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Who: Runners, walkers, families, and stroller walkers welcome!
Dates: October 17th to 30th - run any or all of these days!
Location: Create your own route past Kamon Farm on Pineswamp Road in Ipswich, or run/walk on any Greenbelt trail. If you're not in Essex County, run wherever you are!
Registration fee: $30 per person. Your registration fee – and additional donations that are greatly appreciated - will go directly to conserve Kamon Farm.
Register Online until October 30 at noon.
You’ll also receive either a complimentary Greenbelt buff or hat* and bib# mailed directly to your home. (*hats are available while supplies last)
#GreenbeltRuns - Share your photos with your buff or hat and bib!
Runners who run/walk past Kamon Farm are encouraged to share a photo with one or more Greenbelt signs you'll find along the road!
Learn more about the Kamon Farm Conservation Project at ecga.org/kamonfarm
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.