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    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Rail Trail Newburyport
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    Join us Saturday, October 30th for a guided tour of the Edible Avenue, an 8,000 sq. foot site on the Newburyport Rail trail, with its creator Jane Niebling.  Explore this site planted with trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers that are native to this area and have edible parts. Nearby and also on the Rail Trail, is a pollinator garden and a small vegetable garden that feeds a local food bank. This program will take slightly over an hour and is less than a mile walk.

    Meet in Newburyport at High Street opposite Bromfield Street. Plenty of street parking on High Street.

    This event is FREE for our members. Non-members $10.



    • 26 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Patton Park, Hamilton
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    ECTA is holding its 4th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the day after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton (November 26, 2021).  The 5k will begin at 10AM on November 26, and the Kids' Run will start at 9:30AM.  Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all!  In addition to cash (or gift certificates) for top finishers, and many other terrific prizes, there will be special prizes for the teams (co-ed) with the most runners and that have the best score (on a traditional XC scoring basis).  We are building on the fine tradition enjoyed by so many for many years with Gabe's Run, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gabe's Fund.  Whether you seek a personal record or camaraderie with old friends and rivals, this event is for you!  

    Divisions:  Men's and Women's 25 & Under, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, Over 65.
    T-Shirts: T-shirts guaranteed for first 150 5k registrants.

    Registration Fees: 

    • Pre-Registration for 5k (through Nov. 19th): Members = $20, Non-members = $30
    • Post-Registration for 5k (Race Day 7:30-8:25 AM at Patton Park): Members = $25, Non-members = $35
    • Kids' Run:  $15 per child (Children 12 and Under)

    All 2021 events will offer a $10 discount for ECTA Members.
    Become a Member BEFORE registration!

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      Team Competition:  For the team competition, only teams with at least 5 runners and at least 2 of each gender will be counted.  There will be special prizes for the Team with the largest number of runners will win and the fastest team (on a traditional XC scoring with at least 2 of each gender scoring) .Please mark your team name on your registration, or email it to office@ectaonline.org.

      Family Competition:  There will also be a special prize for the Family with the largest number of runners registered, including Kids Fun Run. Please mark your Family name on your registration, or email it to office@ectaonline.org.

      Kids' Fun Run: This 1-mile fun run for younger runners (12 and under) will begin at 9:30 AM sharp.  It will start and finish at the 5K starting/finishing line(s). 

      Packet Pick-up:  If you wish to pick up your bib and t-shirt early (for pre-registered runners ONLY), we will be at New England Running Company at 43 Enon Street in Beverly during the day on Wednesday, November 24th from 10am-5pm.  Otherwise, pick it up at the pre-registration table at the race starting at 7am.

      Parking and race start:  Just north of the race start/finish in Patton Park by the tennis courts and WW2 tank (in the direction of Ipswich), we will have use of a large parking area on the Myopia Schooling fields.  The entrance is marked with ECTA and Parking signs on Route 1A and is generally across the street from the First United Methodist Church. From your car, you can reach the starting area by walking/jogging a couple hundred yards south on Route 1A, or across the fields.   PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE POLICE OR WINTHROP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARKING LOTS.

      Bag Check:  November weather can be pretty chilly.  The race time temperature will probably be around freezing.  Please dress accordingly.  We will have a gear check table/tent if you want to leave your jackets, sweatpants, etc. during the race.

      Post-race:  We will have plenty of food and drinks in the finish area, so please enjoy the refreshments while awaiting the awards and lucky number winners at or about 10:40am. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women.Cash or merchandise prizes to the fastest and largest teams.  Merchandise prizes to top 3 in the age groups.  At least 15 lucky number prizes.  

      Results: will be posted in the finish area and published promptly.

      Course Maps:  5K Map - click here     Kids' Run Map - click here


      Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

      Support the people who support us!  Click on the logos to check out the websites of our sponsors!  We couldn't do it without them!








