January/February Wicked Running Register!

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Hello Wicked!

Here is your WRR. . .sorry it’s a tad late, a designer with a broken computer is no good. BUT here it is! It’s got some great advice about trail running, effective training, nutrition and more!
Also, the Grand Prix series is listed along with a whole bunch of other upcoming races. One which we have formed a Wicked team, the Run for the Troops 5k.
This ones worth the read…get involved, have fun and keep on running!
Enjoy,
Christin Shafer
Don’t forget, submissions are welcome anytime and they can be about anything I’ll make it work! You can download as a PDF by clicking here or view it on ISSU below.

Race Director Needed!

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Greetings Wicked Nation. After years of dedicated service as the co-race directors of Miles Over the Moon, Alison Phelan and Shari Hewson have decided it is time for someone else to take the reins and run this great Wicked event. If you’ve always wanted to race direct, here is your chance. We are seeking someone to fill these metaphorically large (but in reality very small in Alison’s case) shoes.If you are new to race directing but want to give it a try don’t worry, the Board of Directors and a race committee will support you. Interested? Email me atmharvey67@gmail.com to express an interest or with any questions you might have.

Go Wicked!
Michael Harvey, President

Run for the Troops 5K

At our most recent General Membership meeting our friend Bill Pennington talked about the Run for the Troops 5K at the general membership meeting. We were all inspired to hear about this event and how it helps our military and injured soldiers. We decided to open a Wicked team and encourage you all to join the team and run for this great cause.

The club team is “Team Wicked Nation”. Let’s get a huge sea of red at this race to support a terrific cause!
There will be prizes for Fastest and largest team.

  • Teams can have both Runners and Walkers.
  • Teams of 30 or over will get a tent and team name sign.
  • Teams of 15 or over will have their team name on their shirts.

Sunday – April 12, 2015
9 am Start
Andover Town Offices
36 Bartlet Street, Andover MA

Register here and choose “Team Wicked Nation”: http://www.runforthetroops5k.com/registration.shtml

Wicked Trivia Night

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Join us for the very first Wicked Trivia Night!

Date:  Tuesday, March 24th
Time8-10pm.  We will have tables reserved for our group beginning at 7:30.
Place: The Tavern in the Square, Salem

This is a live trivia event where teams answer questions in a variety of categories and compete for prizes.  Prizes being offered by the Tavern include gift cards to the Tavern as well as several free giveaways!  No experience is necessary to play (although having a head full of useless facts certainly helps).

Unlike the Mill Cities and Lynn Woods relays, trivia teams are not based on age, pace, or gender.  Therefore you will be free to pick your own teams for this event. :-) Team size can be from 1 to 6 people.

There is no charge to play trivia; we will simply be joining the Tavern’s regularly scheduled weekly trivia night that is open to the public.  That said, we encourage you to purchase some fabulous Tavern food and drinks while you are there to help show our appreciation to the Tavern for accommodating our group.

To learn more about trivia, please visit: http://www.stumptrivia.com/about/Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 17th to

Kimberley Sweeney (kbethsweeney@aol.com) and Allison Rickenbach (arourke1@gmail.com)
We hope to see you there!
~Kimberley and Allison

March Board Meeting & General Membership Meeting

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Hello Wicked friends,
Please join us Monday, March 2 for our board and general membership meeting. Due to the weather issues and lack of parking around the North Shore, the meeting will be held at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem from 6:30 – 8:30pm (at Sophia’s, back part of Nathaniel’s Restaurant).
The board of directors meeting, which is open to the membership, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The general membership meeting will follow starting at 7:30pm. We will have a few folks talking about upcoming events at this meeting:

  • Bill Pennington will talk about his awesome race for an amazing cause, Run for the Troops. Check out this video that promotes the race and the cause it supports.
  • Allison Rickenbach will update us on our first social event of 2015: Trivia Night! Yay!
  • Kelly Pheulpin will tell us more about a charity Wiffle Ball event and how we can get a Wicked team to participate.
Of course, we will also have a Q&A and member comments are welcome!
PLEASE NOTE: The Hawthorne Hotel has been kind enough to donate space for us to use. Outside food and drink are not allowed (so no free snacks this time), but we strongly encourage you to come early for a bite in the Tavern and then to grab a beer before the meeting and join us. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel!
RAFFLE ITEM:
Don’t despair that we won’t have free snacks this time! There is something better. One lucky member who joins us for the general meeting on Mondaywill receive an awesome raffle prize: $50 Gift Certificate to New England Running Company. Woot!
Hope to see you there. Hugs and high fives!
Cheers,
Michele Campbell