The first ever Old Sandwich Road Race, to be run on America’s oldest road—Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth–on Sunday, June 6, 2010, has drawn interest from runners and local residents alike. You can add Massachusetts State Representative Vinny deMacedo to the growing number of fans of the first-year race. The representative for Plymouth District 1 will be a volunteer for the Old Sandwich Road Race’s Kids Classic and hand out the prizes to winners.
“Representative deMacedo has been a longtime supporter of children’s causes and activities,” said Craig Valentine Brenner, race director for the Old Sandwich Road Race. “We’re thrilled to have him as one of our volunteers for the Kids Classic, which will take place at Plymouth South High School following the main event. The Kids Classic will be an annual event which includes a series of kids races on the track. Age groups are from 7 years through 12th grade.
Entry fee for the Entergy/Plimouth 10k and Half Marathon is $45. The fee for the Kids Classic for children age seven to 14 is $10. Interested participants can register online at www.oldsandwichroadrace.com.
One hundred percent of the profits from the Old Sandwich Road Race will be going to The Home for Little Wanderers’ Baird Center School in Plymouth. The Baird Center School is a year-round residential and day school treatment program for youth aged 10-18 with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, educational and psychiatric issues. Adding yet another historical element to the Old Sandwich Road Race, The Home for Little Wanderers is the nation’s oldest non-profit child and family service agency, with roots dating back to 1799.
Originally a trail used by the Wampanoag Native American tribe, Old Sandwich Road later became the nation’s first true public road and a stagecoach route to ferry passengers and mail back and forth between the Massachusetts towns of Plymouth and Sandwich. Today, the road remains pretty much as the Pilgrims left it–a wide, scenic, dirt road bordered by beautiful tall pine trees and towering oaks.
For information about the race and registration, please visit http://www.oldsandwichroadrace.com. Those interested in volunteering can do so online by going to http://www.oldsandwichroadrace.com/volunteer.php.
For companies interested in sponsoring the Old Sandwich Road Race, the minimum sponsorship is $250. Current sponsors include: Entergy, Retrofit Technologies, Bayside Runner, King Collision Centers and the Village Racquet & Fitness Club at the Pinehills. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this one-of-a-kind, first-ever race, please contact Craig Valentine Brenner at 617-680-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.