News & Events

Lily Black to play LKSR Afterparty!

Have you heard the news???
Lily Black, Boston’s premier punk/pop indie dance band, is playing The Official Kinetic Race Afterparty/Awards & Gallery of Machines @ COBBLESTONES of Lowell!

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!

2017 Maker Power – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Maker Power,
hailing from Lowell, MA!

2017 Pastryarchy – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Pastryarchy,
hailing from Somerville, MA!

2017 Lowell Tide – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Lowell Tide,
hailing from Lowell, MA!

2017 Ice Cream Floats – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Ice Cream Floats,
by team Action Nerds of Dracut, MA!

2017 The Black Jack – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of The Black Jack,
piloted by The Skeleton Crew, hailing from Lowell, MA!

2017 UML RiverHawks – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of RiverHawks! This team is made up of Art Student Union members, an art club at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell (UML)
and two alumnus of the Engineering Department at UML.

2017 Mousetrap – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of Mousetrap,
piloted by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell!

2017 The Wurst – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of The Wurst, created in the lab
of the Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Maryland (just outside of Baltimore)!

2017 Iconic Flying Fish – machine gallery

Check out these shots from LKSR2017 of the Iconic Flying Fish,
by Jay Hungate of Western Ave Studios in Lowell!

2017 Finish (and Course Shots) Gallery

Check out LKSR2017 Finish (and Course Shots) Photos here!

2017 Water Obstacle Gallery

Check out LKSR2017 Water Obstacle Photos here!

2017 Mud Obstacle Gallery

Check out LKSR2017 Mud Obstacle Photos here!

2017 Pre-Race, Opening Ceremonies & Start Gallery

Check out LKSR2017 Pre-Race, Opening Ceremonies & Start Photos here!