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!
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!
Michele Campbell

First Wicked GPX Series Race – Tapleyville 7 mile Classic

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The 1st Annual

Tapleyville 7 mile Classic

Sunday, April, 19, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

@ Sweet William’s Garden Center
141 Pine Street, Danvers, Ma

Pre-race packet pick up w/ numbers & shirt plus a chance to win a free pair of Brooks running shoes on Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  and Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at:
New England Running Company, Commodore Plaza, 43 Enon St., Beverly
or pick up race day from 7:30 a.m. at Sweet Williams Garden Center.

link to register online –
Proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
& Alzheimer’s Association of America

Entry Fee: $30 pre-registration; $34 race day
**** CHIP TIMING on bib number provided by North Shore Timing Company

Register Early: Short Sleeve  Technical Shirts for first 350 entrants!
(Sorry, shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed)

Awards: Overall winner male and female, and top three males & females in each category:
19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Post Race:  Refreshment and Awards

For info contact: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem  (978) 744-0915 or 


2015 Wicked Grand Prix Series

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The 2015 Wicked Grand Prix Series has been announced and there a some great races and relays in this year’s series. The Wicked Grand Prix Series is an internal club series where members compete against each other at events chosen by the Board of Directors annually. The purpose of the series is to increase member participation in the club, have fun, and provide opportunities for members to get together at races in the local area.

Below are the races and relays that make up the Grand Prix Series. For more information about the Grand Prix Series and where to sign up for each race please visit

Tapleyville 7 Mile Classic – Danvers, April 19th

Running & Walking Well 5K – Beverly, May 2nd

Trav’s Trail Race 3 Mile – Newburyport, May 17th

Twin Lobster Half Marathon – Gloucester,  June 7th

Lynn Woods Relay – Lynn, Date TBD

Derby Street Mile – Salem, August 21st

Lone Gull 10K – Gloucester, September 13th

Scot Trot 5K – Wenham, October 3rd

Wild Turkey 5 Miler – Salem, November 26th

Mill Cities Relay – Nashua, Date TBD

Wicked Races Selected in Best of 2014 NSRRG


Wicked Frosty Four, Wicked Kidz and Wicked Presents Miles Over the Moon all picked up awards in the Best of 2014 North Shore Road Race Guide!

Wicked Frosty Four

Best Post Race Party
Honorable Mention – Best Holiday Race
Honorable Mention – Best Road Race – Related Social Media

Wicked Kidz 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile
Best Kids Race

Wicked Presents Miles Over the Moon
Best Race to Volunteer At
Best Race Logo/Mascot

You can view all the winners and honorable mentions at It would be awesome to see Wicked represent at the Best of 2014 North Shore Road Race Guide Awards Night on Monday, February 23rd at Tavern in the Square. You can RSVP at

RRCA Etiquette for Runners

In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or running alone, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines. A a member club of the RRCA, Wicked is proud to support the RRCA in their goal of educating runners on being a better part of the awesome running community that we all enjoy so much. Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.

Below is the digital version of the Runners Etiquette brochure. We’ve also embeded this into our website on the right hand column so that it’s always available to view.