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January 24, 2014

On The Run: YMCA of the North Shore announces 2014 series schedule


Combined with the already announced New England Running Company Race Series, the YMCA series gives North Shore runners plenty of options to consider as they look ahead to the spring and beyond. Visit for more information.


Starts and stops:

The 2013 Best of the North Shore Road Races awards ceremony takes place next Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Finz Seafood and Grill in Salem. North Shore Road Race Guide is presenting the event, which will recognize the top races in the following categories as well as honorable mentions: Race of the Year, Best Race Shirt, Best Holiday Race, Best Race Course, Best First Year Race, Best 1-Mile Race, Best 5K, Best 5-Mile Race, Best 10K, Best 10-Mile Race, Best Half Marathon, Best Kids’ Race, Best Trail Race, Best Race Theme, Toughest Race, Best Post Race Party, Best Weekly Race and Best Race Series. The ceremony is free to attend; there will be a cash bar and food available to order off the Finz menu. Visit to RSVP.


Spider One Racing and B&S Fitness are presenting three running clinics beginning next month designed to help runners improve their technique. The clinics will take place on Feb. 22, March 22 and April 5 at B&S Fitness, Shetland Park, Salem. For more information, contact B&S at 978-836-0271 or email


On the Run is a biweekly column about the North Shore running scene. Send any questions, comments, or news to

Upcoming races

Wednesday, Jan. 29

• Danvers 5K Fun Run, Sweet William’s Garden Center, 141 Pine St., Danvers, 7 p.m. Free, timed run. All welcome. These events are part of a weekly 52-race series. E-mail

Thursday, Jan. 30

• No Rest for the Wicked Weekly 5K-ish, Salem Common, Salem, 6:45 p.m. Free 3.2-mile run. Contact

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