Wallis Sands Half Marathon

Sunday, April 30, 2023 Rye, NH 03879 US

RYE 400

Rye, New Hampshire is celebrating 400 years as the first settlement in New Hampshire this year! In 1623, Rye, originally known as Pannaway Plantation was established by a small group of fisherman. Learn more about the rich history or Rye and all the festivities going on this year to celebrate their 400th anniversary

Welcome to Rye, New Hampshire, on the momentous occasion of our town's 400-year anniversary! We are thrilled to have you here, joining us in celebrating this historic milestone.

As you lace up your running shoes and prepare to embark on your half marathon journey, we want you to know that we are honored to have you as our guests. This year's race is especially significant, as it coincides with the 400th anniversary of the founding of our town.

Rye has a long and rich history, and we are proud of our heritage. From the early days of settlement to the present, our community has always been marked by determination, resilience, and a deep appreciation for hard work and dedication especially from our fishermen and farmers. These are values that we see embodied in each and every one of you, as you set out to tackle this challenging and rewarding course.

As you run through our picturesque streets and take in the natural beauty of our coastline, we hope you will feel a sense of connection to this special place. We also hope that you will take the time to explore our town and discover all that it has to offer. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or just good food and drink, Rye, NH, has something for everyone.

On behalf of the entire community of Rye, NH, we wish you the best of luck in the half marathon. We know that you will give it your all, and we are proud to have you here representing the best in sportsmanship, endurance, and perseverance. All Rye 400 Half Marathon runners will receive a special commemorative map.

Thank you for joining us on this historic occasion. We look forward to cheering you on as you cross the finish line and become a part of Rye's rich legacy.


Andy Stecher Chair Rye400 Committee




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