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The results are in!!!

by on September 17, 2018

A hearty thanks to all of the wonderful people who came together to make Saturday’s Run for the Trails such a success! Sponsors, volunteers, runners– we couldn’t do it without you!  Here are the results!! 2018 ECTA Race Times- 5 mile   2018 ECTA Race Times- 10 mile

Register for Fall Runs Today!

by on July 9, 2018

ECTA will be hosting two runs this fall.  Check them out here!


by on May 30, 2018

Don’t forget to register for our ECTA Trail Jamboree June 23rd at Groton House Farm! Get outdoors and join us for a walk, run, bike, or ride (for all levels) from 12-3 and a party 3-6 featuring live music, animals, games, great food, and local beer!

Register HERE!

Spring Run Results

by on May 7, 2018

The results are in from Saturday’s Spring for the Trails Half Marathon (May 5th, 2018).  Check them out here!  Thank you to all the runners, to our dedicated volunteers, and to our wonderful sponsors!

ECTA receives grant from Institution for Savings!

by on January 24, 2018

ECTA is thrilled to announce that we have received a generous $50,000 grant from Institution for Savings.  Many, many thanks to Institution for Savings!  We are so grateful!  Check out the article here!!

ECTA Receives State Grant

by on September 29, 2017

ECTA is delighted to announce that we have been one of the lucky recipients of a state grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation!  Check out this article from the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle HERE!!!

Join us on Oct. 17th at Ipswich Ale!

by on September 27, 2017

You’re invited to help ECTA officially launch our new pale ale, Trail Blazer. As a long time sponsor of ECTA fundraising, Ipswich Ale has generously created this delicious amber drink for us. Please come eat, drink and raise money for the Essex trail system. Ipswich Ale is generously donating a portion of the night’s food and drinks proceeds to ECTA. When and Where?  Tuesday, October 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, located at 2 Brewery Place, Ipswich. Memberships will be available at the door!  All are welcome, free to attend.

Run for the Trails RESULTS!

by on September 18, 2017

Thank you to all of the wonderful runners who came out on Saturday morning to help us celebrate some of our amazing local trails with our 13th Annual Run for the Trails 5 and 10 mile runs.  95 ran on Saturday, many of whom participated in our new team competition!  Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, enthusiastic runners, and very generous sponsors.   Check out the results below! (more…)

Run for the Trails on Saturday!!

by on September 13, 2017

ECTA will be hosting our 13th Annual Run for the Trails 5 and 10 mile race this Saturday, September 16th.  The race is from 9am to 12pm, and starts at the Myopia Schooling Field in Hamilton.  If you would like to join us, we will be manning the registration tables starting at 7:30am.  Check us out!

ECTA’s 1st Adventure Biathlon!!!

by on July 19, 2017

Join ECTA for our inaugural Adventure Biathlon at Bradley Palmer State Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9am to 2pm!  This biathlon will take place on the trails and fields of Bradley Palmer and consist of a 5 mile run followed by a 10 mile bike.  You may either do this event as a team (each member must register individually), or as an individual. Register today!!