Make It a Hat Trick and Be Rewarded

22.4 miles.  39,424 yards.  118,272 feet.  1,419,264 inches

No matter how you measure it, racing the Hat Trick at The Classic in July is an accomplishment. Finish the 5K, 10K and  Half Marathon and not only do you get a medal for each race, but you get an additional one for completing the FIVE & DIME on Saturday and another one for the Hat Trick on Sunday. That’s a lot of bling – FIVE medals in total for being one of the few to complete the challenge.

Fast Facts

RACE DATES & TIMES

  • 5K Race – 7am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • 10K Race – 8:30am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Kid’s Runs – 10am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Celebrity Mile – 11am Sat., July 22, 2017
  • Half Marathon – 7am Sun., July 23, 2017

GOING LONG AT THE CLASSIC

  • Do the Hat Trick 5K + 10K + Half Marathon
  • Run the Five & Dime 5K + 10K

Merrimack College Address:  315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845


Five and Dime – It’s a Big Deal

9.3 miles. 16,368 yards. 49,104 feet. 589,248 inches.

The numbers don’t lie: racing the Five & Dime at The Classic is a big deal and one that comes with a sense of accomplishment, a runner’s high, and THREE beautiful medals. #DoThe5&10 #RunTheClassic.


Half Marathon

The Half Marathon takes runners on a tour of a classic New England community. Starting and finishing on the picturesque campus of Merrimack College, runners will pass through beautiful downtown Andover and its surrounding, charming neighborhoods, on their way to completing 13.1 miles. With cheer zones scattered throughout, runners can enjoy themselves every step of the way. Water stations and portable toilets are located roughly every 1.5 miles to ensure runners have a safe and enjoyable running experience.


5K & 10K

For those running to beat the clock, for fun or for the first time; the 5K and 10K distances are for you. The routes meander through the historic neighborhoods around Merrimack campus. The 5K offers runners a fast, one-loop course through the back roads of Andover, while the 10K features a runner-friendly course with rolling hills, as runners pass by the historic Phillips Academy Andover campus. Water stations, medical stations, and portable toilets are placed appropriately throughout both the 5K & 10K, and are staffed by high energy volunteers ready to cheer on all of the runners.


Medals

MARK THE JOURNEY FROM THE FIRST TRAINING RUN TO THE FINISH LINE

            


MAPS

CHECK OUT THE COURSE MAPS AT THE CLASSIC




COURSE VIDEOS

CHECK OUT THE COURSE VIDEOS FOR THE CLASSIC


Celebrity Mile presented by Fuddruckers

CELEBRITY MILE ENTRANTS  • UP TO DATE (as of 7/18/17)

  • Carlos Arredondo, Boston Marathon Bombing Responder
  • Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
  • Brian Bell, Producer – WROR Loren and Wally Show
  • Sue Brady, Mix 104.1 Jock
  • David Brown, Former Meterologist Ch. 5 Boston – Chief Advancement Officer Massachusetts Association for the Blind
  • Steve Buckley, Boston Herald Sports Columnist
  • Bill Burt, Sports Reporter – Lawrence Eagle Tribune
  • Dan Clark, Massachusetts State Trooper – The Singing Trooper
  • Steve Cooper, Ch. 7 News Reporter
  • Mark Dennehy, Merrimack College Men’s Hockey Coach & Associate Athletic Director
  • Billy Evans, Boston Police Commissioner
  • Eric Fisher, Chief Meteorologist – WBZ-TV News
  • Jack Fultz, Boston Marathon Winner, 1978
  • Hal Gabriel, Veteran Triathlete and Marathoner
  • Jeremy Gibson, Merrimack College Director of Athletics
  • Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director
  • Erin Hamlen, Merrimack Head Coach Women’s Hockey
  • Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
  • Dick Hoyt, Father of Father and Son Team Hoyt
  • Lisa Hughes, WBZ Ch. 4 Award Winning News Anchor
  • Max Lane, Former New England Patriots Offensive Lineman
  • Dave McGillivray, President DMSE Sports, Boston Marathon Race Director
  • Scott & Jack Middlemiss, Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation
  • Hank Morse, WROR – Radio Personality – Loren and Wally Show
  • Diana Nyad, Champion Long-Distance Swimmer – Cuba to Florida swim record holder
  • Tom O’Keefe, Founder, @BostonTweet and Flutter
  • Becca Pizzi, World Marathon Challenge Champion
  • Bill Richard, Martin Richard Charitable Foundation
  • Henry Richard, Martin Richard Charitable Foundation
  • Geoff Smith, Boston Marathon Winner, 1984 and 1985
  • Karen Smyers, Ironman Triathlon World Champion
  • Shira Springer, WBUR / NPR
  • Jamie Staton, Sports Anchor / Director at Channel 9, Manchester NH
  • Coach Bill Squires, Coach to Greater Boston Track Club and numerous Olympians
  • Bob Sweeney, Executive Director Boston Bruins Foundation
  • Sunita Williams, American Astronaut
  • Bart Yasso, Runner’s World Chief Running Officer

The Fuddruckers Kid’s Fun Run

Make sure you stick around for the Kids Runs after the 10K on Saturday. We welcome kids ranging from ages 4 & under up to 12 years old, to join us on a beautiful, looped course through the Merrimack College campus. Parents will be able to see their kids at all times as they run their 1, 2, or 3 laps around the course. Of course, parents can run with the younger kids, if they can keep up!

AGES 12 & UNDER – DISTANCES

  • ¼ mile – 5 and under
  • ½ mile – 6 to 8
  • 1 mile – 9 to 12

MINIMUM AGE FOR ALL RACES

  • 5K – 8+
  • 10K – 13+
  • Half Marathon – 16+’

Fuddruckers

There are 260 Fuddruckers restaurants in the USA and around the world. The four Fuddruckers restaurants in Massachusetts – North Andover, Saugus, Reading, and Methuen – are franchises owned and operated by Jim Boland. Fuddruckers offers high-quality burgers at a moderate price, cooks them to order, and then allows guests to participate in the experience by topping their burger with the freshest produce and the finest condiments. Our Massachusetts restaurants host hundreds of fundraisers each year.

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After Party

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a beer garden where runners and their friends/family may enjoy some beer and light snacks. Runners will receive a FREE pint of Barb’s Beer, and additional food and beer will be available at a nominal cost. Barb’s Beer was created in honor of Barbara Murphy, who, in 2013, succumbed to non-smoker’s lung cancer. Proceeds from the sale of Barb’s Beer go toward Cancer Grace, a charity established by Barb’s oncologist with the mission of curing lung cancer.



Race Rules

Race rules for all distance races can be found here.


Contact Us

DMSE SPORTS
77 Bear Hill Road • North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
phone – 978.258.8226 • fax – 978.258.8336
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