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The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in costume, majority Devil Theme costumes. People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem and join us for one Hell of a Good time. Typically the event falls on the Saturday before Halloween, and this upcoming year will mark the second time in Devils Chase History that the event has fallen on Halloween Day! The Devils Chase in its 7th year now attracts more than 1000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks in hand for a scenic 6.66 mile race past a variety of Salem's well known landmarks including the Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum, a Real Haunted House, the Custom House, Salem's Derby Wharf, the House of Seven Gables and more. The course provides two sections of in and outs allowing runners to pass their fellow Devils and admire all of the unique and entertaining costumes. You'll know your nearing the end of the race when you begin running through an eerie spooky foggy finish.
8am start time - 6:30am registration and packet pickup will open
Soccer Field, Salem Willows, Salem, Ma. (Other Side of 129 Fort Ave)
Cost: $45 (After Oct 1 $50) $55 on Race Day
Packet Pick-up Options :
Thursday October 29th -3pm-6pm at Greater Boston Running Company, Vinnin Square, Swampscott MA
Friday October 30th - 3pm-6pm at Greater Boston Running Company
Race Day: 6:00am-8am (race site)
This is a charity event to benefit The Plummer Home: a 501C-3 Non-Profit Organization. www.plummerhome.org
Who will be the proud runner wearing BIB 666 in this years Devils Chase 6.66 Miler? This years BIB 666 auction comes with a basket full of goodies that values more than $500!! This years custom basket will include: A Devils Chase Custom Race Glass, Tavern in the Square Gift Certificate, Long Sleeve Cotton Zombie Shirt, Framed 666 BIB, Wooden Homemade Pitchfork, Free Comp Entry to any B&S Event, Free Comp Entry to 2016 Devils Chase, 1 month Unlimited Membership to any B&S Boot Camp, 1 hour Massage to A Sacred Place Wellness in Salem, Free On-Ramp to CrossFit IronSpider, b Positive Custom Devils Chase T-Shirt, and Devils Chase Tote Bag.
View a course map: Click here
Cash Prize To Top Male and Female Devil! (see costume details below)
Overall Male/Female Finisher, 1st, 2nd and 3rd M/F in each age group: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Must include, horns, pitchfork, and a cape or tail.
DEVIL Costumes Prizes to 30 Devils:
ONLY "Devil" Costumes will be eligible for these awards. This includes "Devil Theme" costumes (Deviled Eggs, Devil Food Cake, etc..) Devil's Chase beer, wine and other goodies will be awarded! Please report to the B&S Fitness Canopy at 7:15am for judging. Awards will be given before the award ceremony at the end of the race.
Halloween Costume Prize Info:
We will be awarding runners with the 10 best Halloween costumes. Please report to the B&S Fitness Canopy at 7:15am for judging. Awards will be given before the award ceremony at the end of the race.
2015 Event Merchandise
Location: Any location
Runners from all over the world will be participating in this 6.66 virtual run. The objective is to bring this fun, unique event to the masses who can’t make the trip to Salem, MA for the live run. You will receive a bib # and custom long sleeve tech shirt, then between Oct 26th and 31st you will complete your 6.66 miles and send via email your mileage, associated time, and any pictures that were taken. You will submit your time by the deadline of Oct 31st at midnight, then we will send out your finisher medal.
Where in the world will runner 666 be? Bib #666 will be auctioned off 10 days prior to Oct 24th. All proceeds from this auction will be directly allocated towards the Plummer Home for Boys our event beneficiary.
Plummer Home for Boys is a private, non-profit entity that has existed for over 150 years. It provides services for adolescent and young adult males from throughout the North shore who have a history of abuse and neglect and/or are struggling with managing their behaviors. The Home works to instill in each boy a sense of hope and confidence, to learn more adaptive behaviors, and to develop greater self-esteem in order to help them lead fulfilling lives.
2014 Results: Click here.
2013 Results: Click here.
2012 Results: Click here.
2011 Results: Click here.
2009 Results: Click here.
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Race Refunds and event cancellations:
Due to the nature of event management there are no refunds, no exceptions. 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.
Contact: B&S Event Management at firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 836-0271
First off I want to say that it sure was a lot of fun to participate in your race today. Wasn't sure what to expect and used the Active Schwaggle to enter (got my running partner to do it also) and we were very pleasantly surprised. Great course, lots of energy and enthusiasm in the crowd of runners and volunteers, very cool shirts. It sure was a great time all around and I really enjoyed the chance to dress up in my devil's outfit! -CB
Wandering Star said:
This was my first time running the Devil's Chase (and the 2nd annual one, I believe) and, overall, it was a pleasant experience. The energy level was high, costumes fun and creative, refreshments ample, people friendly, weather cooperative, parking convenient, and course scenic (and not too hilly!). To boot I won a bottle of wine for my costume, which was validating.
Jim LaMothe said:
Fun race all around. The costumes, the energy of the crowds and the fellowship among runners gave the event a very positive vibe. One good thing about the course is that, on three different occasions, the runners pass each other on out and back runs. This creates a nice feeling of community, which is a big reason I run in road races. Obviously disappointing to have to wait for acurate times to be posted, especially when you run faster than your goal as I did. With a little tweaking, this will be one of the most popular road races if the year in our region
Timing issues aside, this was a great race. I flew up from Miami for Halloween in Salem and registered for this race during the end of the week. The course was fantastic, including tons of water views and a portion of the race that sent us through the edge of the docks with a Devil waiting for us in the middle. Also, the TEK race shirts were a nice bonus to assist with the fact that my Miami ass was freezing. The course wasn't the only fantastic part, the locals of Salem were terrific. Thousands of people cheered from their houses, the center of town, and the like. The fans who were out and about at 8 in the morning made this race a great run.
I just wanted to tell you that the Devil's Chase race was one of the funnest races my husband and I have done. It was such a pretty course thru Salem, fan support was great thru the neighborhoods, and I've never been offered Bloody Mary's on the course before! We missed the zombie dance, but I guess that's just an incentive to run faster next time! :)