Author of Boston Marathon Book Coming to Marblehead

Paul Clerici will be at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore on 107 Pleasant St. in Marblehead to talk about his new “Boston Marathon History by the Mile” book (The History Press) on Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m.

As a former newspaper editor and current freelance writer, he has covered the Boston Marathon for nearly 30 years and have run it 23 times and will talk about many areas of the race as a runner, participant, journalist, writer, etc. The book tells the story of the race itself, the course, the towns and cities, the people, the history, etc., from an experienced runner’s viewpoint. It also includes forewords by Bobbi Gibb (the first woman ever to run Boston) and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray; chapters on each town and city on the course; historical and interesting facts, stories, tidbits, tales, landmarks, experiences; a mix of 80 vintage and runner-perspective pictures; unique and useful observations from a 23-year veteran of the race (me); and in-depth expert advise on how to run each section of the course from legendary running coach Bill Squires.

January/February Wicked Running Register!


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!
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!

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 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”:

Wicked Trivia Night

Trivia Night

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: RSVP by Tuesday, March 17th to

Kimberley Sweeney ( and Allison Rickenbach (
We hope to see you there!
~Kimberley and Allison