Happy as a Clam Race
The 8th annual Happy as a Clam Race was a huge success! September 18th proved to be a beautiful late summer evening and we had a record turnout of runners and great participation from the students of EES! Congratulations to Ms. Stanley's 2nd graders for winning the first Clam Cup with over 65% of their class participating in the race. With the help of our corporate sponsors we were able to raise over $4,000 that will go directly to funding enriching and educational opportunities for the kids of EES. Thank you to everyone who came out and made the race a success, we look forward to doing it again next year!
Event Chariperson - Kristen Bixby- firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday September 18th, 2015
5:30 PM (Kids' Fun Dashes), 6:00 PM (5K race)
Essex Elementary School, Essex, MA
Runners and walkers of all ages!
To promote health and wellness in our community while raising funds to support enrichment activities for our children.
Hot fried clams, lobster rolls, chowder, burgers and dogs will be offered for purchase by Woodman's of Essex. Top male and female finisher will receive a $100 gift card to the New England Running Company and great prizes for age group winners.
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!