3/20 – All registered runners should have received an email this week.  If you registered, you will receive a refund of your $65 registration fee.  We are unable to refund the PayPal processing fee.  We ask your patience and understanding as processing refunds will likely take several weeks.  We are a small organization and refunds are a runner by runner process.  Please try to hold your refund related questions for a few weeks.  However, if you do have a question, please email northshoretiming@yahoo.com.  Thanks!


3/18 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Ipswich Ale Half Marathon has been canceled.  Thank you for interest and support.  We look forward to seeing you next year.  Be safe and stay healthy!



Saturday, April 25, 2020

Start/Finish at Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

8:00 AM Start


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3/11 – Runners get two free beers!  Thanks to the generosity of Ipswich Ale Brewery and the Ipswich Rotary Club, your registration entitles you to two free, delicious Ipswich Ale beers (I.D. required)!  

2/27 – We are excited to welcome HINT water to the race!  HINT’s delicious fruit infused flavored waters will be available to runners and spectators at the post race party — all free!  

2/26 – We also welcome back the great folks at Bay State Physical Therapy! Thanks to the support of the wonderful team of professionals at Bay State Physical Therapy, runners will once again have the opportunity to take advantage of free injury screenings and pre and post race stretching!  

2/25 – We want to welcome back Kayem Foods!  Thanks to Kayem’s continued generosity and support, runners and spectators will once again be treated to delicious grilled hot dogs at the post race party — all free!

The Ipswich Rotary and Ipswich Ale Brewery are excited to announce the fifth 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!

All runners will receive an Ipswich Ale Half Marathon “Storm the Castle” race t-shirt and finisher’s medal.  In addition to traditional post race bagels and bananas, runners will also get pizza and an Ipswich Ale Brewery Beer!  And thanks to Kayem Foods, runners and spectators will once again all be treated to free grilled hotdogs!

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. 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, 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.



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