Every year on the second Saturday in August, islanders, summer people and visitors all gather at on Middle Road to make the 5K journey to Beetlebung Corner known as the Chilmark Road Race. It’s anual event that promises hilarity, fun, a nice workout and the experience of the Chilmark and the island community.
The 2009 Chilmark Road Race starts at 10:30 a.m on Saturday, August 8. You can run, walk or just cheer your little heart out…just like people have been doing since the race started in 1976. In the past, there have even been celebrity sightings! Jake Gyllenhaal anyone? You won’t want to miss it as this is one of those big events that marks the days of summer on Martha’s Vineyard.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Chilmark Community Center – a wonderful spot on the island that hosts the film festival, speakers, music, special events and their renowned summer camp.
Check out www.chilmarkroadrace.org for more info and to register for the race!