Plymouth is becoming known as the road racing destination on the South Shore. Thirty-five road races will be held in town this year involving about 8,000 runners.
These races are organized by several companies in the area. This week Plymouth Selectmen voted to request this group meet to coordinate their activities.
Plymouth Rock Racing Company President Craig Brenner, who spoke to the Board Tuesday night, considers this to be a significant step: “The motion that Selectman Tavares made was that the companies that do business with road races in Plymouth get together and come up with a standard, which I believe is unprecedented. I’ve not heard of any town or community, especially of our size, which would encourage the actual event planners to get together and create a committee to come up with a set of recommendations.”
Brenner told the Board that many charitable organizations benefit from road racing events. “The largest road race in Plymouth benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth, and we also have a number of other organizations like South Shore Community Action Council Food Warehouse and the Salvation Army.” The Board requested that the future road racing event planning committee report to them in ninety days.