The 7th Annual Wicked Kids 1/2 & 1 Mile Race is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th! The Wicked Running Club is once again partnering with the Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department to host the race. The race is for ages 6-14 and kids can enter in either the 1/2 mile, 1-mile or both. Each race costs only $2.00. Kids will run on a paved loop around the Marblehead High School and finish on Piper Field behind the High School.
What makes this race so special is the fact that it features all the bells and whistles of an adult road race! Shirts to the first 75 registered participants, trophy to top male & female finishers; Medals to top 3 in each age group; ribbons to all finishers and lots of post-race refreshments.
To register your child for this fun event please click here to download the registration form and mail to:
Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department
Wicked Kidz Race
Attention: Travis Farley
10 Humphrey Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Who’s shoes took a beating this spring? Who needs some shiny new gear for summer? Who likes beer and pizza? All of the above? Great!
Join the Wicked Running Club at New England Running Company on May 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy some pizza and beer on the house as well as raffles and a 20% discount (excluding sale and electronic items). A couple of entries to the New England Running Company 10 Mile Road Race will also be given away.
Many of us ran the Back the Track 5K last fall which helped raise funds for the new Susan Red eld outdoor track. The Marblehead All-Sports Foundation has almost met its fundraising goal for track, but they still need help our to close the gap!
Join the Marblehead All-Sports Foundation at Abbot Hall this Saturday, April 11th at 7:00pm as they “Sprint to the Finish!” It’s like a post-race celebration—without the race!
We will be discussing topics such as the Miles Over the Moon and Wicked Kidz races, and how the newsletter committee will function (thank you to those who expressed interest!).
Members are welcome to attend all Board Meetings. Hope to see some of you there. Hugs and high fives!
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.