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October 11, 2012

On The Run: Racing in costume takes a special kind of runner



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Upcoming races

Saturday, Oct. 13: The third annual Rotary Run the Heater 5K Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. on Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Proceeds benefit the Manchester Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund and causes supported by the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club. Visit for more information; Landmark School 5K & Fun Run, Ansara Athletic Center at Landmark High School, 447 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, 10:30 a.m. Includes prize money, tech t-shirt for first 150 registrants, free fun run. Contact: Jeffrey Fauci (Landmark School) at 1-978-236-3367 or; Northeast Arc Run, Walk or Roll 2012 5K, Holten Richmond Middle School, Plains Park, Danvers, 11:30 a.m. Contact: Cheryl French (Northeast Arc) at 1-978-624-2497 or

Sunday, Oct. 14: All five of Beverly’s elementary schools benefit from the upcoming third annual Fall Frolic 5K, which takes places on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Lynch Park in Beverly. The fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 p.m. along the same route as the Beverly Homecoming 5K. The first 200 5K registrants receive shirts and awards are given to the top male and female finishers and medals to the top three in each age group. Visit for more information and to register online; 10th Annual Ravenswood Trail Race, Magnolia Woods Soccer Fields, Western Ave., Gloucester, 9 a.m. A 4.1-mile trail race over a mix of carriage road and single track. Contact: Jennifer Brooks (Team Gloucester) at 1-978-290-1859 or; Rockin Mad 5K Challenge, Lynn Woods, 62 Great Woods Road, Lynn, 11 a.m. A trail run through Lynn Woods with 20 obstacles. Contact: Ashley Steeves (BNS EVENT MANAGEMENT) at 1-978-836-0271 or; The 33rd annual Topsfield Fall Foliage 5-Mile Classic, The Proctor School, 60 Main Street, Topsfield, 1:30 p.m. Beautiful certified 5 mi. course with fun run and walk. Contact: Lisa M. Foley (Topsfield Boxford Middleton Rotary Club) at 1-978-774-9774 or

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