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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)


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!