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    • 09 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Topsfield, MA
    • 14
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    Join us for this year's Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
    Sunday, June 9, 2024

    Registration limited to 20 and helmets are required for all riders. Ride will be walking only, horses must be well behaved in groups. Riders under 18 must provide a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Riders under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    The countryside lost a great friend in September 2016 when renowned horseman, Patrick Keough, passed away unexpectedly. Patrick loved to be out on the trails.  With the help of some generous donors we have created a trail fund in Patrick's memory.

    There will be no charge for this ride, but we ask that all riders make some gift, however large or small, in Patrick's memory. To make a donation to the Patrick Keough Memorial Trail Fund click here (Please click the box marked "Patrick Keough Memorial Trail Fund" under Donation Designation). MANY THANKS! To learn about the 2022 trail project funded by contributions to The Fund in Memory of Patrick Keough see our website here.

    Topsfield meet up location and ride route details included in registration confirmation email. If you have any questions contact the office at office@ectaonline.org or 978-468-1133.

    RELEASE FORM - Riders under 18 and a parent/guardian must sign this form and email or mail to ECTA office: office@ectaonline.org or PO Box 358, Hamilton, MA 01936.


    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Groton House Farm, 746 Highland Street, Hamilton, MA
    Register

    Summer Solstice Party
    Saturday, June 22, 2024
    Groton House Farm, Hamilton

    Come join us under the tent in a beautiful field at Groton House Farm, Saturday, June 22nd from 6 - 9:30 pm for our lively annual Summer Solstice Party, our biggest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy an appetizer table, complimentary beer and wine, and dinner from Creative Catering in Beverly, all while enjoying the sounds of Orville Gidding’s fantastic band!

    Browse our Silent Auction! We have many exciting and one-of-a-kind items including a handmade bird house by a local artist, a full CSA share from Iron Ox Farm, Bruins tickets, and much more. This year we will be live auctioning one item, a beautiful 16’ white cedar and mahogany canoe generously donated by White Rose Canoe of Newbury!

    Tickets: Members: $95; Non-Members: $105; Table for 10: $950.



    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Myopia Schooling Field, 394 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA

    Run for the Trails
    5 & 10 Mile Trail Run

    Saturday, September 21, 2024

    REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

    Online Registration Fees:
    5 Miles - $20 ECTA member, $30 non-member
    10 Miles - $25 ECTA member, $35 non-member
    (Online registration closes Sunday, September 15)

    All 2024 events will offer a $10 discount for ECTA Members. Become a Member before registration!

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    This race is part of the North Shore Trail Series 2024! For more info check out the North Shore Trail Series 

    Divisions:
    Men's and Women's 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
    Prizes: awarded to 1st and 2nd place overall and in each division!

    T-shirts guaranteed for first 100 registrants

    Race Day Registration: Registration will be available on day of race starting at 7:00AM, $5 increase each ticket type.
    Event day registration Fees:

    5 Miles - $25 ECTA member, $35 non-member
    10 Miles - $30 ECTA member, $40 non-member

    Course Map: CLICK HERE
    Thank you to the landowners who generously allow us to use their trails for this run: Myopia Schooling Field Trust, Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farm, Greenbelt,  Carrie and Camilla Rich, and Gary and Elaine Rogers. 

    Registration Form (if you'd rather mail it in with a check): CLICK HERE

    Liability Waiver (Print & Mail ONLY for those under 18): CLICK HERE

    Packet Pick-up and Check-in
    Numbers and T–shirts can be picked up at New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street in Beverly on Friday, September 20th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM. All those who pick their packets up early will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of shoes from NER! For those who cannot make it Friday, numbers can be picked up on the day of the race at the start/finish line from 7:00AM.  *First 100 runners registered are guaranteed a t shirt. Arrive early to avoid lines at check-in and/or bathrooms. We do start our races on time.

    Trail Etiquette
    The course was specifically designed to enable first-time trail runners and veterans to run side by side or individually and be challenged. We are competitive but not at the expense of enjoying each other’s company, embracing nature, or taking ourselves too seriously. Please be aware of other runners, be polite, chat and just enjoy the beautiful trail system on which you will be running.

    Train Times: A portion of the race goes over train tracks.  Please be aware that the train times for Saturday are as follows:  9:27A, 10:12A, 11:27A, 12:12P.



    • 30 Nov 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Patton Park, Hamilton, MA



    SAVE THE DATE
    THANKS FOR THE TRAILS 5k
    and Kids Fun Run

    SATURDAY November 30, 2024

    This race is part of the North Shore Trail Series 2024! For more info check out the North Shore Trail Series 


Past events

11 May 2024 10th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
23 Apr 2024 Spring Annual Meeting
20 Apr 2024 29th Annual Equine Expo & Tack Sale
30 Mar 2024 Tails for the Trails - 5k Casual Canicross
25 Nov 2023 6th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k
14 Oct 2023 Poker Bike Ride
16 Sep 2023 19th Annual Run for the Trails
16 Jul 2023 TRIFECTA Trail Challenge 2023
17 Jun 2023 ECTA's Annual Summer Solstice Party
03 Jun 2023 Guided Bird Walk
13 May 2023 9th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
07 May 2023 6th Annual Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
25 Apr 2023 Spring Annual Meeting
22 Apr 2023 28th Annual Equine Expo & Tack Sale
25 Mar 2023 Tails for the Trails - 5k Casual Canicross
25 Nov 2022 5th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k
15 Oct 2022 Poker Bike Ride
17 Sep 2022 18th Annual Run for the Trails
11 Sep 2022 West Newbury Riding & Driving Club Adventure Trail
18 Jun 2022 ECTA's Annual Summer Solstice Party
04 Jun 2022 Guided Bird Walk
03 Jun 2022 TRIFECTA Trail Challenge 2022
14 May 2022 8th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon
08 May 2022 5th Annual Ride in Memory of Patrick Keough
30 Apr 2022 27th Annual Equine Expo & Tack Sale
26 Apr 2022 Spring Annual Meeting
26 Nov 2021 4th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k
13 Nov 2021 Guided Walk of Cogswell's Grant
31 Oct 2021 Edible Avenue Walk
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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