Thank you to everyone who braved the temperatures to run, walk, sing, play, register runners, pour water and cheer at our 23rd annual Melody Miles!  We raised $7,750 through race sponsorships, donations and race registrations to grant to the arts programs in HW Schools, and we couldn't have done it without all of you.  Thank you to our generous sponsors for your support!

Click the links for results:  5K, 5M

The pics here offer just a glimpse into a few highlights of the day... an 11 year old wins fastest female in the 5K, a 93 year old runs his 2nd Melody Miles, a 22 time Melody Miler wins the Mike Beresford award and fastest 60+ in the 5K, Bill Bowler presents the Gina Bowler 60+ fastest female in the 5K award, Benson the dog wins fastest non-human in the 5M and Fool's Paradise rocking us all the way from registration to the finish.

Check out all the fabulous photos thanks to our volunteer photographers Roger Perham and Margaret Brown by visiting our Facebook page or view all the race pics in our Google Drive at:  2018 Race Pics

Special thanks to Race Director Cheryl Glovsky and her entire FOTA team for another awesome Melody Miles.  Thank you Big Game Outfitters, North Shore Timing, the Hamilton PD, the staff at Winthrop Elementary and Fine Arts staff members: Katie Simko, Erik Fecke, Wendy Linkin and Kirsten Losee for your help coordinating volunteers, running the race and drumming along the race course!

Mark your calendars for Melody Miles 2019 - Saturday, May 25th! We'll see you all again at the start/finish line.

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Lace up your running shoes and join us for the 23rd annual Melody Miles 5M & 5K Road Race at Winthrop Elementary School, 325 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA on Saturday, May 26th, where all funds raised are used to help support arts education in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.

Pre-register online for $25 though May 24th.  Race day registration begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 26th.  The 5K and 5-Mile races begin at 10:00 AM.  Walkers are also welcome. Be one of the first 200 runners to register and receive a free Melody Miles T-shirt! 
Prizes will be awarded in nine categories for both the 5K and 5-Mile races.  In addition to the prizes, there will be a gold medal "Gina Bowler Award" given to a woman in the 60+ women's division in honor of Gina Bowler who was "a lifelong walker who loved runners too."  

Sign up to sing or play along the race course and sponsor the event with at $25 donation as a “Melody Maker”.   Eat at 15 Walnut all day on the 26th and 10% of your food purchased be donated to FOTA when you present the coupon via the link below or pick up a coupon at the race.   There are many opportunities to get involved this year!  Don't miss this beloved community event.  Click the links below!  

                           Race Registration       Sign Up to Sing or Play       Donate as Melody Maker

         Course Directions       Map of 5K Route          Map of 5M Route        15 Walnut Coupon



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MELODY MILES– May 27, 2017

The weather was perfect for the over 200 runners who ran our road race through beautiful Hamilton and Wenham.  We had a record number of talented musicians lining the route, a great band entertaining the crowd and lots of wonderful volunteers helping with all the administration.  Thank you to everyone who took part, sponsored us and made the day such a success, especially our sponsors!

Race results may be found here:  Race Results

Click the image below to see a slideshow of photos of the day