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Best of the North Shore 2014

BEST OF NSRRG

Best of NSRRG 2014Many thanks to everyone who voted in the Best of 2014 North Shore Road Race Guide. 380 members of the running community took part in voting this year which is amazing. We are planning an awards night so that we can honor all of the excellent North Shore races and the people behind them. More on that coming soon!

Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions. Take a look at how all the races did by viewing the Best of 2014 NSRRG Voting Results.

Best Race Shirt: Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run (Salem)
Honorable Mention: Green Stride Half Marathon

Race of the Year: Lone Gull 10K
Honorable Mention: Festivus 5K

Best Holiday Race: Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run (Salem)
Honorable Mention: Wicked Frosty Four

Best Race Course: Lone Gull 10K
Honorable Mention: Flag Day 5K

Best First Year Race: New England Running Company 10 Mile Classic
Honorable Mention: Back the Track / Earth Rock Run

Best One Mile Race: Derby Street Mile
Honorable Mention: High Street Mile

Best 5K: Festivus 5K
Honorable Mention: Flag Day 5K

Best 5 Mile Race: Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run (Salem)
Honorable Mention: Backshore 5 Mile

Best 10K Race: Lone Gull 10K
Honorable Mention: Bridge & Back 10K

Best 10 Mile Race: New England Running Company 10 Mile Classic
Honorable Mention: Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler

Best Half Marathon: Tache Realty Wicked Half Marathon
Honorable Mention: Green Stride Half Marathon

Best Kids Race: Wicked Kidz 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile
Honorable Mention: Fall Frolic Kids Run

Best Cross Country/Trail Race: Gabe’s Run
Honorable Mention: Stone Tower 15K

Best Race Theme: Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler
Honorable Mention: Festivus 5K

Toughest Race: Around Cape Ann 25K
Honorable Mention: Nahant 30K

Best Post Race Party: Wicked Frosty Four
Honorable Mention: Green Stride Half Marathon

Best Weekly Race: Danvers 5K
Honorable Mention: Lynn Woods Summer Series

Best Race Series: New England Running Company Road Race Series
Honorable Mention: North Shore YMCA Race Series

Best Race to Volunteer At: Wicked Presents Miles Over the Moon
Honorable Mention: Flag Day 5K

Best Road Race – Related Social Media: Festivus 5K
Honorable Mention: Wicked Frosty Four

Best Race Logo/Mascot: Wicked Presents Miles Over the Moon
Honorable Mention: Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler

The Tapleyville 7 mile Classic set for April 19

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 –     http://www.northshoretimingonline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=239
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 

