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The 2016 Marblehead Race Series events are run over a variety of routes throughout Marblehead and each event showcases scenic Marblehead Neighborhoods. The series includes five road 5Ks, a trail 5K, a 10K, and mile!

This series gives runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity not only to be recognized for performances in individual races but to earn points for participation. Participants in 8 of the 9 of the races will be awarded a commemorative hoodie or jacket; those participating in 7 of the 9 races will receive a commemorative t-shirt and those participating in 6 races will be awarded a commemorative hat. All races support deserving non-profit agencies and charities, so fast times will not only be rewarded in prizes at each race, but will help benefit the worthy programs represented by the sponsors of the races.

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The dates of the races in this inaugural year are as follows:


Tommy Hamond Trail Run (5K)                                       Sunday          May 22

Run for the Fund (5K)                                                         Saturday        June 5

Freedom Run (5K)                                                              Sunday          June 19

Marblehead Mile                                                                  Friday             July 22

Miles for Mary (5K)                                                               Saturday        October 22

Don Humphreys Veterans Memorial 5K                         Sunday          November 6

Full Hearts 5K                                                                      Sunday          November 13

Back the Track (5K)                                                             Saturday        November 26

Dreidel Dash  10K                                                                 Sunday          December 11

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Upon learning of the 2016 Marblehead Race Series, Olympian Shalane Flanagn said: – “I’m so happy to hear about the Marblehead Race Series. This is a fabulous development.  I’m thrilled to hear that running is gaining more visibility as a healthy activity and competitive sport in Marblehead.  I probably ran on all the courses when I was younger and I wish I could run in all the races, but I will certainly be there to participate in the Back the Track on November 26!  I’ll be there in spirit for all the other races too.”

There is no fee to participate in the 2016 Marblehead Race Series aside from the race registration fees. Register for the series to be eligible for the awards and learn more about the races through the web site or find entry forms at locations around Marblehead.

The series starts this Sunday at 9 AM with the Tommy Hamond Trail Run. Registration is available online here:

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