Salem Road Races


Bridge & Back 10K set for August 3 at 8am

2014 Map bridge and back 10k

Bridge and Back 10K  Sunday, August 3: Race Director Doug Bollen

 You can pick up your bib this Friday at the Tavern in the Square in Salem from 2:00pm-6:00pm or on Saturday 10:00am -6:00pm at New England Running Company in Beverly. Or race day beginning at 6:30am at the Tavern .

For information email Doug Bollen at

New England Running Company 10 Mile Race Results and Pictures


Thank you to the Volunteers, runners and New England Running Company for a great race this past Sunday.

We look forward to our second annual race in 2015.  The next race in the New England Running Company – Brooks series is the Miles over the Moon hosted by the Wicked Running Club. on Friday night July 11 at 8pm.

Thank you


Here are links to results and pictures:

Bridge & Back 10K set for August 3.

Bridge and Back 10K  Sunday, August 3: Race Director Doug Bollen

For information email Doug Bollen at


2014 New England Running Company Race Series registration info

Here are the links for the next 3 races in the New England Running Company – Brooks Race series:
New England Running Company 10 Mile Road Race  Sunday, June 22
Race Directors  Doug Bollen, TR Ramsdell
Race Directors  Shari Hewson, Alison Phelan
Bridge and Back 10K  Sunday, August 3: Race Director Doug Bollen

The Best of 2013

We proudly present the winners and honorable mentions for The Best of North Shore Road Race Guide 2013. This list of races from around the North Shore represents the best in our sport. On behalf of the North Shore Road Race Guide, we would like to congratulate everyone associated with each of these races.

Race of the Year - Green Stride Newburyport Half Marathon

Best Race Shirts - North Shore Cancer Run

Honorable Mention - Wicked Frosty Four

Best Holiday Race - Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

Best Race Course - Ring Around the Neck

Honorable Mention - Lone Gull 10K

Best Mile Race - High street Mile

Honorable Mention - Derby Street Mile

Best Half Marathon - Green Stride Newburyport Half Marathon

Honorable Mention - Tache Realty Wicked Half marathon

Best Trail Race - Stone Tower 5K/15K

Honorable Mention - Trav’s Trail

Toughest Race - Cape Ann 25K

Honorable Mention - Nahant 30K

Best Post party - Lone Gull 10K

Best Theme - Festivus 5k

Honorable Mention - Devil’s Chase

Best 5K - Patrick Downey 5K

Honorable Mention - Flag Day 5K

Best 5 Mile Race - Apple Harvest Run

Best 10K Run - Lone Gull 10K

Honorable Mention - Bridge & Back 10K

Best 10 Mile Race - Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler

Best Weekly Run - Danvers 5K

Best Race Series - YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Series

Best First Year Race - Bridge & Back 10K

Best Kids Race - Wicked Kidz ½ Mile & 1 Mile Race

Honorable Mention - Fall Frolic Fun Run

Beach to Beach 5K is next Race in New England Running Company race series

 link to Brooks Road Road race series 2014! (1) application

2014 Brooks North Shore Road Race Series. Brooks Sporting Company and New England Running Company are hosting a new road race series for 2014. There will be 8 racing events offered, and finishers of all 8 races will receive a Brooks Running jacket. Those who complete 7 of the 8 will receive a Brooks technical shirt. The eight races include: Jan 1 Wicked Frosty Four Salem May 10 Beach to Beach 5k… Marblehead June 22 New England Running Company 10 Miler Beverly July 11 Wicked Presents Miles Over the Moon Salem August 3 Bridge & Back 10K Salem/Beverly September 14 Lone Gull 10K Gloucester October 5 Fall Frolic 5k Beverly November 27 Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race Salem There is no fee to participate in the series (aside from registration fees) forms can be picked at New England Running Company of contact Doug Bollen at to have a registration form emailed to you. All races support non-profit agencies and charities, so your hard work will not only be rewarded, but will benefit community programs on the North Shore. Link to application for series: Brooks Road Road race series 2014!

Link to Race #2 Beach to Beach

Vote for Best Races of 2013

The Best of North Shore Road Race 2013 nomination period has officially started! Once again the NSRRG team would like honor those races that went above and beyond and made a difference in our sport during 2013.

Nominate your favorite race(s) at The nomination period will run from today through Sunday, December 29, 2013. The winning races will be announced on Friday, January 3, 2014. We will also be announcing an Awards Night that will night place in late January.

7th Annual Frosty Four set for January 1, 2014

A New Year’s Tradition

4 mile Road Race, January 1, 2014 at 10 am

Front Street, Salem, MA

Come join us for the Seventh Annual Wicked Frosty Four Miler (Rain, Snow, Nor’easter, Blizzard, or Shine)

Registration: Download and mail in the paper registration form or visit to register online.

Location: Registration is at the Tavern in the Square from 8:30 – 9:45 AM. Race starts on Front Street.

