August Board of Directors Meeting

The August Board of Directors meeting will take place at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA on August 1, 2016. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome to join and learn about what’s up with Wicked!

Wicked Kidz Updates

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The Wicked Kidz race is ON for Saturday, July 30 at Salem Common. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. The 1/2 mile race takes off at 9:00 a.m. and the 1-mile race at 9:15 a.m.

Tee-shirts will be available to the first 75 entrants.

Age groups awards will be available and every runner will get a finisher ribbon.

We’ve got a great group of volunteers, but we can use a few more. Please email Marissa at roo76@att.net if you’d like to sign up.

Ice cream will be provide by Goodie’s in downtown Danvers. Please stop by for a scoop and say thanks for sponsoring! Other sponsors include Ben Franklin Tees and Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services.

Please note: there will NOT be porta potties at the race. Please plan bathroom needs accordingly! The closest public restrooms are at the Museum Place Mall on Essex Street and at the National Park Service Derby Wharf location.

 

Wicked Grand Prix Series Change

We originally had the Topsfield Fall Foliage Races listed in the series. We knew it usually happened in October, but didnt know the date. Well, it turns out that the date conflicts with Wicked’s own North Shore Cancer Run (NSCR). Our runners will now be able to volunteer or run the North Shore Cancer Run and be a part of this important race.
The new race selection for October is the Rowley Poker Run 5K taking place on October 1. This was in the series last year but race organizers are promising a new course–therefore a new experience for our runners! TR and Don searched high and low for a replacement that fit our club standards and the Poker Run seemed to be the best option in October.
If you have questions, contact TR at mopartr@comcast.net.

Derby Street Mile scheduled for Friday, August 26

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The 12th Annual Derby Street Mile is back with the Salem Parks and Recreation Department and scheduled for Friday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. Timing will be done by North Shore Timing. The competitive race goes off at 7:00 and the family/fun race goes off at 7:15. All have a chance to run their fastest mile on the streets of Salem!

Don’t forget! This race is part of the Wicked Grand Prix series!

A paper form is here., but the easiest way to register is to click here: http://www.northshoretimingonline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=1343
Registration is $15 and shirts go to the first 100 runners. If families want to join the fun, there is a $40 family fee cap.
An award ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m. at Derby Wharf. Post-race there will be music, refreshments, and a water stop thanks to North Shore Cross Fit.
Not up for running a quick and zippy mile? We’d love a few good volunteers! Please plan on about 6:00-8:00 for a volunteer shift depending on what you are assigned. Email juliearrison@gmail.com if you can commit to helping out that night. Duties will include the start line water station, course marshals on Derby Street, and handing out medals to kids at the family/fun run portion of the evening.
We look forward to seeing many Wicked friendly faces on August 26! All proceeds will benefit improvements to many of Salem’s wonderful park and recreation programs.

UPDATE: New MOTM route in effect for Friday’s race

The 2016 MOTM course has some new twists and turns for you to enjoy! While we’ll all miss the thrill of running through downtown, you’ll relish the sunset in the Salem Willows on Friday night.
 
Helpful volunteers will be on the course directing your way. We wish you a great race evening!
 
AND–online registration might be closed, but you can come sign up with us at the Salem Knights of Columbus on race day!
 
Summary:
– Begin on Pleasant street, take loop around OUTSIDE of Salem Common
– Wrap around, left on Briggs Street by the KoC and take a right at the end onto Webb Street.
– Webb Street to end, take a left on Derby, follow that to Fort to Columbus. Do not go down to Winter Island and do not take Fort to the willows.
– Left on Bayview to Restaurant row, wrap back around to Memorial and Szetela
– Back to Webb Street. Do not go down bike path. Take a right onto Webb and take back to Webster.
– Wrap around on Pleasant street, past the start, then go back to the Salem Common. The final loop takes place INSIDE the common clockwise.
 
Worth remembering:
– The new course takes two loops around Salem Common:
– One at the start. This loop stays on the paved road OUTSIDE the common (i.e., around Washington Square)
– One at the end. This loop goes clockwise around the INSIDE of the common
– You will stay on paved roads until the end where it ends in the Common.