Salem Road Races


Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run sets records!

Another Successful Wild Turkey Run!

On an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving morning in Salem, nearly 2000 runners, volunteers and spectators took to the streets of Salem to start their holiday participating in the 12th Annual Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run!

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, thank you to our participants for joining us in our 12th annual Run. 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 the largest in its’ 12 year history and remains the largest race on the North Shore. We have added over 1900 additional runners since our inception in 2004! With this continued climb, this event has firmly taken its place beside other traditions such as High School Football, turkey and pumpkin pie.

Some interesting statistics from this year’s Wild Turkey 5-Mile Run: For the 9th year in a row, women runners outnumbered men, 61% to 39%.  Runner ages ranged from 8 years old to 75 years old! A winning time of 25:59 was turned in by the first place finisher, Caleb Evanter from Dorchester. The female winner was Kylynn McKinley from Marblehead, who won for the second straight year in a time of  31:20. 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, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah 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., Dunkin Donuts, Herrick Lutts Realty Partners and Perry & Perry Attorneys at Law. Additional race sponsors and donors include: DeIulis Brothers Construction,  Café Graziani,  McDonough Family, North Shore Road Race Guide, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Clarke Brothers Fuel, Boston Herald, Salem Moose Family Center, Kaloutas Painting,  EBSCO,  A&A Services, John J. Walsh Insurance, East Boston Savings Bank,, Serafini, Darling & Correnti, Dr. Pat Curtin, Cataldo Ambulance and
Special gratitude to the many volunteers who donated their Thanksgiving morning to help at the race: Tom O’Shea, Beth O’Grady, Beth Zois, Laura Knight, Amy Walsh, Natalie and Erik Thelen, Grace Duran, Mario Fagone, Patty Carter, Ed Zielinski, Natalie and Eric Thelen, Meghan Murtagh, Don Gallucci, Lauren Gable, Ben Hartley, Tom St. Pierre, Lisa Cammarata, Leighton O’Connor, Jason Cararro, Sandy Dalton, TR Ramsdell, Alison,  Kerry  and Natalie Phelan, Dave Gilbert, James Forina, Sandy George, Paul Cranney, John Landry, and  the great cheering group from the Willows neighborhood.
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 2016 New England Running Company –Brooks Road Race series, see or email soon so you can join us for the first race of 2016 on New Year’s Day: The Frosty Four.
Again, thank you everyone for making this a great Thanksgiving event!


Doug Bollen

Wild Turkey Race Director

Chief of Operations

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem


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12th Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run November 26, 2015


The 12 Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will be held on Thanksgiving morning November 26, beginning at 8:00am.  The race was voted Best Holiday race three straight years, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Long sleeve Tech shirts go to the first 1500 runners entered.  Last year’s shirt was voted Best race shirt by North Shore Road Race guide.

Link to register online is

Miles for Smiles 5k September 12




The 2nd Annual Miles for Smiles 5k to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and Lynn.  Great fast scenic course on the water in Swampscott.

Link to register is

Great awards and Prizes!!

Tech shirts to first 150 registrations

Bridge & Back 10K wrap up



 Bridge & Back 10K to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club- Thank You!

On a beautiful Sunday morning in early August, Heritage Days in Salem was kicked off by over 400 runners, volunteers and spectators who took to the streets of Salem and Beverly for the 3rd Annual Bridge & Back 10K run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

The Bridge & Back 10K race gives a nod to the original Heritage 10K road race, which kicked off Heritage Week in Salem for about 35 years before ending in the 1990’s.

On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, thank you to all the runners who participated in our event, which spanned the cities of Salem and Beverly. It is the only race to use the Sgt. James Anthony Ayube II Bypass road and traverse over the challenging Salem/Beverly Bridge in both directions.

This community event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, including lead sponsors Tavern in the Square, New England Running Company and Sam Adams. Additional sponsors include North Shore Road Race Guide, Boston Herald, East Boston Savings Bank, The Stephen M. O’Grady Foundation, Danversport Yacht Club, Footprint Power and Analogic.