Parking: Public parking lots available as well as on street parking

Course: Very flat and fast wheeled measured 4 mile course

Entry Fee: $22 for entries received by December 21st, $25 thereafter

Information: Contact or

Portion of proceeds to fund the Wicked Frosty Four Scholarship for area High School student athletes

Awards: Trophies for overall winners Male and Female. Age group medals for top 3 male and females: Youth (19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-49), Senior Masters (50-59), (60-69), (70 and over).  Results to be posted on and

T-Shirts: Technical shirts for the first 400 registered runners (Sizes not guaranteed)

Packet Pick Up: Tuesday, December 31, 10am to 4pm at New England Running Company, Beverly


Facebook:  Become a Fan of Wicked Frosty Four on Facebook!

Sponsors: Tavern in the Square, North Shore Medical Center

The 1st race in the new New England Running Company 2014 Race Series will be the Wicked Frosty Four! The New England Running Company 2014 Race Series will feature some of the best road races from the North Shore and will have spectacular views of the coastline. For more information or to receive the NERC Race Series form please send an email to


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Festivus 5k set for December 15

Festivus 5K – 2013 Online Registration
Event Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013, Event Time: 10 am
Online registration ends: 12/13/2013 at 12 A.M., EST

This is a Festivus-themed 5k holiday race through historic Salem, MA.

Costumes are encouraged!

The course will feature parts of the city that have not been used by other races in Salem.

The fee for the race is $25/runner, which includes a post-race party at

Finz Seafood & Grill.

Shirts will be given to the first 400 runners.

1st Male and 1st Female Overall will receive a Festivus pole trophy.

Awards given to Top three Finishers in each category; Male & Female, Youth

(19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-49), Senior Masters (50-59),

(60-69), (70 and over).

Best Costume Awards: Male & Female.

All net proceeds will be donated to The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.

Additional donations are appreciated

Race will be professionally timed by North Shore Timing Company using the MyLaps Bibtag System


Thank you!-10th Annual Wild Turkey Run!






A Wild Turkey Thank You!

This year, three records were broken at the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning – we had a record number of registered runners, the winner shattered the course record, and it was the coldest race in our 10-year history!

Over 1900 runners, volunteers and spectators braved the cold winds and took over the streets of Salem to start their holiday participating in the 10th Annual Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run.

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, thank you to each and every one of our 1899 registered runners. Your generosity and support of this annual event benefits our youth programs, and for that we are truly thankful.

This year’s Wild Turkey Run was our biggest race yet, and remains the largest race on the North Shore. We added an additional 100 registrations this year over last, and 1600 additional runners since our inception in 2004, thanks to hundreds of participants who make this race part of their holiday tradition.

Some interesting statistics from this year’s Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run:

  • For the 7th year in a row, women runners outnumbered men, 59% to 41%.
  • Runner ages ranged from 7 years old to 81 years old!
  • We had 21 runners who ran all 10 Wild Turkey Runs!
  • A record-setting winning time of 24:55 was turned in by first place finisher Russell Brown, who recently moved from Eugene, Oregon to New York City and was in Salem visiting his grandmother and decided to run the Wild Turkey Run.
  • The female winner was Christine O’Donnell Hagan, originally from Salem now living in Burlington, Vermont, won for the 4thtime in 10 years in a time of 31:27.
  • Competitors joined us from across the country, representing the states of Alabama, West Virginia, California, Virginia, Connecticut, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington.

This great event could not be possible without the support of our community sponsors. Major sponsors include: New England Running Company, Brooks Sports Co., Ernst & Young, Butterworth & O’Toole Inc., Footprint Power Salem Station, B&S Fitness, Dunkin Donuts and Perry & Perry Attorneys at Law.

Additional race sponsors and donors include:, ToomeySports, McDonough Family, North Shore Road Race Guide, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Clarke Brothers Fuel, Boston Herald, Salem Moose Family Center, State Representative John Keenan, Beverly Cooperative Bank, Herzog, Aesthetic Family Dental Care, Kaloutas Painting, John J. Walsh Insurance, East Boston Savings Bank, Wire 4 Hire,, Salem Trolley, Dr. Pat Curtin, Danversport Yacht Club, Atlantic Ambulance, Rooter-Man and

Special gratitude to the many volunteers who donated their Thanksgiving morning to help at the race: Tom O’Shea, Mary Manning, Kevin Powers, Ellen Talkowsky, Tim Short, Beth O’Grady, Melissa, Lucas and Ilene Simons, Ed Zielinski, Sandy George, Jay Hanahan, Natalie and Eric Thelen, Matt Carr, Joseph Gaillet, Meghan Murtagh, Amy Walsh,  Kathy O’Donnell, Ben Hartley, Tom St. Pierre, Lisa Cammarata, Andy Sousa, Marina Moriarty, TR Ramsdell, Kerry and Natalie Phelan, Paul Cranney, Dave Drillis, and Mike Toomey. Special thanks to the cheering group from the Willows neighborhood, and to Gif Campbell for the great photographs he took at the race!

Thank you 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 and embrace this holiday event.

For those of you inspired to sign up for the 2014 New England Running Company –Brooks Road Race series, see or email for a form. Sign up soon so you can join us for the first race of 2014 on New Year’s Day: The Frosty Four!

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

Doug Bollen

Wild Turkey Race Director

Chief of Operations

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem

 link to video of race –

More pictures will be posted

any questions, please email

Link for pictures