Run for the Rhodies 5K Trail Race at Heritage Museums & Gardens

June 1st at Heritage Museums & Gardens
It's time to "Run for the Rhodies" at Heritage Museums & Gardens (Courtesy of Heritage)

In celebration of Heritage Museums & Gardens 50th year, runners and walkers are called to discover the grounds and pathways in a whole new way during the first-ever Run for the Rhodies 5K Trail Race!

This event, which will be held on Saturday, June 1, will start in our main parking lot and take participants on a charted double loop through Heritage. The racecourse wends its way along the scenic pathways and flower-studded woodland trails. Other highlights include views from the hidden gems of Heritage:  the Shawme Pond Overlook Trail, the Dexter Rhododendron Trails, and the Arbor Bowl. As it is a trail run, participants should be prepared to encounter rocks, roots, dips, turns, and some uphill terrain as they navigate both paved and mulched paths.

The Run for the Rhodies 5K Trail Race is sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation, Quench Training for Women, Vermont Pure Natural Spring Water, and Hometown Juice & Co.. Race timing and tracking is provided by the Falmouth Track Club. Results will be posted on Coolrunning, New England Runner, and the Heritage websites following the race. Wayfinding, water, medical services, and a police detail will all be provided by Heritage Museums & Gardens, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of the race by all. Everyone receives a wooden medallion and light snack at the finish-line. With a spectator ticket or membership, family and friends are welcome to come out and cheer on race participants from designated points along the course. The whole group can celebrate course completion at the finish-line photo op. Race registration includes admission, so participants and their guests are encouraged to enjoy the Rhododendron Festival throughout the grounds and galleries after the race! Don’t miss this fun fitness opportunity to view some of the most beautiful landscape on the Cape!

Run for the Rhodies 5K Trail Race

Saturday, June 1

Registration from 7:30-8:30 am

Race starts at 9:00 am

WHERE:          67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

COST:              Advanced Registration (prior to May 25): $20 Members, $30 Non-Members

Regular Registration (May 25-June 1): $25 Members, $35 Non-Members

Spectator Tickets: Free for Members; $17 Non-Member Adults, $7 Non-Member           Youth

Due to the terrain, strollers are not allowed during the race. Dogs are also not allowed on the grounds at Heritage at any time. The race takes place rain or shine (excluding dangerous weather). Registration is required for this event and spots are limited so sign-up today!

Heritage is grateful for the support of the 2019 season sponsors, The Arbella Insurance Foundation and Cape Cod 5. More information is available online at or by calling 508-888-3300. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on