5K Race and Half Marathon - or both races back-to-back!
Whether you're just hitting the road for the first time or already passionate about the sport, our races provide fun, festive and competitive events where everyone is welcome. Come enjoy beautiful ocean views as you run along the scenic coastline on Cape Ann and race towards our huge finish line arch!

The Fool’s Dual Race Series is a totally unique race concept. Jump into Spring with this foolish series that includes two challenging races that push runners to test your own limits. 

Racers are sure to meet new friends as well as fierce competitors along the way. Finish the 5K, grab some water and return to the starting line for the half marathon! Compete in the Fool's Dual to qualify for coveted prizes that will be the envy of friends and are sure to earn bragging rights in the running community.

Participate in either of the Fool's Dual races and earn a technical race shirt. Complete the half marathon and earn a custom finisher's medal. Runners that complete both of the Fool’s Dual races will also receive a custom running hat. With all that running, you deserve it!
April 5, 2020
9:00am 5K Race Start
10:00am Half Marathon Start
O'Maley Middle School
32 Cherry Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

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Due to the nature of event management there are no refunds, no exceptions. Safety is our top priority. The event organizer has the right to shorten or even cancel the event if, in his or her judgment, environmental conditions including weather become dangerous; in this situation no refunds will be given. No refunds or transfers will be granted in any situation including a cancellation due to poor weather directed by town officials. Final dates pending community approval.
5K Race:
$10 (Kids 12 and Under)
$25.99 by 12/31/19
$30.99 by 1/31/20 
$35.99 by 4/2/20

Half Marathon:
$59.99 by 12/31/19
$69.99 by 1/31/20
$79.99 by 4/2/20

Fool's Dual Challenge
(both races back-to-back)
$80.99 by 12/31/19
$90.99 by 1/31/20
$99.99 by 4/2/20
"My favorite race from this past year!"
  • Beer at Cape Ann Brewing
  • USATF Certified 13.1
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • Free Race Photos
  • Finisher Medals (13.1)
  • Women's & Men's Tech Shirts
  • Finisher Certificates (PDF)
  • Beautiful Scenic Course
  • Running Hat (2-race challenge)

Beer After the Race!
5K & Half Marathon 
or Both Races Back-to-Back!
Limited Fields. Don't Delay. Race Will Close When Registration is Full.