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Greenbelt Hosts 10th Annual Run for the Hills July 15th

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June 30, 2017

Greenbelt Hosts 10th Annual Run for the Hills July 15th in Hamilton
Part of the 2017 Brooks-New England Running Co. Road & Trail Series

Essex, MA, June 30, 2017: Greenbelt, Essex County’s land trust, invites runners of all levels to the 10th running of its popular trail run through the beautiful wooded hills of the Pingree Reservation on Saturday morning, July 15th. The Pingree School, 537 Highland Street, in South Hamilton will serve as the base camp for the 5K and 10K races, both of which begin at 9am. 
The 10K is part of the 2017 Brooks-New England Running Company Road & Trail  Series.  With races ranging from a 5K to marathon, over a diverse variety of terrain, runners of all ability levels will experience the full gamut of racing on the North Shore. Races will take place in Salem, Beverly, Lynn, Danvers, Essex, Ipswich and Hamilton. Proceeds help support local non-profit agencies and charities, so your hard work will not only be rewarded, but will help benefit community programs on the North Shore. 
The popular Run for the Hills, hosted by Greenbelt, is the fourth race in the series. Runners can preview the course map and pre-register online at until noon on Thursday, July 13.  Participants may also register on race-day at Pingree, one hour ahead of the race start time.
The final Greenbelt race in the 2017 Brooks-New England Running Co. Road and Trail Series will be offered on Saturday, August 23rd, 9am start, from the Cox Reservation in Essex. This 5.3-mile combination road and trail loop ventures out to Conomo Point and back. 
 “Greenbelt’s participation in this new Road & Trail Series is just one example of how the public can use and enjoy the variety of conserved properties throughout Essex
County,” said Ed Becker. 
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About Greenbelt: 
Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected more than 17,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs, visit or call 978-768-7241.

Mary Williamson
Director of Development & Community Engagement 
Greenbelt | Essex County's Land Trust
82 Eastern Avenue
Essex, MA 01929