The Mattapoisett Road Race Committee chaired by Bill Tilden recently met to evaluate the 2013 4th of July race and to begin planning for next year! The highlights of this year’s event included lightweight t-shirts for runners and the Harpoon Harmonizers starting the day with the “Star Spangled Banner.” More than 20 states were represented that had 1,150 registered runners. Our oldest runner was 84 years old and the youngest 7 years old!
This year, the Committee was able to give 11 awards of $1,500 to graduating seniors at ORR who are engaged in running. Recipients are Hannah Welsh of Rochester, Alexandra Saccone, Luke Mattar, Megan Bell and Nick Pacheco of Marion and Abigail Hiller, Fredric Murolo, Alex Milde, Janice Weldon and Brian Tranfaglia of Mattapoisett.
Every year, spectators have been a huge component of the Race with their cheering, decorations, playing of music and displaying of road race t-shirts. The honor of the “most spirited site” this year belongs to the Mark and Terry Dall of 16 North Street!
A true community effort is always in full force 4th July and we thank you! We all look forward to another successful race in 2014! Like us on Facebook: Mattapoisett Road Race.