14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

The 13th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 in Salem, Mass. Proceeds from the 14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. This is the largest race on the North Shore, with 2,000 anticipated participants.  First 1600 participants get long sleeved Brooks tech shirts.

Registration information to follow.  For further information, please email dougbollen12@yahoo.com.

Devils Chase 6.66 Miler

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in costume, majority Devil Theme costumes. People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem and join us for one Hell of a Good time. The Devils Chase in its 8th year now attracts more than 1000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks in hand for a scenic 6.66 mile race past a variety of Salem’s well known landmarks including the Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum, a Real Haunted House, the Custom House, Salem’s Derby Wharf, the House of Seven Gables and more. The course provides two sections of in and outs allowing runners to pass their fellow Devils and admire all of the unique and entertaining costumes. You’ll know your nearing the end of the race when you begin running through an eerie spooky foggy finish.

For registration information and full schedule details please visit: http://BNSEventManagement.com

This is a charity event to benefit The Plummer Home: a 501C-3 Non-Profit Organization. www.plummerhome.org

Rock & Roll Yoga & Beer

A one hour Rock and Roll vinyasa class at Notch Brewery!  We’ll get that blood pumping, get ourselves re-centered, and then enjoy a freshly brewed beer and snack! (not included in class price). Good company, music, and a little Sunday morning yoga!

Guests must register in advance ($15) online.

25th Anniversary Walk for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)

Lace up your sneakers and join HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) for the 25th anniversary of The Walk for HAWC with honorary chair Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.  On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States and HAWC, the longest-standing domestic violence agency on the North Shore, is entirely dedicated to supporting victims of domestic abuse. Beginning and ending at the beautiful Salem Common, the annual 5k is HAWC’s largest fundraising and community event, attended by over 1,000 people each year. Their goal is to raise $115,000, and all of the proceeds from this event will go toward HAWC’s programs and services, which support over 2,700 clients annually.

Community members and supporters are invited to volunteer, sponsor, create or join a team for the 25th anniversary of the Walk for HAWC. There will be music, food and exciting activities available in the Salem Common before the Walk kicks off at noon. Walkers are encouraged to return to the Common upon finishing to enjoy a complimentary lunch graciously provided by Kelly’s Roast Beef.

HAWC is dedicated to supporting the victims of domestic abuse and working to change social norms and behaviors that perpetuate violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims residing in 23 cities and towns on the North Shore, including offering a 24-hour hotline, Emergency Family Shelter, a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, and dedicated support groups to assist victims of domestic abuse.

Registration begins at 10:30 am, walk begins at 12:00 pm.  Registration fee is $10 for adults (18+) and $3 for children. Pre-registering online is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please visit: www.hawcdv.org/walk.

Annual Walk/Run for HAWC

The annual Walk/Run for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the organizations largest and longest running fundraising event. It is also an opportunity to send a loud and clear message of celebration for those who have freed themselves from abuse, support for those still working toward freedom, and honor for those who remember a loved one who lost their life to violence. This outdoor event is a perfect opportunity for students and people of all ages to get involved. For more information on HAWC, please visit: http://hawcdv.org/

Details on the 2017 walk to follow.

Notch Sunday Series 5K/10K

Join Notch Brewing for a 5K or 10K run (your choice!) that will start and end at the Notch Tap Room. This isn’t a race, rather, it’s a chance for our lovely Team Notch Runners to get together and do what they do best: run and drink beer. This is a free event and we will provide space in the Tap Room to drop bags and gear while you enjoy the run. We also have free parking! The runs start promptly at 11:30 so show up a bit before that to get ready. Cheers from your friends at Notch Brewing!

Devotions: Self Care for Modern Witches with Liz Migliorelli

This workshop is centered around simple at-home recipes and remedies for revitalizing your magical self. We will work on the exceptional acts of transforming stress, grounding energy, strengthening boundaries & enhancing dream powers by calling in the plant realm, sacred stones and holy waters as our allies. After an initial conversation on what each person is looking to rework in their own life or within their community, we will be brewing a few potions collectively and putting them to immediate use with the intention that the class itself is a healing & harmonizing space.

Tickets ($50) may be purchased using the link below.

5 Ways to Stay Fit in Salem, MA

Is staying fit part of your New Year’s resolution? A true walking city filled with fresh local food and a variety of ways to get moving, Salem is a great place to stay fit in the new year:

Cycling at any speed. You’ll find lycra-clad cyclists racing around Salem Common reaching speeds of 35-45 mph at the Witches Cup Criterium Race each August. During the rest of the year, however, we take a slightly slower pace. A bike-friendly community, “sharrows” are painted on many Salem streets to encourage the sharing of roads by automobile and cycle traffic.

