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February 23, 2013

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Running

The first Smuttynose Palooza 5K will be run March 9 in Salisbury. The race will begin and end at the beach. For more information, contact Arlon Chaffe at arlon@locorunning.com.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club Boston Training Run Series includes eight runs of increasing distances, held at two-week intervals, spanning the Boston training time frame. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations. All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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The Couch to 5K Running Program, for brand new or returning runners, will begin March 9 at 8 a.m., location to be announced. This free nine-week clinic will prepare Newbies and Former Runners for the Green Strides Mother’s Day race which is open to men, women and children. Families are encouraged to train together. No experience required. A second C25K program to prepare for the second annual Derek Hines Flag Day Race to be held June 14, will begin April 6 at 8 a.m. Contact Nancy McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or Nancy@getrealfitness.com for further information.

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The 32nd annual April Fool’s 4-Mile Road Race will be run March 30 (11 a.m.) at the Winner’s Circle in Salisbury. The race features a flat and fast certified course which attracts top runners, along with a fun atmosphere and great post race party, making the event inviting to all. Profits from this race will benefit the American Red Cross and the Alzheimer’s Association. Special thanks is due to the 2013 race sponsors: The Institution for Savings and the Smuttynose Brewing Co.

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