The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
The goal of this race is not to achieve the fastest time, it's survival! Runners will follow the designated course while encountering a terrifying array of the finest Zombies Salem has to offer! Runners will be wearing a flag belt, similar to the ones worn in flag football. The zombies will try to grab the flags off the belt, which ‘kills’ the runner. Once a runner looses all three of their flags, they are ‘dead’. Dead runners will still finish the course and will receive a medal, and anyone who has any flags left after they finish are ‘alive’ and will receive a medal with a “survivor” ribbon attached.
The Donkey Derby at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton is a fun way to raise funds for the equine rescue network. The mission of the event is to ENJOY the day and raise awareness of donkeys: They make great pets! They are affectionate, agile & athletic - AND are highly sought after by the Chinese :( If we raise money to save more donkeys - even better!
The "Muddy Leprechaun" Mud Run is a run held in memory of Teddy O'Leary, husband, father, and friend to many in our community and beyond. The run, which started in 2013, is held at Marini's Farm, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA.
This 5.3 Mile Loop Run follows ECGA trails along the Great Salt Marsh from the Cox Reservation by Clammer's Beach to Conomo Point along the Essex River. The race is part of the 2017 New England Running Company All Terrain Series. Register by August 12th to guarantee a tech cap!
Join the fun of the second Annual Kayak and Paddle Board River Race. Participants will launch at Cashman Park boat ramp off Merrimac Street. The contestants will paddle up River at low tide/slack tide around Ram Island, Carr Island, Deer Island and back to Cashman Park with the out going tide, 4.6 miles.
Support the 4th Annual LUNGstrong 5K & 1½ mile Walk! 100% of proceeds will benefit Mass General's Cancer Center for Thoracic Cancer Research. Post-Run Celebration to Follow with Awards, Music, Food, Refreshments, Raffles & More.LUNGSTRONG was founded in 2011 with the purpose of funding innovative lung cancer research. Since its inception we have helped fund over $2,300,000 in lung cancer research. LUNGSTRONG is dedicated to funding lung cancer research in order to eradicate the disease.
The North Shore Tour de Cure raises funds to support the essential efforts of the American Diabetes Association’s mission – to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Choose from FIVE route options – 15 Mile, 31 Mile, 62 Mile, 100 Mile Gran Fondo, plus their new 100K Gravel Route!
The Essex Lion's Club hosts the annual turkey trot in beautiful Essex Massachusetts! This is a unique distance for a race clocking in at 8K — 4.97 miles. But, if the nearly 5-miler is too much for you pre-mashed potatoes and gravy, this race also has a 'fun walk'.
The 7th Annual Coast to the Cure Neurofibromatosis Bike Ride starts and finishes at Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park. All routes travel along Cape Ann’s shores and through Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Hamilton and Ipswich. The terrain includes rolling hills, long, sunny flats, and rural roads winding through the quaint towns of Boston’s North Shore. The 100 mile ride takes you further north through Georgetown, Amesbury and Newburyport.