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4th Annual Ayer Police Association St. Paddy's Day Road Race

This is a great beginner and fun run for families and the community. This will be our 4th annual road race for the Ayer Police Association and we welcome all abilities. Come and kick off St. Patrick's Day with a great run! Look forward to seeing you all! Rain, snow, ice and wind is usually what we get for weather! No matter what we will run! This is New England folks! We know you have what it takes to run no matter what because in the end it is nothing compared to what our local kids are going through to beat cancer. Come help us raise money towards Cops for Kids with Cancer and lets stomp out cancer together. Throw on a snuggie and some gloves, you can do it! See you on race day!Event details and schedule

This road race is mostly flat and the run starts at Carlins Tavern, up Park Street, past the scenic landscape of Mcpherson Road and up through West Main Street, ending at Carlins Tavern. The race itself kicks off at Carlin's Tavern at 11 AM SHARP. Pre- Registration packets can be picked up at the Ayer Police Station on March 8, 2018 3pm-5pm. All bibs will be available on race day. Stations will open at 0830 AM. Day of race cost is $30.00 and can be paid by cash or check. Walkers and strollers are welcome. There is a 45 minute time cap for walkers and runners.

NOTE: This race is NOT A TRUE 5K. The course is about .2 over.

Awards will be given at the post party in Carlin's Tavern.

Come and kick back after the race and enjoy a beverage while listening to the Acoustic Band "The Rafters" serenade you.

Parking is LIMITED! Use Uber/Lyft a friend to drop you off, caravan together.

Waivers MUST BE SIGNED to participate!

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

When: Mar 11, 2018 12am in Ayer, MA

The Bravehearts 2018 VIP Kick-Off

Thank you so much for your loyal support to The Bravehearts Annual Ride & Family Day.   Since 2013, you've helped raise more than $275,000 to fund innovative medicines and memorable experiences for families facing some of life's most unfair circumstances. THANK YOU. On March 22 The Bravehearts will be gathering at The Billards Cafe in Ayer to raise a glass, have some fun, and kick-off our 2018 ride season by thanking those who've helped our cause and the family and friends of Dylan Connelly move fiercely forward. Given that you're a Braveheart, too - we'd be honored to have you and a guest attend as our guests.  Things kick-off around 6:30 and go until...well, until it's time to go. :)

When: Mar 22, 2018 6:30PM in Ayer, MA

The Hunger Run 5K (Nashoba Valley Medical Center)

When: Oct 13, 2018 12am to Oct 14, 2018 12am in Ayer, MA

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About Ayer, MA
The history of Ayer Massachusetts dates back to 1667 when the first mill was built. Ayer was originally part of Groton and was incorporated as a town in 1871.

The town was named in honor of Dr. James Cook Ayer who provided the funding for the construction of Town Hall. Ayer's growth was greatly influenced by the development of the railroad for transportation during the mid 19th century.

Though it is a fairly small town in size of only 9.5 square miles, Ayer became a major junction for east-west and north-south rail lines thereby developing into an important commercial center.

Camp Devens was located in Ayer and was established in 1917 at the onset of World War I and renamed Fort Devens in 1932. With the presence of thousands of military and civilian personnel, the town's commercial development shifted to meeting their needs until Fort Devens was closed in 1996.

Ayer is a reflection of its history today. In its small area the town proudly hosts numerous industries, a thriving historical downtown that is unique to the region and modern commuter rail service to Boston.