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2017 WCRC Race Series

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s
 NEW Race Series
for 2017!!!

Eight of the North Shore’s Premier Races
and, yes, after parties at the Winner’s Circle’s world famous beer garden!

It all starts in April at the April Fool’s 4-miler and culminates New Year’s Day at the historic Hangover Classic. Eight races; 1 per month (roughly!); 1 mile to 10K; Roads, Rail Trail and Cross Country; Two Night Races; After Parties; Race, Party, Repeat (a few weeks later!); All Races Support Local Charitable Causes and Organizations. It’s all about running…run them all, get a jacket!

Click here for info and to register for the WCRC Race Series*

* It doesn’t cost a thing to register for the Series, but you must also register for each race separately.

WCRC April Fool’s 4 Miler – Online Registration closes in 2 days – No Foolin’!!!

366th Annual April Fool’s 4 Mile Road Race
Saturday, April 1 at the Winner’s Circle
10:00 AM start

Ipswich ale logo4th race in LOCO’s Wiil 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. Years later an 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 “Kegs” 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!


28th Annual Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K

Run for the Roses 5K

Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K

28th Annual Evelyn’s Run for the Roses 5K Women’s Road Race plus Non-Competitive Walk

and featuring

The Men’s Run for the Women

Friday, May 5 at the Winner’s Circle

6:30 PM start

Click here for registration and other important details