    Past events

    16 Oct 2021 Poker Bike Ride
    18 Sep 2021 17th Annual Run for the Trails
    12 Sep 2021 West Newbury Riding & Driving Club Adventure Trail
    11 Sep 2021 Mushroom Walk
    21 Aug 2021 26th Annual Equine Tack and Paraphernalia Sale
    05 Jun 2021 4th Annual Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
    05 Jun 2021 Guided Bird Walk
    14 May 2021 TRIFECTA Trail Challenge 2021
    08 May 2021 7th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    21 Nov 2020 3rd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k
    17 Oct 2020 6th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    04 Oct 2020 3rd Annual Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
    19 Sep 2020 16th Annual Run for the Trails
    13 Sep 2020 West Newbury Riding & Driving Club Adventure Trail
    29 Aug 2020 25th Annual Equine Tack and Paraphernalia Sale
    23 Aug 2020 Spring Trail Ride Postponed to August 23, 2020
    19 Jul 2020 Waldingfield Horse Driving Trials
    20 Jun 2020 ECTA's Annual Summer Solstice Party Cancelled!
    12 Jun 2020 TRIFECTA Trail Challenge 2020
    21 Apr 2020 Spring Annual Meeting has been Cancelled
    08 Mar 2020 Dow Brook Daylight Savings Walk with IRWA
    09 Feb 2020 Ski to the Black Cow
    08 Feb 2020 Winter Walk with IRWA
    29 Nov 2019 2nd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k
    17 Nov 2019 Autumn Trail Ride
    21 Sep 2019 15th Annual Run for the Trails
    22 Jun 2019 ECTA's Annual Summer Solstice Party
    02 Jun 2019 2nd Annual Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
    11 May 2019 5th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    27 Apr 2019 24th Annual Equine Expo
    23 Apr 2019 Spring Annual Meeting
    14 Apr 2019 Dow Brook Vernal Pool Walk with IRWA
    09 Feb 2019 Signs of Life Walk with IRWA
    13 Jan 2019 Ski to the Black Cow *POSTPONED*
    23 Nov 2018 Thanks for the Trails 5k
    15 Sep 2018 14th Annual Run for the Trails
    23 Jun 2018 ECTA Trail Jamboree
    09 Jun 2018 Volunteer Work Day in Wenham!
    02 Jun 2018 Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
    26 May 2018 Nature Walk at Chebacco Woods
    05 May 2018 4th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    28 Apr 2018 23rd Annual Equine Expo
    17 Apr 2018 Spring Annual Meeting
    07 Apr 2018 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    24 Mar 2018 Ski to the Black Cow CANCELLED
    30 Dec 2017 Ski to Ipswich Ale Brewery
    24 Nov 2017 Not Too Stuffed to Hike at Bradley Palmer
    22 Oct 2017 Autumn Trail Ride
    17 Oct 2017 ECTA night at Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table
    30 Sep 2017 Adventure Biathlon: CANCELLED
    16 Sep 2017 13th Annual Run for the Trails
    17 Jun 2017 ECTA's Annual Summer Solstice Party
    03 Jun 2017 National Trails Day Walk
    28 May 2017 Sagamore Hill Conservation Area/Donovan Reservation Trail Ride
    13 May 2017 3rd Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    29 Apr 2017 22nd Annual Equine Expo
    11 Apr 2017 Spring Annual Meeting
    08 Apr 2017 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    11 Feb 2017 Ski to the Black Cow
    19 Nov 2016 Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride
    22 Oct 2016 Discover Hamilton Trail Walk
    25 Sep 2016 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    17 Sep 2016 12th Annual Run for the Trails
    11 Sep 2016 West Newbury Riding & Driving Club Adventure Trail Day
    28 Aug 2016 Donovan Hill Trail Ride
    24 Jul 2016 Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride
    17 Jul 2016 Waldingfield Horse Driving Trials
    26 Jun 2016 Tree and Plant Walk at Riverbend, West Newbury
    18 Jun 2016 Summer Solstice Party
    04 Jun 2016 ECTAthlon 2016
    14 May 2016 2nd Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    07 May 2016 Chebacco Woods Trail Walk
    01 May 2016 Virtual Race 1: Appleton Farms
    01 May 2016 Virtual Race 2: Willowdale State Forest
    01 May 2016 Virtual Race 3: Riverbend Conservation Area, West Newbury
    30 Apr 2016 21st Annual Equine Expo
    24 Apr 2016 West Newbury Magnolia & Woods Walk
    19 Apr 2016 Spring Annual Meeting
    09 Apr 2016 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    19 Mar 2016 Warbler Alley Walk in West Newbury
    21 Feb 2016 Ski to the Village Pancake House