Email: dougbollen12@yahoo.com

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2015 New England Running Company – Brooks Road Race series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooks 2015 North Shore Road Race Series
Brooks Sports Company and New England Running Company (NERC) are hosting a race series for 2015. There will be eight racing events offered,
and finishers of all 8 races will receive a high quality Brooks running apparel item, to be announced soon. Those who can only complete 7 of the
8 races will receive a Brooks technical shirt. The Brooks Race Series gives runners a chance to experience a variety of races on the North Shore in
Salem, Beverly, Gloucester and Peabody. All races support local non-profit agencies and charities, so your hard work will not only be rewarded, but
will help benefit community programs on the North Shore. The 2015 race series includes:
1) Thursday, January 1: Frosty Four New Year’s Day Race, Salem, 10 a.m., 4 miles: A relatively flat course, some rolling hills. In
partnership with the Wicked Running Club; a portion of proceeds will support youth scholarships.
2) Sunday, April 19: The Danvers 7.1 classic Danvers, Ma 8:00 a.m. 7.1 miles: New course which incorporates part of weekly D5K
and the new trail. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and the Alzheimer Disease Foundation
3) Sunday, June 21: New England Running Company 10 Miler, Beverly, 7:30 a.m., 10 miles: This new race starts at Lynch Park and
follows scenic Route 127. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and the Alzheimer Disease Foundation.
4) Friday, July 10: 5th Annual Miles Over the Moon, Salem, 8 p.m., 4 miles: A relatively flat course through the historic district of
Salem. This event is hosted by the Wicked Running Club, with a portion of the proceeds donated to local high school track programs.
5) Sunday, August 2, Bridge & Back 10K, Salem, 8 a.m., 6.2 miles: This race kicks off Heritage Week in Salem, and starts and finishes
at The Tavern in the Square in Salem. The race crosses the Salem/Beverly Bridge, through Beverly and returns back over the bridge
to Salem. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
6) Sunday, September 13: Lone Gull 10K, Gloucester, 9 a.m., 6.2 miles: A Beautiful, fast 10K course with slight rolling hills along the
backshore of Gloucester and Eastern Point. A “must run” race, Lone Gull was the winner of The North Shore Road Race Guide Best
Race Course and Best 10K Race in 2012. Proceeds go to the Beverly School for the Deaf.
7) Sunday, October 4: The Fall Frolic 5k, Beverly, 9:30 a.m., 3.1 miles: This flat, fast race starts at Lynch Park and follows a paved
route through Beverly neighborhood (Beverly Homecoming route). A great family run with proceeds to the five (5) Beverly
Elementary Schools.
8) Thursday, November 26: Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run, Salem, 8 a.m., 5 miles: This Thanksgiving Day event follows a fairly flat course
along a scenic, waterfront route. Voted Best Holiday race by the North Shore Road Race Guide. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls
Club of Greater Salem.
There is no fee to participate in the 2015 Race Series (aside from the race registration fees). Races may be subject to change.
Just fill out this application and return it by 1/1/15 to be eligible for a shirt (finish 7 races) or a jacket (finish all 8)!
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YES! Please enter me into the Brooks 2015 Road Race Series: (races may be subject to change).
Unisex Sizes (Circle One): XS, S M, L, XL (Shirt for finishing 7 races; jacket if you finish all 8. One item per finisher)
Name:________________________________________________ Age (as of 1/1/15):______ Circle One: Female
Email____________________________________Address:____________________
City:_________ State:__ Zip:__
Return by 1/1/15 to: dougbollen12@yahoo.com or Doug Bollen, Boys & Girls Clubs, c/o 2015 Brooks Race Series, PO Box 24,
Salem, MA 01970

Wild Turkey Thank you!

 

A Big Wild Turkey Thank You!

 

On a snow blanketed Thanksgiving morning in Salem, over 1700 runners, volunteers and spectators took to the streets of Salem to start their holiday by participating in the 11th Annual Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

 

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, thank you to all of our sponsors and runners. Your generosity and support of this annual event benefits programs for our Club members, and for that we are truly thankful.

 

The Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run remains the largest race on the North Shore, and has firmly taken its place as a traditional Thanksgiving event in the City of Salem.

 

Some interesting statistics from this year’s Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run: For the 8th year in a row, women runners outnumbered men, 60% to 40%.  Runner ages ranged from 7 to 75 years old, and 21 runners have participated all eleven years of its existence!  The winning time of 25:30 was turned in by the first place finisher, Jordon Williams, from Australia and Villanova University.  The female winner was Kylynn McKinley from Marblehead, in a time of 31:26. Competitors joined us from across the country, representing the states of Alabama, West Virginia, California, Virginia, Connecticut, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington.

 

This great event could not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Major sponsors include: New England Running Company, Brooks Sports Co., Ernst & Young, Butterworth & O’Toole Inc., Dunkin Donuts, the Woolfenden Family Fund and Perry & Perry Attorneys at Law.

 

Additional race sponsors and donors include: www.salemroadraces.com, The McDonough Family, North Shore Road Race Guide, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Clarke Brothers Fuel, Boston Herald, Salem Moose Family Center, Beverly Bank, Kaloutas Painting, John J. Walsh Insurance, East Boston Savings Bank, Serafini, Darling & Correnti, KW-Paul Herrick Group Realtors, Honest Tea, St. Jeans Credit Union, LeClair Dental, Body & Soul Massage, Dr. Pat Curtin, Danversport Yacht Club, Atlantic Ambulance, Rooter-Man and StephenOGrady.com.

