2016 Wicked Grand Prix

The 2016 Wicked Grand Prix was announced at the Winter Banquet. Dates may vary as not all races have updated websites. Please check individual websites for full details!

Races are selected based on suggestions from Wicked members, race reviews, and where our members live and run.

April 3 – Run for the Troops 5K – Andover

May 15 – The Fast Half – Hamilton

May 22 – Trav’s Trail Run – Newburyport

June 4 – Kupenda Trail Run – Beverly

August – Derby Street Mile – Salem

August – Lynn Woods Relay – Lynn

September – Lone Gull 10K – Gloucester

October – Topsfield Fall Foliage Races (pick any race for points) – Topsfield

November – Wild Turkey 5 Miler – Salem

December – Mill Cities Relay

Coaching Deadline Extended to February 15

The Wicked Running Club is looking for a great coach for great athletes to start in late March, 2016. Please see the attached Request for Proposal.

Email juliearrison@gmail.com with any questions.

2016 WRC Coach RFP

Go Classic or Go Long with the Wicked Running Club on Saturday Mornings this Winter

We have some good news on the Saturday morning front and will be offering two runs.

Go Classic: Meet Marissa R. at Forest River Park at 8:00 a.m. for the Wicked Saturday Morning Group Run. This run has been in effect for years and we’re thrilled that Marissa and her team will be helping to keep this alive. This run is great for all paces and you can run as short or long as you’d like. No need to RSVP–just show up and run!


Go Long: Starting on Saturday, January 30, Yvette T. will be hosting a supported long run through April at the Cherry Hill Office Park. A table will be set up each week with  water, Gatorade, and gu in the main parking area from approximately 7 – 10 a.m.  This table will be unmanned and it will be up to the runners to pour their own drinks and make sure the area is kept free and clear of trash.


To keep things green, we’ll ask that runners BYOB–bring your own bottles for stocking with water and Gatorade. A few cups and a trash bag will be provided each week for emergencies.

Please RSVP to Yvette EACH WEEK you plan to join so the necessary supplies will be on-hand for runners OR so Yvette can get in touch with schedules, weather issues, and other information. Stay tuned for a facebook group which will also have these updates and RSVP capabilities.

See the map below for the route. The parking lot is the first right after you turn onto Cherry Hill Drive from Conant Street, marked this on the map with the red “x.”  The suggested route is marked the route in purple on the map.  This is not set in stone and you can feel free to modify to get the correct distance for you.  If you do the route as prescribed, one time around is over 5 miles. The route involves many “out and back” sections to avoid running on the busy surrounding streets.

All levels and paces are welcome to join.

 Cherry Hill Run Map

February Board of Directors Meeting

Go Wicked with website


The February Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday, February 1 at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem. The meeting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

All current members are welcome to attend and learn about what your board is doing to make the Wicked Running Club even better in 2016.

A full update for the year will be in the president’s speech at the Wicked Winter Banquet on February 6. Be sure to check your email for the evite and RSVP today!

Saturday Morning Group Run Co-leader Needed

Leighton needed to resign his position as the leader of the Saturday Morning Group Run–Hollywood picked up on his M. Night Shaymalan style of filming runs and are making a new blockbuster with Leighton at the helm (#lies).

We thank Leighton for his service and for reinvigorating the run. Tim Short has been helping over the past few weeks, but we would like someone else to be the co-leader. This is a great chance to volunteer for the club! You simply need to show up at Forest River Park by 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays, lead introductions and pace group dividing, and send folks on their way–or even get in a run yourself!
If you are interested in helping or have questions, please get in touch with Julie Arrison-Bishop (juliearrison@gmail.com)