Eat local. Pick up locally grown produce, local eggs, and fresh baked goods at the Salem Farmers’ Market, Thursday afternoons June through October and Salem’s Winter Market on select dates in November and December. During the warmer months you’ll find the Salem Farmers’ Market in Derby Square, and during the Winter Market events you’ll need to head indoors to the Museum Place Mall. Milk and Honey Green Grocer, located on Church Street, is another great place to shop for locally sourced foods to keep you healthy all year long. Looking for more local options? Consider visiting even more shops and restaurants (while also learning about Salem’s spice trade history) with Salem Food Tours.

Run it out. In 2012, the Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, designated Salem as a Runner-Friendly Community. This designation means that Salem is an environment in which organizations and businesses work together to promote running as healthy exercise and sport. Salem hosts a number of races annually. Check out the Wicked Frosty Four, a four mile race that takes place annually on New Year’s Day and benefits scholarship funds for local high school students. In October, Salem hosts the Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler event which brings out thousands of pitchfork carrying runners each year.

Salem, MA, Ropes MansionS-T-R-E-T-C-H out your muscles doing yoga, which during the warmer months is offered outdoors in the garden by the Ropes Mansion, or get in a work out at the Salem YMCA. The YMCA is also close to opening an all-new yoga studio, perfect for getting in some exercise, stress relief, and relaxation after a busy day around town. Day passes and drop-in rates are available through the YMCA to keep you moving all year regardless of the weather.

Take a walk. Salem prides itself on being a walkable city. Not quite sure where to walk? Go for a stroll down Derby Wharf. This scenic walk winds past the Friendship of Salem, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and the Derby Wharf Light Station. For a shorter walk, wander through the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Artists’ Row, which offers free public workshops from Memorial Day Weekend to Halloween. You’ll also pass by Old Town Hall, which houses Cry Innocent and the Spirit of Salem Film, and Derby Square which is home to the seasonal Farmers’ Market. Whether you find yourself speed-walking around Salem Common, strolling Chestnut Street, or walking the trails of Salem Woods, we hope you will get out there and explore. (And if you need help getting started, check out this Salem guide from WalkBoston.org!)

Notch Sunday Series 5K/10K

Join Notch Brewing for a 5k or 10k run (your choice!) that will start and end at the Notch Tap Room. This isn’t a race, rather, it’s a chance for our lovely Team Notch Runners to get together and do what they do best: Run and Drink Beer. This is a free event and we will provide space in the Tap Room to drop bags and gear while you enjoy the run. We also have free parking! The runs start promptly at 11:30 so show up a bit before that to get ready. Cheers from your friends at Notch Brewing!

Engaging Nutrition Dinner at Sea Level Oyster Bar

“Sea Level Oyster Bar and local dietitian, Liana DeLoid, are teaming up for an event you don’t want to miss!

Liana will kick off the New Year with a seminar on ‘must have’ nutrition practices to have you feeling healthy and ready to rock 2017. Liana will focus on nutrition tips to jumpstart your metabolism. She’ll also discuss common nutrition myths – such as what to choose when eating out and the timing of meals. Chef Jenn and Liana have carefully planned the 3 course menu to coincide with this great seminar. Lower calorie cocktails also included!

Tickets ($65) may be purchased using the link below.

Herbal Infused Salves And Lotions Class

Session 1: Herbal Infused Salves and Lotions
Take care of your skin this winter and make your very own lotions and salves using natural ingredients! We will talk about the healing and magical properties of herbs, learn how to make herb-infused oils, and make our own body lotion and salve. Materials provided: handouts, beeswax, herbs, oil, essential oils, distilled water, salve tins. Please bring: a small glass container to take your lotion home, and a pen to take notes. You will leave this class with a tin of salve, and a jar of handmade lotion. $50, tickets may be purchased in advance using the link below.

Wicked Frosty Four New Year’s Day Race

Kick off 2017 with the Wicked Running Club!

Event Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017, Event Time: 10:00am
Online registration ends: 12/29/2016 at 9 P.M., EST
(Rain, Snow, Nor’easter, Blizzard, or Shine)

Location: Registration is at the Tavern in the Square, 189 Washington Street, Salem MA. from 8:30 – 9:45 AM.

Course: Very flat and fast USATF Certified (MA14043JK) 4 mile course. Race start is on Charter Street, near Charter Cemetery

Parking: Public parking lots available as well as on street parking

Entry Fee: $25 for pre race entries, $28 on race day

T-Shirts: Technical shirts for the first 500 registered runners (Sizes not guaranteed)

Awards: Trophies for overall winners Male and Female. Five year Age group awards for top 3 male and females: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

Results to be posted on northshoretiming.com and Coolrunning.com

Information: Contact wickedfrostyfour@wickedrunningclub.com or info@wickedrunningclub.com

Portion of proceeds to fund the Wicked Frosty Four Scholarship for area High School student athletes.

Packet Pick Up: Friday, December 30, 10am to 7 pm and Saturday, December 31, from 10 am – 3 pm at New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915; December 31st from 4 – 7 pm at Tavern in the Square, Salem.