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WCRC April Fool’s 4 Miler

38th Annual April Fool’s 4 Mile Road Race
Saturday, March 30 at the Winner’s Circle
10:00 AM start

Ipswich ale logo4th race in LOCO’s Will Run for Beer Race Series

Post race refreshments compliments of Ipswich Ale Brewery!

Race History:

The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar was established in 1638 and was originally a frontier fort. A few years later a television antennae was placed on the roof and the rest is history.

Indigenous to the area at the time were the Naumkeag Indian tribe. Despite hostilities, a select group of Naumkeags were befriended and sheltered in the fort’s basement. Eventually they affectionately became known simply as the Kegs.

The Winner’s Circle Running Club was founded shortly thereafter by a small group of early settlers who were heavily inspired by the plethora of paved roadways and a large local wolf population.

In 1651, while watching Monday Night Football, local legends April Fool and Johnny “Legs” Kelly decided to put their running mettle to the test with a footrace down to the Baker’s homestead and back during halftime. Trailing by a few feet at the turnaround April shouted at Johnny to take a right. April, knowing that the fastest way back was to go left, went left. April Fool won the race and to this day it’s debated whether the race is named in her honor or because she “fooled” Johnny and won the race.

The race has been run every year since from its original location and the Kegs have shown up every year for the post race celebration.

Join us for this year’s April Fool’s Race…the Kegs will be there!

Click here for race details and registration information!



The 2019 WCRC Annual Meeting was held on Saturday February 9 at 6:00 PM, upstairs at the Winner’s Circle. A rowdy crowd of long-term and newer club members filled the ever-expanding WCRC trophy room (aka The Circle Skybox Function Room), an aroma of Coussin de Lyon and Beaujolais filled the room (NOT!!!) as members new and old waited for the festivities to begin! A gaggle of WCRC 2018 Grand Prix team and individual winners lined up to accept their awesome Series vests and other GP prizes, and the WCRC Annual Awards were presented to some extremely worthy individuals:

2018 Paula Holm Award Winner: Tom Chase

2018 Most Improved Runners, Female and Male: Amanda Colby Burnham and Ryan Wilcox

2018 Volunteer of the Year: Chad Herrick

The 2019 WCRC Board of Directors welcomes four new, first-time members and a seasoned core of re-elected members! Introducing the 2019 Board of Directors: Tricia Lavoie, Scott Walsh, Leanne Corning, Jane Lemuth, Dave Carroll, Jean Herrick, Scarlette Smith, Mary Hudon, Pat Fullerton, Amanda Burnam, Ryan Wilcox and Paije Moormann