Wicked Group Runs

Join Us for a Weekly Run and “Get Caught Running” With the Wicked Running Club!

Please note: All runs listed here are informal and the Club cannot guarantee any level of participation on any given week. While most of the runs do have consistent participation, the number of runners in attendance can vary greatly from week to week. We highly recommend joining and checking in on each run’s Facebook group regularly for more information.

Saturday Morning Group Run at 8:00 a.m.

Go Classic: This is the group run that started them all! Each Saturday morning the club meets at Forest River Park, 32 Clifton Street in Salem and the distances and paces vary. Meet at Forest River Park at 8:00 a.m. for the Wicked Saturday Morning Group Run. This run has been meeting for years . This run is great for all paces and you can run as short or long as you’d like. No need to RSVP–just show up and run!

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Thursday at 6:45 p.m.

“No Rest for the Wicked” (a.k.a. NRFTW).  The route is about 3.1 miles and Wicked runners meet at the Salem Common entrance by the Hawthorne Hotel. They meet rain or shine, provided there are no municipal/governmental storm warnings in effect requesting people to stay at home.

Route details:

  • Salem Common to Little Hawthorne Blvd.
  • A left on Derby Street and partway into Juniper Point
  • A left on Lowell Street continuing through the Willows parking lot area
  • Left on Memorial Drive which eventually becomes Essex Street
  • Left onto Little Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Finishes at the corner of Little Hawthorne Blvd. and Derby Street by the Immaculate Conception parking lot

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Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

“Donut Worry Be Happy Sundays” is a fun four-mile scenic route through Salem – rain or shine. Runners meet at the Salem Commons entrance by the Hawthorne Hotel (in case of rain – under the hotel canopy). We welcome all paces and abilities! This is an untimed “you do you” run – feel free to stay with the group, cut the route short, make the route longer, do a tempo run, walk/run etc. The most important thing to keep in mind if you get separated from the pack, is to join us at In A Pig’s Eye at 10am for “refueling.” (Beer, bloodies, pancakes… this run is just a clever ruse to make unwise dietary decisions and socialize with your fellow runners).

(Um, so what’s the deal with the donuts? We used to meet up at 62 when they had a home-made donut and cocktail bar on Sundays. Sadly, that no longer exits – but we kept the name out of convenience/laziness. And of course, the “spirit of the donut” lives on in all of us).

Here is a link to the course:

Check out the Facebook page!


Route details:

  • Head through the Salem Commons and onto Andrew St
  • Cross Webb St and head onto the bike/pedestrian path along Collins Cove
  • Continue onto Szeteka Ln/Memorial Dr
  • Continue onto Restaurant Row (past Dead Horse Beach) and take the pedestrian path around Willows Park
  • Exit Willows Park onto Beach Ave
  • Turn left onto Bay View Ave
  • Turn left onto Columbus Ave
  • Continue down Fort Ave
  • Continue onto Derby St
  • Turn left into the Salem Maritime Park entrance
  • Head to the lighthouse, turn around to come back and end at the Friendship for 4.0miles.  (Or you can just stop at the Friendship for 3.5miles)

Slowest Runner Sets the Pace Group Runs

Are you new to running? Making a comeback? Do you enjoy running with a fun group of people? The Slowest Runner Sets the Pace group might be just perfect for you! The group meets at various times through the week for both running and cross-training opportunities. Get the most up-to-date schedule and workouts by joining the Slowest Runner Sets the Pace facebook group.


Other Group Runs

In addition to these Wicked runs, there are a number of other non-affilated weekly group runs throughtout the North Shore that members of the club frequently attend, including:

  • Wednesday nights Notch Metres for Litres meets at 6:30 p.m. at Notch Brewing Company, 283R Derby Street, Salem, MA
  • Wednesday nights the D5K meets at 7:15 p.m. at Panini Pizzeria, 11 Maple Street, Danvers, MA
  • Thursday nights a group meets at 6:15 p.m. at New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA
  • Thursday nights the RUN ABV group leaves at 6:30 p.m. from the Gentile Brewing Company, 59 Park Street, Beverly, MA
  • Thursday nights the Thirsty Thursday Run Club departs from True North Ale Company, 116 County Road, Ipswich, MA

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