Howling Wolf Half

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 – Stoneham, MA




Join us at the Stone Zoo for the 2nd annual Howling Wolf Half Marathon! Race entry includes admission to the zoo ($17 value), a beautiful finisher’s medal, and our wild post-race party with lots of craft beers! (2016 brewery partners still TBD, but we know Mighty Squirrel and Lagunitas will be there!)finisher medal

Entry fee:
$52 until 10/14
$55 10/15-10/24
$60 10/25-10/29
$70 on Raceday



2015 Howling Wolf Collage

Team captain perks:
Create a team, recruit at least 3 other teammates and you’ll get free into our Super Sunday 5K/5M! Once you’ve got 4 runners on your team, email for your coupon code. We’ll also have prizes for the captains of the three largest teams.

Chip timing:
The Howling Wolf Half Marathon is a chip-timed event. An RFID timing chip will be on the back of your race number.


Route starts and finishes at the Stone Zoo:
One 4.8 mile clockwise lap of the Spot Pond loop,
+.6 mile to left on Ravine Road
then one 3.5 mile clockwise lap of the Ravine Road loop,
then one 4.2 mile clockwise lap of the Spot Pond loop to finish.

You will have seven water stations on the course. (1.5m, 3.2m, 4.8m
6.5m, 7.9m, 9.8m, 11.4m)

We’ll have toilets next to the start line, which you’ll pass 4.8 miles into the race. We’ll also have a toilet at the Flynn Rink, which you’ll pass three times (miles 1.5, 7.9, & 9.8)



Awards Categories and Prizes:
Trophies and prizes for male & female overall champions, and age group champions: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

–Male & Female Champions: Trophy + Swag
–Age Group Champions: Trophy + Swag
–Top Influencer: Trophy + Swag
–Top Fundraiser: Trophy + Swag
–Best Costume: Trophy + Swag

Awards are based on gun time. Trophies can be picked up at our office but any other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.

Race Day Schedule:
6:30am – registration & number pick-up opensms-melrose
7:30am – registration & number pick-up closes
8:00am – race begins
9:30am – party opens
10:30am – awards ceremony
12:00pm – party’s over; enjoy the zoo for the day!

Number pick-up:
Saturday October 29th, TBD

Sunday October 30th, 6:30am to 7:30am, at Stone Zoo

Parking and Transportation:
While parking will be available in the Stone Zoo parking lot, please consider taking the MBTA Orange Line to Oak Grove and riding our shuttle ($4 round trip w/ advance purchase, or $5 each way, schedule below)

Howling Wolf Half – Oak Grove Shuttle: 
Oak Grove to Stone Zoo: 6:15am, 6:45am, & 7:15am
Stone Zoo to Oak Grove: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30, & 12:00pm

Bag check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.

Dogs and strollers:
Dogs and strollers are welcome in the race – please start from the back and pass carefully. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the zoo, nor in the after-party.

We need volunteers!
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event.  Volunteers get free admission to the zoo and our post-race party! Please register at

It pays to tell your friends!
Races are more fun with friends and we reward our runners for referring others to our events. When you register, you’ll get a “Sharelink” in your confirmation email so that RaceMenu can track your referrals.  As always, we’ll have  awesome prizes for the top referrers.

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be issued.  Please remember, all proceeds go to charity.