Mattapoisett Road Race

The committee met recently to start planning the 44th Annual Mattapoisett Road Race, which will start at Shipyard Park at 9:00 am on July 4. The course is mostly shaded, and winds through the village of Mattapoisett, around Ned’s Point lighthouse and back to Shipyard Park. There are plenty of water stops along the way, and drinks and fruit for the runners at the finish line. All proceeds from the race are awarded to college-bound Old Rochester Regional High School athletes. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, over $100,000 dollars have been awarded throughout the history of the race. Award applications are available on the website or at the ORRHS guidance office.

Runners can register on-line at or by completing and mailing the registration form on the website. This year, we will again be guaranteeing moisture-wicking T-shirts to the first 750 entrants.

The next committee meeting will be on March 13 at 6:30 pm in the ORRHS library. Anyone wishing to participate in planning this year’s race is invited to attend. Additional information for runners, volunteers and sponsors is available on the website or by emailing

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