Friday, December 9, 2011

Calling all Runners

Start of the 2011 Wild Turkey Run
The schedule of 2012 Salem Road Races just came across my computer, and it's amazing how much running we do here in Salem!

Here are the many options during the course of the year.Races range from one-mile to a half-marathon.  There's even a Snow Shoe race! 

The 2012 race series includes:

Sunday, January 1
Wicked Frosty Four New Years Day Race - 10 a.m. 4 mile, relatively flat course, some rolling hills. In partnership with the Wicked Running Club; a portion of proceeds support youth scholarships.

Saturday, January 7
3rd Annual Olde Salem Greens Snow Shoe Race - 5k snowshoe run through Olde Salem Greens Golf Course, a portion of proceeds to Salem Woods.

Sunday, March 25
5k Cross-Country Run at Olde Salem Greens -  9 a.m. 5k, hilly and challenging course. A portion of proceeds benefit Salem High School Cross Country team.

Derby Street Mile Finish
Friday, July 13
Miles Over the Moon - 8 p.m. 4 mile, Club of Greater Salem. flat course through the historic district of Salem. A portion of proceeds support local high school track programs.

Friday, August 17
The Derby Street Mile - 7 p.m. One mile, flat and fast course; great family run. A portion of proceeds benefit Salem Youth Basketball.

Saturday, September 22
Wicked Half Marathon - 8 a.m. 13.1 mile loop through Salem and Marblehead. In partnership with B & S Fitness.

Saturday, October 27
Devil's Chase  - 8 a.m. 6.66 miles through Salem, starting at Salem Willows Park. In partnership with B&S Fitness.

Thursday, November 22
Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run - 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, fairly flat course along scenic waterfront route. A portion of proceeds benefit Boys & Girls

Proof that Salem is a runner-friendly community!  For more information, visit

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