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Kamon Farm Ipswich | Photo: Neil Ungerleider
Who: All runners! (Virtual run can be walked, hiked, etc.!)
Dates: We have two runs this summer. July 10th is a virtual run, on any property, on a day of your choosing! August 21 is an in-person trail run at 9:00 AM at the Vineyard Hill Reservation in South Hamilton, MA.
Registration fee: $30 per person. Your registration fee – and additional donations that are greatly appreciated - will go toward Greenbelt's conservation work throughout Essex County. Thank you for your support!
You’ll also receive either a complimentary Greenbelt buff or shirt*. (*requested shirts sizes guaranteed only for pre-registered runners.)
#GreenbeltRuns - Share your photos wearing your Greenbelt gear!
Fastest 5k and 10k runs - 5k (3.1 mi) Jerry Fallon; 10k (6.2 mi) Andrew Szendey - a couple other people submitted very fast times too, but for only 3.01 and 6.02 miles! Just short!
Muddiest running shoes - Not much mud out there for runners, but some of our dog contestants will take this prize! Holly Langer and Mary Ellen Kelly had some muddy, happy pups at the end of their adventure!
Best dog running buddy - Summer Francis and her two pups, Cannon and Hazel!
Most creative GPS track - Sally Fowler with hearts all over Cox Reservation! Runners up: Stephanie Cornelio with the continent of Europe at Julia Bird Reservation; and Jenn & Tom DeLorenzo with "Peace" written on the Donovan trail!
Most miles on a single run - Michael Dietze, 20 miles
Most miles logged from 7/31 - 8/9 - Dave Dunham, 110.61 miles!! Dave's daily updates were astonishing!
Most Greenbelt properties tagged in a single run - Doug DeAngelis (25) (and Dave Dunham, but he can't win EVERY category!)
Most Greenbelt properties tagged from 7/31 - 8/9 - Dave Dunham (91 properties!!!); Runners up: Maureen Farren and Judy Graham-Garcia!
Youngest participant(s) - Lydia R. and her puppy!
Oldest participant - Dick Snellgrove
Most "baggage" (strollers, backpacks, etc - be creative!) - Lucy Sinclair, 50 pounds of trail croo supplies!
Most Greenbelt gear worn - Jennifer O'Neil - we especially liked the double hats!
Most creative outfit - No entries! So we are switching this to most enthusiasm in a photo! This goes to Marielle Yost and Christina Kalinowsky
Most scenic route - Maureen Farren at Jennie Lagoulis Reservation full of wildflowers!
Most elevation gain - Kent Sinclair for his hike in the Pemigewasset Wilderness!
Most interesting nature find - Rachel Baccile for her bunny friend!
Greenbelt is the most effective champion of land conservation, working to conserve the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes throughout the region.
If you are not raising funds through running, you can support Greenbelt with a direct donation.
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Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.