 

Special gratitude to the many volunteers who donated their Thanksgiving morning to help out at the race and on the course: Tom O’Shea, Ellen Talkowsky, Beth O’Grady, Mara Mendelsohn, Melissa and Ilene Simons, Debbie Everett, Laura Knight, Valerie Lajoie, Amy Walsh, Pat Chasse, Natalie and Erik Thelen, Grace Duran, Elvis Alvarez, Mark Deluca, Dawn Cobak, Ann Burk, Katherine Campbell, Shannon O’Donnell, Peter Raymond, Lisa DiBella, Adam Fitch, Sue Keezer, Donna Deschenes, Peter Bartholomew, Ed Zielinski, Meghan Murtagh, Ben Hartley, Adam Finch, Melissa Barker,  Tom St. Pierre,  Lisa Cammarata, TR Ramsdell, Kerry and Natalie Phelan, Dave Gilbert, Sandy George, Patsy Emberley, Paul Cranney, Dave Drillis and the great cheering group from the Willows. Special Thanks to Gif Campbell for the great photography of the race!

 

Special thanks to the Salem Police who did a great job of controlling the traffic during the race to keep the runners safe, and to the many Salem residents along the route who cheered our runners on.

 

For those of you inspired to sign up for the 2015 New England Running Company/Brooks Road Race Series, see salemroadraces.com or email dougbollen12@yahoo.com soon so you can join us for the first race of 2015 on New Year’s Day: The Frosty Four.

Again, thank you to everyone for making this a great Thanksgiving Day event!

 

Doug Bollen

Wild Turkey Race Director

Chief of Operations

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem

Wild Turkey results and pictures

Thanks you to sponsors, runners and volunteers to for making the 11 annual Wild Turkey Run another great success!!


Here’s the link for the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run pictures: 
http://tinyurl.com/kljgzjl

Results are on racewire.com and coolrunning.com

more pictures on facebook at Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run page

Run The TRIAD

 

Race the TRIAD
The three Thanksgiving Holiday races have merged together to offer a Thanksgiving TRIAD race series! Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run, Gabes Run and Back The Track 5k Nov 27,28 and 29.
Runners who complete all three charity races will receive a special TRIAD medal!Once you complete the 3rd race in the series (Back the Track 5k), bring your race bibs from each race to a table at the post race area and you will receive a special medal for running all three races!! This promises to be a three great days of running!!use these links to sign up for each race.

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4261

Gabes Run http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gabes-run-2014-tickets-2036070943?ref=ebtnebregn

Back The Track 5k http://marbleheadallsports.com/track/back-track-5k/

 

 

11th Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run set for Thanksgiving morning

         

Time to sign up for the 11th Wild Turkey run held on Thanksgiving morning. Long sleeve Brooks Tech shirts to first 1500 to sign up.

Link to register online for 2014 Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run
https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4261

 

Pre-race packet pick up w/ numbers & shirt plus a chance to win a free pair of Brooks running shoes on November 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. –7 p.m. at: New England Running Company, Commodore Plaza, 43 Enon St., Beverly or pick up race day from 7 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the Salem Common, Salem

2014 Wild Turkey Application  link

Devil’s Chase 6.66 coming on October 25

online registration link –  http://racewire.com/live_results.php?id=2707

 

Miles for Smiles 5K

Miles for Smiles 5k set for November 8, at 8:30 am in Swampscott

You can now register at Racewire.com! 

All the proceeds are going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salem & Lynn!

https://racewire.com/event.php?id=2491

11th Annual Wild Turkey set for November 27

2014 Wild Turkey Application

Time to sign up for the 11th Wild Turkey run held on Thanksgiving morning. Long sleeve Brooks Tech shirts to first 1500 to sign up.

Link to register online for 2014 Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run


https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4261

Pre-race packet pick up w/ numbers & shirt plus a chance to win a free pair of Brooks running shoes on November 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. –7 p.m. at: New England Running Company, Commodore Plaza, 43 Enon St., Beverly or pick up race day from 7 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the Salem Common, Salem