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Friday September 13th, 2019

5:00 PM Walkers Start, 5:30 PM Kids' Fun Dashes, 6:00 PM 5K Race Start

Essex Elementary School, Essex, MA

Runners and walkers of all ages! 

Online registration is not yet open, but please check back!

Advance online registration is HIGHLY encouraged and will be $30. Day-of registration will also be available; day-of fee is $35 (cash/check to be paid in person starting at 4:30 on 9/13 at EES)

Registration is required for all walkers and runners. Registration for Kids' Fun Dashes is also required, but is FREE and takes place at the event starting at 4:30 pm as well.

To promote health and wellness in our community while raising funds to support enrichment activities for our children.



The highly coveted Clam Cup, as always, will be awarded to the EES class that displays the highest percentage of participation in the Kids' Fun Dashes!

5K Road Race

The Happy as a Clam 5K begins and ends at Essex Elementary School and weaves along the picturesque streets of Essex.  The roads will remain open during the race.  

Kids' Fun Dashes

Tot Trot :

Little ones under age 5 can get in on the action with a 20 yard dash on the soccer field

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade :

Students in K - 2nd grade will participate in a quarter mile dash (once around EES)

Third Grade to Fifth Grade :

Students in 3rd - 5th grade will participate in a half mile dash (twice around EES)


While all children are welcome to participate in the Happy as a Clam Fun Dashes, students of EES will be competing for the CLAM CUP!  The class with the greatest percentage of students participating in the dashes or 5K race will be awarded the Clam Cup trophy to keep in their classroom for the school year!


Thursday, Sept 12 from 12p-7p at the Manchester Athletic Club, 8 Atwater Ave, Manchester, MA (PREFERRED), or at the event beginning at 4:30 on 9/13. If you ordered a SHIRT ONLY, this will be placed into a packet that can be picked up 9/12 at the MAC as above, or at the event. 


Safety is our first priority. Please be cautious when driving and parking in the area of the race and the school. Runners and walkers should be aware that the roads remain open during the race and should be vigilant about their surroundings.




And thank you as well to these Clam Race sponsors:


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