We are grateful to the many volunteers who donated their morning to help out at this community event, including: TR Ramsdell, Beth O’Grady, Mara Mendlesohn, Robin McGuire, Joe Armstrong, Lisa Dibella, Katie Canizaro, Don Gallucci, Marissa Rodriques, Amy and Brendon Walsh, Grace Duran, Elvis Perez, Deb Kumar, Tracy Collins, Ed Zielinski, Andy Sousa, Alison Phelan,  Marvin Baez, Luke McClain, Jack Jimenez, Danny Lukande, Kieshawn Jacobs, Anthony Pena, Kevin Logi, Jose Romero, Emi Perez, Jordan Ortiz, Brandon Oyarvide, Bryan Pena, Tajarah Vassell, Kane Fobella, Klaus Llanaj, Jenssy Romero, Korben Vizcaino, Saulo Santa,  Alex Sanchez, Andre Daley, Ricky Arias, Bryan Martinez, Marc Gomez,  and Yafell Maldonado.

A huge thank you to the Salem and Beverly Police for keeping our runners safe and controlling traffic during the race, and the Salem and Beverly residents who cheered along and encouraged our runners on the course.

Again, thank you to everyone for making this a fantastic event to benefit programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem

Doug Bollen

Bridge & Back 10K  Race Director

Chief of Operations



Bridge & Back 10K set for August 2

Join the 500 runners who ran the Bridge & Back 10K last summer.  Link to register online for 2015 Bridge & Back August 2.

Miles over the Moon set for July 24

5 th Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 mile Road Race – A “Midsummer Night” Run Date & Time: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm – rain or shine. Location: Race to start on Pleasant Street. Registration @ Knights of Columbus by the Salem Common, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Parking: Public parking lots available as well as on street parking. Course: Very fast and flat 4 miles. Entry Fee: $25 pre-registration /$30 on race day. Information: Contact Registration: Available online at or mail in application. Packet Pick Up: New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA Wed, July 22, 2015 from 4-7pm and Thurs, July 23, 2015 from 10-8pm. Please make checks payable to the “Wicked Running Club” and mail to: Tim Short, Co-Race Director 2 Peter Road, Salem, MA 01970 Portion of proceeds to fund local high school track programs.


Thank you!

I want to thank all the Runners, Volunteers and the New England Running Company as well as Brooks for helping to make the 2nd 10 Mile Run a success despite the rain. Over 300 runners registered for the run and 220 showed up and ran!  Thank you to Sam Adams for donating the beer and Dave Menosky, owner of New England Running Company for being the major sponsor of the race. We look forward to see everyone at our next two races at Miles over the Moon on July 24 and the Bridge & Back 10K on August 2.

Bridge & Back 10K set for August 2.

Join the 500 runners who ran the Bridge & Back 10K last summer.  Link to register online for 2015 Bridge & Back August 2.

New England Running Company 10 Mile Road Race set for June 21

New England Running Company 10 Mile Road Race


last year reviews!

 “Great race today! Really well organized, and wonderful volunteers along the course with water, Gatorade, and enthusiasm. Thanks!”

Kate Fox


“Everything about today’s race was just perfect. The volunteers were so incredible, enthusiastic and genuinely motivating. The race was organized and was just incredible from start to finish. Well done!!”

Lisa Charest


The second annual New England Running Company 10 Mile Run will take place on Sunday, June 21, at 7:30am in Beverly at the Cove Community Center. Its a scenic course along Route 127 on the ocean.

This race benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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The race was voted Best 10 Mile road race and Best First Year road race by 380 voters who took past in the Best of the North Shore survey hosted by North Shore Road Race Guide

Tapleyville 7 Mile Road Race set for April 19.


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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

 Post Party at the Rio Bravo Tex Mex Restaurant, Free beer to each runner and refreshments.

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