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February 7, 2013

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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. Hosts are needed for Feb. 24, March 10 and March 22. Check www.runthecircle.org on the “Running” tab for information. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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The Snowflake Series Running Camp with Nancy McCarthy is designed to motivate runners and walkers to continue their fitness programs outdoors all through the winter, increase their speed and endurance, and have some fun. The Snowflake Series meets at the Plum Island Coffee Roasters at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Contact Nancy McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or e-mail 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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