About The Old Sandwich Road Races...When discussing historic road races in New England, none tops the Boston Marathon. Yet if you want to talk about road race courses with history, no one can best the annual Old Sandwich Road Race — with the featured Half Marathon taking place on the wonderfully scenic Old Sandwich Road, the oldest road in America.
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 breathtaking, wide dirt road bordered by beautiful tall pine trees and towering oaks. The half marathon course is scattered with seven lesser-known historic sites, including Plymouths "other" historic rock, called Sacrifice Rock.
The earlier you register the greater the registration discount.