Run the Wild Rover

Make next year your BEST year by starting with 1st RUN

Lowell, MA – In five short year’s 1st Run, scheduled for January 1st in Lowell, MA has become New England’s largest New Year’s Day race. The combo 5K/10K offers some of the best amenities you’ll find all year long. The first 750 entries receive an embroidered knit hat and logoed running gloves; everyone else gets the knit hat. The race features amenities often found larger events such as digital clocks at all mile markers, course music, chip timing (including a halfway split for the 10K), personalized bibs, space blankets, hot food, adult beverages and the famous wine stopper finishers’ medal. The race is also part of the Will Run for Beer Series. This year’s race is limited to 1800. Enter soon as they as sure to fill up.


Finally, a Cure for the Hangover!

Salisbury, MA – Is there any better way to start the New Year off then with a well-organized 5k or 10k run followed by a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean? This is sure to cure any hangover.  In its 33rd year, the Winner’s Circle Running Club New Year’s Day Classic is truly the classic among New Year’s Day races. The race is loaded with race amenities. The first 800 entrants receive commemorative long sleeve t-shirts,  Hangover Classic mugs go to 1st 40 male and first 40 female finishers of 10K, first 40 male and first 40 female finishers of 5K, optional New Year’s Day Ocean Plunge (special plunge mugs for all plungers), chip timing and cash prizes. The race is followed by a party at the Carousel Lounge at Salisbury Beach with live music and plenty of adult beverages. This year’s field is limited to 1200 and is expected to fill-up fast so enter soon.



Dave Camire

The timing company screwed up!

by Dave Camire

The dreaded email usually begins with “I am so disappointed my time is not listed.” Followed by, “I don’t understand why this happened?”

The logical conclusion is to blame the timing company for giving out a defective timing chip.  However before you start flaming them on every available social media outlet or jump off a bridge over your disappointment, please take into consideration that there are factors involved that are out of their control.

Perhaps a better understanding of how things work, or don’t work, can bring this into focus. Below are five of the most common reasons for someone being missed in the finish results.

Read online.

Run the Emerald Necklace of the Merrimack Valley

Welcome to the Wild Rover Race Series! What better way to shake off those winter time blues then with the vibrant emerald green of an Irish race series? The 6th Annual Wild Rover Series kicks off on February 23rd at Archie's Little River Ale House Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile run in Historic Haverhill, Mass. The next weekend the series moves to the Claddagh Pub 4-Mile Classic in Lawrence on March 2nd. The series concludes on March 9th in Lowell, MA for the traditional Hynes Tavern 5-miler. Each city and each race will offer its own unique personality to the series.

It's as easy as 3-4-5!

Want to get ready for the upcoming spring racing season? If the answer is yes, then the Wild Rover Series was meant for you. The distance of each event increases by one mile on three consecutive weekends adding to the challenge and increasing the fun. The Archie's Little River Ale House Frozen Shamrock on February 23rd is three miles, the Claddagh Pub Classic on March 2nd is four miles and the Hynes Tavern Race on March 9th is five miles. So getting fit for the spring is as easy as 3-4-5!


NOTE: This year's field for the Wild Rover Series is one-quarter filled. This year's series is limited to 1100 participants per event.