October 1, 2017
Location: Lake Gardner Parking Lot, 80 High St, Amesbury, MA
Time: 10AM Start (8:30AM registration and packet pickup will open)
Details: What better way to spend a fall October morning post race, than in a cozy sweatshirt post run or walk munching on something sweet and savory? Sweets N’ Sweats will provide an opportunity to participate in a non-competitive, family style event, with a focus on FUN! This year we’ve changed the course to a beautiful trail run or walk on the Batchelder Trail 1.6 mile loop. Upon finishing, you’ll choose from a variety of mouthwatering sweets to indulge in from an array of participating sponsors providing chocolates, popcorn, cookies, donuts, and ice-cream.
Course: Participants will have an opportunity to complete 1 loop(just over 1.6 miles) or 2 loops. We welcome dogs and will offer a category for first place Trail Wagger. Unfortunately, due to the terrain, strollers are not permitted.
Youth (15 and under): $15 (Includes race t-shirt)
Kids FUN Sprint (7 and under): $10
Family Sweet Deal (4+people): $80 (*All registrations must have the same last names)
(+$5 on 9/4) + (+$5 on race day)
Swag: All pre-registered participants 16+ will receive a super cozy hooded sweatshirt, a customized race bib, a finishers medal and all the treats and sweets you can imagine post race.
Course Map: Coming Soon…
Kids FUN Sprint: Kids 7 and under are welcome to participate in a pre-race FUN Sprint that will take place in the parking lot of Lake Gardner. This will take place at 9:45am right before the main event. All kids will receive a finishers medal. (No t-shirt)
Awards: Top 3 overall male/female finishers, top 3 male/female under 15, and top trail wagger.
Beneficiary: 100% net proceeds will be allocated to the Amesbury Youth Recreation Dept (scholarships for new programs)
Directions & Parking Options:GPS: 80 High Street for the actual event location.
From I-495 N: Take exit #54 (Rt. 150) onto Rt. 150 Ext. toward Amesbury. Drive for 1.1 mi, until Rt. 150 becomes Greenleaf Street. After .2 mile, turn right onto Friend Street. Turn left onto Whitehall Road, then right onto High Street. Drive for .2 mile – access is on the left.
From I-95 N: Take exit #58B (Rt. 110 W) onto Macy Street (Rt. 110) toward Amesbury. Drive for .4 mile, then turn right onto Elm Street. After 1.7 miles, bear right onto Market Square, then continue onto High Street for .4 mile. Access is on the right.
Parking: There will be limited parking at Lake Gardner. We encourage arriving at least 60 minutes prior to the race. There is parking at the Amesbury Town Park municipal lot at 37 Friend Street in Amesbury. Parking will also be available in and around the downtown Amesbury, Market Square area or at 12 Market Street at the parking garage or Cashman School (193 Lions Mouth Rd.) Please park only in designated areas. Vehicles parked in areas with No Parking signs will be towed.
Weather: This event will take place rain or shine.
Race Fee Refunds: We do not offer refunds for events.