IPSWICH ALE HALF MARATHON
Saturday April 29, 2023 – 8 AM Start
Start/Finish at Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA
Happy New Years!
Its great to see that races, and runners, are back! Registration is off to a great start so don’t wait too long and risk having the race sell out. Register now!
3/22/23 – REGISTRATION UPDATE. We will be adding some registration slots. Starting tomorrow, March 23, 2023, registration will reopen. Registration will close for good when the additional slots are filled or on April 25, 2023 – whichever occurs first. For runners who sign up starting on March 23, 2023, yours will be a “no race t-shirt” registration (we don’t have the inventory). Registration cost will be $80 (plus fee). There will be no $100 late registration starting on April 1, 2023.
3/17/23 – The race is SOLD OUT. Thanks to all registered runners for your interest and support. We are looking at options to allow us to accept some additional runners. We will not have any info for you until next Tuesday or Wednesday. We will post an update at that time.
3/3/23 – REGISTRATION IS FILLING UP QUICKLY. WE ARE 85% FULL. AT THIS PACE, YOU CAN ASSUME THAT WE WILL SELL OUT AND REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE IN THE NEXT 2-3 WEEKS. DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER IF YOU WANT TO RUN!
3/2/23 – Welcome back to our friends and longtime supporters at Action Ambulance. We appreciate their continued support of the race and the critical role they play helping to ensure our runners have medical care out on the course if needed.
2/22/23 – Welcome back and thanks to BankGloucester who will once again sponsor our post race runners food, including pizza!
2/16/23 – RACE IS 65% FILLED – DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO REGISTER!
2/16/23 – Our highest priority is the safety and well being of all runners which means we are excited to welcome back Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals – Beth Israel Lahey Health. We are so grateful for their medical support at the finish line.
1/16/23 – Welcome back, and a big thanks, to our friends at Kayem Foods! Once again, Kayem joins us as a sponsor, offering free hot dogs to all of our runners and spectators. Another reason not to miss this race!
The Ipswich Ale Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023. The race starts and finishes at beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA. Don’t miss this popular half marathon on one of the prettiest courses you’ll ever run! Runners climb up and around the spectacular Crane Estate in the first mile – “Storming the Castle!” – before heading west on Argilla Road past open farmland, picturesque salt marshes and classic New England stone walls. The course winds through scenic neighborhoods along the Ipswich River before runners turn around and head back to Argilla Road and the final four miles to the finish line. To celebrate your race back at the beach, enjoy traditional runner recovery food, fresh pizza, grilled Kayem hot dogs and, of course, two free Ipswich Ale beers!
Hosted by the Ipswich Rotary, the Ipswich Ale Half Marathon would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, partners and dozens of volunteers. Proceeds from the race go to the Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust in support of local high school scholarships and other local charities. We want to thank our principle sponsors – Ipswich Ale Brewery and the Institution for Savings – for all that they do to make this race a success. We also want to express our gratitude to the Trustees of Reservations and the Ipswich YMCA for their extensive support.