Saturday, April 27, 2019

Start/Finish at Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

8:00 AM Start


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April 18, 2019 CHANGE:  Bib pick up on Friday, April 26th will be at Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, 2 Brewery Place, Ipswich, MA, from 11 AM – 7 PM. (It will NOT be at the Ipswich YMCA)

April 16, 2019 UPDATE:  Registration is still open, contrary to the SOLD OUT message that popped up on the registration site over the past 24 hours.  It was an administrative glitch and has been corrected.  That said, we have about 25 open slots remaining – once they are filled registration will close. If you want to run the race, you should register now. There will not be any race day registration.

April 5, 2019 UPDATE:  Great news!  The trained professionals at Bay State Physical Therapy will be at this year’s race providing free injury screenings and pre and  post race stretching!  Another on a long list of reasons not to miss this race!

March 29, 2019 UPDATE:  Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Kayem Foods free grilled hotdogs will be available to everyone – runners and spectators – at the post race party!  Thanks Kayem!!

March 12, 2019 UPDATE:  Huge shout out and thanks to our friends at Ipswich Ale Brewery! Thanks to their generous support and continued sponsorship, runners will receive two free beers at the post race party.  As always, proper I.D. will be required.  Cheers!

March 1, 2019 UPDATE:  We are excited to welcome HONEST TEA back as a race sponsor. Runners will be treated to delicious HONEST TEA products in the finish area!

The Ipswich Rotary and Ipswich Ale are excited to announce the fourth annual Ipswich Ale Half Marathon!

Don’t miss this fun race on one of the prettiest courses you’ll ever run! The Ipswich Ale Half Marathon starts and finishes at beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA. Runners climb up and around the spectacular Crane Estate – “Storming the Castle!” – in the first mile 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 and a great post-race party!

New this year!  All runners will receive an Ipswich Ale Half Marathon “Storm the Castle” race t-shirt as part of your registration fee.  In addition to a free beer courtesy of Ipswich Ale and traditional post race bagels and bananas, runners will also get free pizza!

Hosted by the Ipswich Rotary, the Ipswich Ale Half Marathon would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, partners and many volunteers. We want to thank our principle sponsors – Ipswich Ale 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, the Ipswich YMCA and the North Shore Physicians Group for their extensive support.  Proceeds from the race go to the Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust in support of local high school scholarships and other local charities.

Don’t wait to register – The field is limited and this race has sold out each of the past three years!    Click here to REGISTER!


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