HAPPY AS A CLAM 5K RACE, WALK & FUN DASHES
The 12th Annual Happy as a Clam race - now powered by Great Marsh Brew Co, our excluisve Flagship Sponsor - is Friday, September 13, 2019! 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!
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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, 12 Story St, Essex, MA
Runners and walkers of all ages!
Top Female and Male Finishers will receive a $100 gift card to Woodman’s
Every 25th runner will receive a $5 gift coin from DownRiver Ice Cream
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!
Online registration is NOW OPEN!!
Advance online registration is HIGHLY encouraged and will be $30. Online registration closes at 4 pm on Wednesday 9/11/19.
After 4 pm on 9/11, registration fee increases to $35 (cash/check only, to be paid in person)
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.
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—distance is approximate)
Third Grade to Fifth Grade :
Students in 3rd - 5th grade will participate in a half mile dash (twice around EES—distance is approximate)
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!
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.
We are excited to announce that there will be food available at this year’s race celebration! The incredible 3rd Alarm Wood Fired Pizza Truck will be providing food for purchase. Additionally, Molly’s Sweet Tooth will be once again selling Italian ice (and we are proud to mention that all Italian ice proceeds are being generously donated to EES).
WELCOME TO OUR NEW, EXCLUSIVE FLAGSHIP SPONSOR:
GREAT MARSH BREW CO! Thank you for your generosity!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR OTHER 2019 RACE SPONSORS :
And thank you as well to these Clam Race sponsors:
Campbell Construction Group
The Manchester Athletic Club
Ipswich Family YMCA
Woodman’s of Essex
Molly’s Sweet Tooth
DownRiver Ice Cream
4x4 Fitness Pro