    15 Feb 2016 Ski to the Black Cow RESCHEDULED
    09 Jan 2016 Stories from the Wild Side at Bradley Palmer
    22 Dec 2015 DCR's Winter Solstice Celebration
    18 Oct 2015 Donovan Hill Trail Ride
    27 Sep 2015 Ipswich River Tree Walk
    20 Sep 2015 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    19 Sep 2015 11th Annual Run for the Trails
    13 Sep 2015 West Newbury Riding & Driving Club Adventure Trail Day
    23 Aug 2015 ECTA Polo Day
    20 Jun 2015 Summer Solstice Party
    06 Jun 2015 ECTAthlon 2015
    03 May 2015 Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
    21 Apr 2015 Spring Annual Meeting
    18 Apr 2015 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    22 Mar 2015 Mill Pond Snowshoe Hike
    21 Feb 2015 Snowshoe to the Village Pancake House
    18 Jan 2015 Hike to the Black Cow
    16 Nov 2014 Sagamore Hill Trail Ride
    25 Oct 2014 Volunteer Trail Work Day
    19 Oct 2014 West Newbury Open Space Hike
    18 Oct 2014 Discover Hamilton Trail Walk
    18 Oct 2014 Pan-Ipswich Challenge - CANCELLED
    21 Sep 2014 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    20 Sep 2014 10th Annual Run for the Trails
    01 Sep 2014 Pipestave Hill Trail Ride
    24 Aug 2014 ECTA Polo Day
    17 Aug 2014 Donovan Hill Trail Ride
    21 Jun 2014 Summer Solstice Raffle
    21 Jun 2014 Summer Solstice Festival
    07 Jun 2014 ECTAthlon 2014
    24 May 2014 Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride - CANCELLED
    18 May 2014 Ipswich River Paddle
    10 May 2014 Ipswich River Tree Walk
    27 Apr 2014 West Newbury Magnolia & Woods Walk
    26 Apr 2014 Equine Expo
    19 Apr 2014 Volunteer Trail Work Day
    12 Apr 2014 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    01 Apr 2014 Spring Annual Meeting
    22 Mar 2014 Mill Pond Trail Walk
    16 Feb 2014 Ski/Snowshoe to the Village Pancake House
    18 Jan 2014 Hike to the Black Cow
    01 Jan 2014 DCR First Day Hike at Bradley Palmer
    05 Dec 2013 Winter Tracks Benefit Party
    18 Nov 2013 Winter Tracks Raffle
    09 Nov 2013 Volunteer Trail Work Day
    26 Oct 2013 Pan-Ipswich Challenge - Cancelled
    20 Oct 2013 IRWA Trail Walk
    19 Oct 2013 DCR Full Moon Hike
    19 Oct 2013 WNOS Fall Trail Hike
    29 Sep 2013 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    21 Sep 2013 9th Annual Run for the Trails
    15 Sep 2013 WNRDC Adventure Trail Day
    18 Aug 2013 Explore Ipswich Trail Ride
    21 Jul 2013 Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride
    14 Jul 2013 Waldingfield Horse Driving Trials
    23 Jun 2013 ECTA Polo Day
    22 Jun 2013 Chebacco Woods Trail Walk
    09 Jun 2013 Ipswich River Tree Walk
    01 Jun 2013 ECTAthlon 2013
    18 May 2013 Discover Hamilton Trail Walk
    27 Apr 2013 Riverbend Trail Walk
    14 Apr 2013 Rail Trail Bike Ride
    09 Apr 2013 Spring Annual Meeting
    23 Mar 2013 Mill Pond Trail Walk
    10 Mar 2013 X-Country Ski at Turner Hill Farm
    24 Feb 2013 Ski/Snowshoe from to Sal's Pizza - CANCELLED
    02 Feb 2013 NE Sled Dog Races - CANCELLED
    26 Jan 2013 Hike to the Black Cow
    17 Jan 2013 Shelly Gill Presentation
    21 Dec 2012 West Newbury Trail Walks
    08 Dec 2012 Turkey Hill Trail Walk
    23 Nov 2012 WNRDC Post-Turkey Ride/Walk
    03 Nov 2012 Volunteer Trail Work Day
    29 Sep 2012 Discover Hamilton Trail Walk
    29 Sep 2012 REI Volunteer Work Day at Bradley Palmer
    22 Sep 2012 Riverbend Trail Walk
    16 Sep 2012 WNRDC Adventure Trail
    15 Sep 2012 8th Annual Run for the Trails
    07 Sep 2012 Endless Summer Party
    07 Sep 2012 Endless Summer Raffle
    26 Aug 2012 Explore Ipswich Trail Ride
    15 Jul 2012 Waldingfield Horse Driving Trials
    17 Jun 2012 ECTA Cup at Myopia Polo
    02 Jun 2012 ECTAthlon 2012
    19 May 2012 Topsfield Rail Trail Bicycle Ride
    11 May 2012 ECTAthlon Mountain Bike Raffle
    05 May 2012 Pan-Ipswich Challenge
    28 Apr 2012 Equine Expo
    22 Apr 2012 Appleton Farms Trail Walk
    14 Apr 2012 Chebacco Woods Trail Walk
    07 Apr 2012 Riverbend Trail Walk
    19 Mar 2012 Essex Trail Mapping
    10 Mar 2012 Hike to the Village Pancake House
    11 Feb 2012 Hike to The Black Cow
    11 Jan 2012 Sled Dog Lecture by Dr. Jerry Vanek
    15 Nov 2011 Open Board Meeting
    13 Nov 2011 Donovan/Sagamore Hill Walk
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