Date: September 18, 2021 *Registration will be open by the end of February.
Start Time: 7AM Race Start
6AM sunshine start for all walkers and runners with a pace of more than 15+min miles. (*For those who start at 6AM & are faster than a 15min mile will not be eligible for awards)
Location: Salem Willows Soccer Field – GPS: 129 Fort Ave, Salem MA
This will mark the the 14th Annual USATF Certified Wicked Half Marathon in historic Salem, MA. Participants will have a 4 hour time cap to complete this course. The course will have a water station every 1.5-2 miles and there will be a ton of cheerful volunteers on the course. Everyone will receive a custom event finisher medal and you’ll have the option to purchase other additional swag. The event attracts close to 1000 runners, from elites to beginners traveling from all over the world. Between the historic & popular tourist sites in Salem to the oceanic views in Marblehead these miles fly by.
Early Bird: $45 through May 1
General Registration: $50 through July 1
Late Registration: $55 through September 11
Race Week: $60
Race Day: $65
Race Virtually: $40 *Does include an event shirt, bib, finisher medal.
****No Swag Entry – $45 (Does include a finishers medal)
Packet Pick Up Options:
Friday from 3-6pm: 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 11:59PM you will not be able to pick up your race materials until race morning.
Swag: Custom personalized bibs will be provided to all participants. Must be pre-registered by August 15th to receive a personalized bib. All participants will receive an event finishers medal upon completion of the event. If you wish to purchase any additional swag items, you’ll have that opportunity through the registration process.
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. Aid stations will have either Gatorade or Water, sometimes both. 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.
Dogs/Strollers: We do 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.
Team Challenge: Teams must have a minimum of 2 people to participate in the team challenge. A team can have more people, however only the top 2 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.
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
1st place: $150
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $75
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 (No Gender Designation)
Largest Team (Participation)
Post Race Festivities:
Hot Breakfast will be served up by Every Little Breeze Catering including Egg Fratata, Sausages, Blueberry French Toast and Blueberry Bread. Boston Common Coffee Company will be serving hot coffee and Cold Brew Coffee on tap! 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 food bill! Just make sure to wear your medal or bring your race bib.
Race Charity: 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.
Race Refunds & Event Cancellation: We understand that life happens and things come up. That being said, we now offer a standard entry and the option to make it fully refundable. The standard entry is the base amount that is required to register for the race. The refundable option is an additional charge that provides the opportunity for a full refund at any time, up to the day before the race. Once a standard entry is purchased, it cannot be upgraded to refundable at a later date.
In the case of an event cancellation due to public safety, inclement weather or some other unforeseen power at be, we will provide several options including a deferral, credit or transfer.
Questions: Please email B&S Event Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-204-8588.