Salem has no shortage of road races and marathons, you guys. Which is good because Salem also has no shortage of delicious food and yummy restaurants with new ones opening regularly! 😛 This year’s Wicked Half Marathon takes place on Sept. 21! Details below are per Facebook:
“Date: September 21, 2019. Start time: 7 AM. 6 AM sunshine start for all walkers and runners needing more than 4 hours. Location: Salem Willows Soccer Field – GPS: 129 Fort Ave, Salem MA.
This will be the 13th Annual Wicked in historic Salem, MA. Runners can participate in the USATF Certified Half Marathon. Participants will have a 4 hour time cap to complete this course. The course will have a water station ever 1.5 miles and there will be a ton of cheerful volunteers on the course. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal that you will love. The event attracts close to 1000 runners, elites to beginners traveling from all over the world. The scenery in Salem and Marblehead will make these miles fly by.
Early Bird: $45 through April 1
General Registration: $50 through June 1
Late Registration: $55 through September 20
Race Day $65
Packet Pick Up Options
Thursday and Friday from 3-7pm: B&S Fitness Facility (GPS: 90 Leavitt Street, Salem, MA) *Yes you can pick up for your friends.
Saturday (Race day): Reg/packet pick up will open at 5:30AM
**If you are not pre-registered by Thursday at noon you will not be able to pick up your race materials until race morning.
This year participants will have to choose which Wicked swag item you’d like receive: a boco Gear running visor or a long sleeve female/male cotton blend long sleeve shirt. If you wish to purchase an additional item, you’ll have that opportunity at check out. Custom personalized bibs will be provided to all participants. Must be pre-registered by August 21st to receive a personalized bib.
This USATF certified course is one of the best around! The half marathon is USATF certified. The course is all on the streets of Salem and Marblehead. There are 5 good climbs, rolling hills and the rest is pretty flat.
Course Time Cap
4 hour time cap beginning at 7AM
Course Details (Water Stations and Bathrooms)
The course will have a Water Station every 2 miles or so. Each aid station will have Gatorade and water. The aid station along the Marblehead Neck will have Gu’s, twizzlers, petroleum jelly, etc. Bathrooms will be available at Mile 5 at Devereaux Beach. **Note, water stations will not be setup until 7AM so those participating in the 6AM start, should be equipped with nutrition/fuel for the beginning portion of the course.
We do encourage/welcome dogs and strollers. We do ask that you line up in the back at the start line. All dogs must be leashed at all times.
Teams must have a minimum of 3 people to participate in the team challenge. A team can have more people, however only the top 3 finishers times will be scored. You can create or join a team when registering! Awards will be given to the three fastest teams and largest participating team. 3 prizes will be awarded to each team.
There will be plenty of parking available along Fort Avenue and the Salem Willows. There is a large lot next to the tennis courts, parking in the Willows casino area, another smaller lot before the soccer fields, plenty of parking along Fort Avenue and the Bentley School (25 Memorial Dr) less than a 1/2 mile away from the race site. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN FRONT OF ANY HOUSES OR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFF FORT AVE. YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED. PLEASE OBEY ALL PARKING SIGNS.
$650 Cash Purse for the Overall Top 3 Male/Female Finishers
Top 3 M/F in each age group:
Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Top 3 Fastest Teams
Post Race Festivities
Bagels/Fruit and Egg Fratata will be available for all race participants at race site. Other food vendors will be on site providing samples. Brothers Taverna, located in downtown Salem on Derby St. will be offering all participants 10% off your bill! Just make sure to bring/wear your bib and mentioned you participated in the Wicked Half Marathon.
The Tache Realty Wicked Half Marathon will be supporting the Salem Children’s Charity & FitGirls Marblehead.
The Wicked 1/2 Marathon has been voted one of the top 100 best half marathons in the country by The 100 Half Marathons Club members for 2014, 2015, & 2016! The Wicked 1/2 Marathon has been voted the Best Half Marathon by North Shore Race Guide in 2015.
Please email B&S Event Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-204-8588.
Race Refunds and event cancellations
Due to the nature of event management there are no refunds, no exceptions. The event organizer has the right to shorten or even cancel the event if, in his or her judgment, environmental conditions including weather become dangerous; in this situation no refunds will be given.”
This marathon takes place on Sept. 21, 2019 beginning at 7:00 am at the Salem Willows Soccer Field, 129 Fort Ave. Salem, MA 01970. Good luck and enjoy!! <3