, Newburyport, MA


June 15, 2013

Local briefs



The Yankee Homecoming 10-Mile and 5K races will be held July 30 starting at 6 p.m. For the first time both races will be chip timed at the start and finish.

The cost to enter is $25 before race day and $30 on race day. Enter the race at or obtain entry forms at any Provident Bank location. For more information email

The Maudslay Summer Cross-Country Series will take place Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. from June 20 to Aug. 8 at Maudslay State Park.

There will be two races each night — one 1.5-mile course and another 3.0-mile course. The cost is free, although donations are accepted to defray the cost of ribbons for youth and permit fees for the park. Run at least four the races and earn a t-shirt. Email Don Hennigar at for more information.

The 35th annual Pat Polletta 2-Mile Rail-Trail Race will be June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The race supports two local charities: Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, a non-profit organization providing year-round opportunities in sports and recreation for persons with physical or developmental disabilities; and Amesbury High School Boosters running programs. Visit for more info.¢¢¢

Training camp for the Women’s Tufts 10K and Green Strides Half Marathon will be offered by Nancy McCarthy. The camp will include strength training, stretches, progressive long runs and nutritional and orthopedic lectures. The 12-week program will be held at Natural High Fitness Club at the Tannery every Saturday beginning July 27 at 8 a.m. Call Nancy McCarthy at 978-884-5981 or email


The second annual Derek Hines Flag Day 5K will be June 14 (6:30 p.m.) at the North End Boat Club in Newburyport. Visit to register.¢¢¢

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