- Road Race
The Falmouth Road Race is a wonderful big race in a small town held in Falmouth, Massachusetts every August. While I LOVE this race and have run it the past 3 years, it is somehow ALWAYS held on the hottest, most humid day of summer!
Enter Falmouth in the Fall - same race course, 20 degrees cooler and about 13,000 less people!
Falmouth in the Fall is SO small that there is no online registration, you actually need to print out your registration form and MAIL it in with a self addressed steamed envelope for them to mail your bib back to you. There is no expo, no t-shirt, and no race swag, but it's only $20, so really it's a great deal!
Since it's a point to point race, on race morning there were busses from the finish line to the start in Woods Hole. The race also offered a "bag check" - or "throw your back in the back of the marked truck and it'll meet you at the finish line". Yup, no name, no bib #, just throw it right in!
With less than 300 people and wonderfully cool temperatures I can definitely say I enjoyed this race much more than the summer version! There were two on course water stops and while the course wasn't closed to traffic there were volunteers out there at any intersections making sure runners got across safely. The finish line festival was MUCH smaller than the summer race with just one small tent, but in the tent they had CLAM CHOWDER! Yes, this was your quintessential small town New England road race and I loved it!
If you're interested in visiting Cape Cod in the fall (much less crowded in the summer!), I highly recommend checking out this little race!