The Acushnet Road Race provides something for all running families and runner of all ages. At 9AM, the on school 3/4 mile Back to School Challenge for kids age 12 and unders starts off the morning activities. Kids pay a small entry fee of $5.00, and this also allows them entry into either the 3.2 mile walk or the 4.1 mile run. Kids must indicate if they are going to enter into the walk or run on the application or on line sign up form.
The 3.1 mile run and walk starts at 10AM. The course is designed with both the top runners, and beginning runners in mind.
The open team competition is the hallmark of the race. The top three men and women's team run for the money. All teams must be pre registered by 5PM the day before the race. No team entries or changes the day of the race.
The Overall male and female winners are awarded the top trophy. Age group awards go three deep, and Acushnet runners vie for the top three male and female overall for bragging rights in town.
Food and refreshments are available in the festive courtyard. Music is provided while runners and families enjoy pizza, watermellon, and the ever popular Acushnet Creamery Ice Cream.