Photo Creds: Jennifer Myers & Meg Harrah

Preparations Begin for LKSR 2018

The 2018 Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, and there are many ways to get involved!

Interested in joining a team or building a machine?

Interested in volunteering for LKSR 2018?

Interested in partnering with LKSR 2018?

The 2018 Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will be held on Saturday, September 22nd. We are seeking partners to help make this community event an annual success. Our partnership package has many opportunities to promote your business or organization, from partnering on specific items to having an award named after your business or your business’s location printed on our maps. We will also be high-lighting partners on our website, social media, in advertising through local and regional newspapers, in email blasts to spectators and racers as well as promotional materials that will blanket the New England area. Though the partnership package offers a variety of opportunities and benefits, we can also tailor a package to better fit your budget. If you have any questions, please call Bianca Mauro at (617) 872-6449. You can send your partnership commitment form and check to the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, 61 Market Street, Unit 1C, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852, or fax the reponse form to (978) 459-4595. Partnership commitments should be returned by June 30, 2018.

As the original founder Hobart Brown stated, we are showing, ‘Adults having fun so that kids will want to grow older’. Help us continue show New England.

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2017 Cheeseburger in Paradise – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Cheeseburger in Paradise,
created during an IDEA Camp by the STEM Academy at the Rogers School in Lowell, MA!

2017 Inconsteamable – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Inconsteamable,
from somewhere in the woods of New Hampshire!

2017 Quack Attack – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Quack Attack,
hailing from Chelmsford, MA!

2017 UnKARTed – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of UnKARTed,
from UnchARTed Gallery & Studios in Lowell, MA!