Last year’s inaugural Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5K Run and Walk attracted a flock of more than 550 runners. This second year event is expected to greatly expand and will be limited to the first 1000 runners.
The race kicks off from the Village Racquet and Fitness Center, at Pine Hills, 30 Gold Drive, Plymouth at 9 a.m. rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning. The course includes the oldest road in America, Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth and offers some the beautiful ocean, forest and historic site vistas along the well groomed dirt road. This race site was the original trail used by Pilgrims and Native Americans in the 1600’s as they traveled from Plymouth to Sandwich, Mass.
Cost is $25 online until November 22 and $30 thereafter and on race day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
All kids will receive a finishers’ medal. Top 3 male and female runners will receive cash ($500, $250 and $100 respectively). The first 100 finishers will receive gift certificates worth $10 to $75 each. T-Shirts, designed by professional graphic artists, will be given to all 1,000 runners.
The course is flat and exceptionally fast. Last year many runners reported running their annual “PR” (personal record) on this course.
“What could be more fun, more appropriate and better for digestion than a Thanksgiving run in America’s hometown Plymouth,” suggested Craig Valentine Brenner, race director and founder. He added, “As a runner, I know the joy of running a dirt road in a pack of other enthusiastic runners. This is a great way to kick off a healthy holiday.”
Sponsors include The Cleanist, Bayside Runner, Village Racquet and Fitness Center, Brenner Signs, Cape Olio and Rye Tavern.
For complete information visit the www.ThanksGivingDayPilgrim5k.Yolasite.com. The race also has pages on Facebook and Twitter. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the race, please contact Craig Valentine Brenner at 617-680-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.