Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Falmouth Road Race 2014

The world's attention has been on the Boston Marathon in recent weeks. By all accounts, this year's Marathon was a special event, filled with  remembrance and celebration.

Now we turn to what is widely regarded as the second biggest running event in New England - the Falmouth Road Race.   World-famous for its beauty and challenge, it is a 7-mile course that winds through hilly, winding, shaded roads past Nobska Lighthouse, along the beach road next to Vineyard Sound, around Falmouth Harbor, to the end at Falmouth Heights Beach.

There's a few important changes to 2014 Road Race:

  • New date - it will be held on the third Sunday of the month, August 17.
  • New time - start time is 9 a.m.

It's thought by the race organizers and medical team that the earlier hour will reduce the chances that runners will be negatively impacted by the heat.  It also allows the neighborhoods impacted by the race to return to normal a bit sooner.

All registration is now online.  Falmouth residents can register between May 1 - May 7.  For non-residents, the online lottery registration is May 8 - May 18.  An email notification will be sent to lottery applicants on May 26.

For those wishing to stay in Falmouth, make your reservations early.  It's one of the busiest and most exciting weekends of the year!

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