Happy as a Clam Race
The 11th Annual Happy as a Clam race is Friday September 14, 2018! This event is open to anyone who wants to support a community school and all the wonderful enrichment programs the students enjoy throughout the year. The 5K route meanders through the beautiful back roads of Essex. The Kids Fun Dashes are always a hit, with even the littlest ones smiling from start to finish. Come out, lace up, and pound the pavement for the students of EES. It's sure to be another fun race this year!
Event Chairperson - Betsy McKeen- firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday September 14th, 2018
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! Registration is required for all 5k runners and walkers, in advance or day-of. See link below. Registration for Kids' Fun Dashes takes place at the event and is free.
To promote health and wellness in our community while raising funds to support enrichment activities for our children.
$100 Gift Card to Woodman's for each male and female top finishers
DownRiver Ice Cream Gift card for every 25th finisher (up to 150
The highly coveted Clam Cup: 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)
THE CLAM CUP :
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!