Run and Fun for the entire family

Winchester, MA, June 7, 2014 - Start your Town Day right by joining us in one of our family-friendly events. There will be a 5-mile and 2.5-mile race, or a 2.5-mile walk. Events begin at 8:30 am with registration opening at 7:30 am at Manchester Field.

Pre-entry for adults is $25.00 and $30.00 on race day. Pre-entry for children 18 and under is $15.00 and $20.00 on race day. You can also purchase a discounted ticket to the pancake breakfast for an additional $5.00 along with the individual registration.

Additional donations will also be accepted and will benefit two worthwhile Winchester organizations - the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence (WFEE) and the Winchester Sports Foundation. All activities are part of Winchester Town Day.

You won't run aground at Gaspee

Cranston, RI, June 14, 2014 Who or what is Gaspee and why do they have a Gaspee Days foot race? Well according to Wikipedia, “The Gaspée Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. HMS Gaspée, a British customs schooner that had been enforcing unpopular trade regulations, ran aground in shallow water on June 9, 1772, near what is now known as Gaspee Point in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, while chasing the packet boat Hannah. A group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown attacked, boarded, looted, and torched the ship.”  So 49 years ago the good folks of Warwick decided to add a foot race to their Gaspee Days celebration. Runners get run on the parade route prior to the start of the parade. The large crowds that gather to watch the parade cheer on the runners as they head to the finish. It’s quite festive. Check out the event website for details. 

Bienvenidos 

Exeter, NH, June 8, 2014 - This Mexican Fiesta themed race is now in early June. It is the next to last race in the ever-popular Will Run for BEER Race Series. The Margaritas 5K takes place at the infamous Margaritas Restaurant in Exeter, New Hampshire.

This year, as in the past you will be treated to an authentic Mexican after-race buffet marga-food provided by Margaritas, including their signature Margarita drink or a frosty cold beer.   This is a great 5K course traveling on rural roads in Exeter, New Hampshire, once the revolutionary capital of the United States. For more information, visit our website.

Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K

Salisbury, MA, June 27, 2014 - The 36th Annual Pat Polletta 2 Mile Rail-Trail Race will be run at 6:30 PM on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Winner’s Circle, just off the Route 110 exit of Route 95, in Salisbury, MA on Salisbury’s Ghost Trail, a course of packed-gravel. New in 2013, an Adaptive Athlete race category was added!  New for 2014, is a special Amesbury student awards category!

The race is named for Pat Polletta, who spearheaded the creation of the first girls’ track program in the Merrim ack Valley and coached the Amesbury High School cross-country and track teams for many years. Polletta,  who was paralyzed in his later years, did not let anything get in his way; not old age, and certainly not paralysis.  He was a life-long advocate of fitness as a powerful means to build self-esteem and empower young people. For more information, visit our website.

Yankee Timed Events in June

June 1 Parmenter Fun Run 5K, Franklin, MA
June 1 The Blarney Stone 5K, Dorchester, MA
June 3 Good Times Series, Lowell, MA
June 7 Winchester Town Day 5/2.5 Miler, Winchester, MA
June 7 Fenway Climb America, Boston, MA
June 8 Margarita's 5K, Exeter, NH
June 8 Lime Rock Park Half, Lakeville, CT
June 8 Run for the Beach 5K, Beverly, MA
June 10 Good Times Series, Lowell, MA
June 11 Tiki Trial Series, Westford, MA
June 12 Hollis Fast 5K, Hollis, NH
June 14 N Brookfield Youth Center 5K, N Brookfield, MA
June 14 Gaspee Days 5K, Cranston, RI
June 14 Flag Day 5K, Newburyport, MA
June 15 Fairhaven Father's Day 5K/10K, Fairhaven, MA
June 15 Killington Half & 5K, Killington, VT
June 15 Melrose Father Day 5K, Melrose, MA
June 17 Good Times Series, Lowell, MA
June 21 Christopher Cash 5K, Old Orchard Beach, ME
June 21 Harwich 5K, Harwich Port, MA
June 21 Bobcat Bolt 5K, Durham, NH
June 21 Joshua's Run, 2M/5M, Scituate, MA
June 22 Christian's Lifeguard Dash 5K, Ogunquit, ME
June 22 Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K, Hampton, NH
June 24 Good Times Series, Lowell, MA
June 25 Tiki Trial Series, Westford, MA
June 27 Pat Polletta 2 Miler, Salisbury, MA
June 29 Catamount Half and 5K, Brattleboro, VT