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Runners Rejoice: Cape Ann 25k this Labor Day

Posted by juliegamblesmith_tcrz4w on December 10, 2015
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If you’re an experienced runner and looking for something to do this Labor Day, look no longer. This Labor Day (September 7th) the North Shore YMCA will be holding a 25K race. The course will wind its way along the scenic coast of Gloucester and Rockport with exhilarating ocean and classic New England villages views. The 25K is well hosted and will offer mile markers, split times, ample water stations, post-race festivities, a cookout to replace some of those burned calories, awards, a DJ and much more.

The course itself will be monitored by the Gloucester and Rockport Police Departments as well as the North Shore Radio Association. This is one of America’s oldest, toughest and most scenic races. Runners will conquer 16 major hills over a 15.56 mile race. An ideal way to prepare for a fall marathon, this is a great way to spend your Labor Day holiday

Head to Route 128 North to first rotary. Take the third exit off of Grant Circle Rotary (1st Rotary) onto Washington St. Follow for .5 mile. Turn right onto Osman Babson Drive (Entrance to O’Maley Middle School) and follow for .5 mile to main parking lot.

Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top 3 Male and Female by age group:  13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Special Awards: First Overall Female Gillian Horowitz Award

All above 14 years of age are welcome to enter. Registration will cost $40 prerace and $50 on race day. You will be running for a good cause, the race will help support the North Shore YMCA’s afterschool program which has been nurturing Cape Ann’s children for decades.

For more information visit the North Shore YMCA website.

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