Category Archives: Salisbury

April Fools Race in Salisbury, MA

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Hate hills?

Then you’ll love the April Fools Race in Salisbury, MA. It’s an absolutely flat out-and-back road race that doesn’t have an inch of elevation gain over the four-mile course!

(And at the end, there’s camaraderie and cold beer at the Winner’s Circle. :-)

So what are we waiting for? Come! Run with me…


The sun is shining… The road is flat… and we’re off!

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)





All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

Join the conversation! Please comment below:

April Fools Race

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The April Fools Race in Salisbury, MA is an annual Rite of Spring.

You run four miles on an absolutely flat out-and-back course that lets you cheer for all your running friends you haven’t seen for months.   After the race there’s food, beer, and a raffle at the Winners Circle Bar…

…but before that, of course, we’ve got to run those four miles. So run with me now…


That hat could be trouble in a strong wind!

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)






All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

Join the conversation! Please comment below:

Hangover Classic

Race #1 in the Locorunning “Will Run For Beer” Series)

The New Year starts with only one degree out there!


But that won’t keep Real runners indoors.  So hundreds of us converge in Salisbury, MA for the Hangover Classic.


The Hangover Classic is a beloved New Year’s Day run in Salisbury Beach, MA.  There’s a 5K and a 10K…and an optional “Plunge” for runners who want to jump into the ocean after crossing the finish line. 

This year the weather is brutal–temps never climb above 13 degrees, and there is a relentless north wind that never drops below 30 mph.  I carry a small camera and intend to take pictures while running, but my hands are so cold that I can’t operate the camera. So this blog entry and associated slideshow feature no pictures taken “on the run”…but plenty of pre-race and post-race photos.

Despite the arctic weather, this is a great race, and a great way to ring in the new year!


Many thanks to Locorunning and to the Winners Circle Running Club for putting on this great race.

If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Hangover Classic in Salisbury, MA:

The Slideshow: