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The race is seven miles long and begins in front of the Woods Hole Community Center, near the drawbridge on Water Street. The first three miles are narrow, hilly, winding tree-shaded roads, while the last four miles are open on the flat right next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound. A small steep hill lets you know that you are beginning the last half-mile of the race. Once you crest the hill it is “all downhill” to the finish.
Falmouth Road Race
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Falmouth, United States
The event experience
<5m elevation gain per km
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Where and when
480 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540, USA
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
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Falmouth Road Race
- The race is seven miles long and begins in front of the Woods Hole Community Center, near the drawbridge on Water Street. The first three miles are narrow, hilly, winding tree-shaded roads, while the last four miles are open on the flat right next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound. A small steep hill lets you know that you are beginning the last half-mile of the race. Once you crest the hill it is “all downhill” to the finish.
- Proceed out of Woods Hole, take a right onto Church Street, then wind around Nobska Lighthouse and continue along the hilly, tree-lined road.
- At three miles you emerge from the woods and continue for 1.5 miles along the beach, next to the waters of Vineyard Sound
- Turn left onto Shore Street and 400 yards later turn right onto Clinton Avenue
- Turn left onto Scranton Avenue, 600 yards later turn right onto Robbins Road to the top of Falmouth Harbor
- At the end of Robbins Road, turn right onto Falmouth Heights Road and continue until you once again see the ocean
- Last turn left, head up hill to Falmouth Heights and down to the finish line along Grand Avene at Falmouth Heights Beach
Organizer route images
- Pulse start system
- Post-race refreshments and picnic
- Professional race photos
How to get there
480 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540, USAGet full directions
Race HQ/ Expo
Falmouth High School, 874 Gifford Street Ext. Falmouoth, MA 02540
Due to the popularity of the race, there will be heavy traffic.
Is event transportation provided?
New Balance Falmouth Road Race bus transportation has been arranged for race participants to get to Woods Hole.
How do I get to the race start?
New Balance Falmouth Road Race provides buses to Woods Hole from Lawrence School, 113 Lakeview Ave., from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM. Do not wait for the last bus or you may not get to the start in time. Boat drop-offs are prohibited by the Falmouth Harbormaster and the US Coast Guard.
Please avoid parking on private property. If you park close to a business that will be open, your car may be towed. You may try the Mullen-Hall and Morse Pond Schools, Town Hall, the public lot near the library, and the Homeport office complex on Gifford Street. Allow extra time, traffic is very heavy on race weekend.
NO Access to Woods Hole: Access to the start area in Woods Hole will be strictly controlled by Public Safety and there is NO PARKING available and NO BOAT DROP-OFFS per Public Safety Officials. Only official vehicles will be allowed to drive to Woods Hole. Do not try to drive to the Start, take the FREE buses from Lawrence School on Lakeview Street provided by the race. Unregistered runners will not be allowed on the buses.
Buses to the Start:
Arrive at Lawrence School, 113 Lakeview Ave. Your competitor number will get you on the bus. Buses run from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM. DO NOT wait for the last bus or you may not get to the start on time. The Wheelchair Division will be the first start of the day at 8:40 AM followed by the Elite women’s start at 8:50 AM. The Elite men and first pulse will start at 9:00 AM.
Event day logistics
Where do I pick up my race packet?
Race packets can only be picked up at the at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race Health & Fitness Expo located in the Falmouth High School Field House, 874 Gifford St. Falmouth, MA.
Number pick up
THERE IS NO NUMBER PICK UP ON RACE DAY.
Buses to the start: Arrive at Lawrence School, 113 Lakeview Ave. Your competitor number will get you on the bus. Buses run from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM
Is transportation available for spectators?
There is a periodic Woods Hole / Falmouth shuttle called The Whoosh Trolley. Schedules are available at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce at 20 Academy Lane in Falmouth and at many other locations along the route. Call 800-352-7155.
Where are spectators allowed to watch?
Best viewing (and parking) is available along Surf Drive near the four-mile mark. Appreciate, however, that your ability to move your family and your car from one mile-mark to another downstream is limited by the tight roads and crowded conditions on race day. Crowds build in downtown Falmouth from the five-mile mark through the finish at Falmouth Heights where a beach awaits!
Where should I plan to meet up with my runner after the race?
The Ball Field Area will have a designated Family Meeting Area with lettered signs – meet your runner under the sign for their last name or work out a pre-arranged location. The ball field can get very crowded with runners and friends.
What to bring
Wear comfortable running gear.
Is there a pacing requirement for the race?
We suggest that you train for a 15-minute per mile pace. If you cannot complete the race by 11:15 AM, you may find yourself finishing the race with traffic on the roads. Also, the finish area will be dismantled starting at 11:30 AM; therefore, you may not be timed officially and will not appear in the official results. If you cannot finish the race within that time frame, you must assume responsibility for your own safety.
How will the Pulse Start system affect me?
The goal of the pulse start system is to improve the running experience for all runners by reducing the number of runners starting at one time. The previous starting system of corrals and waves relied on upwards of 2,500 runners starting at the same time. The pulse start system eliminates corrals and wave starts and allows us to send a smaller group of people (approxiately 1,000) at a time.I submitted a time for seeding within the first start,
will this Pulse Start change my placement?
No! The “pulse start” system is for the non-seeded runners. Seeded runners are those with a pace of approximately 7:45/mile and faster, depending on the field, and provided that they submitted timely proof of that pace. Seeded runners are staged at the front of the starting area immediately behind the elite men and start at 9:00 AM sharp!Can I use my iPod,
MP3 player or headphones?
With 12,000 runners and a narrow, winding course, we recommend you leave your audio training aids behind. You’ll be better able to hear runners approaching to pass, our on-course entertainment, as well as hear safety announcements or emergency vehicles on the course.
Will bag check be available for this race?
The Mobile Locker Company will be at the Lawrence School offering individual lockers for a small fee. These lockers are on a first come, first served basis and will be moved to the ball field for items to be retrieved after the race. All items will be screened before entering lockers.
What is the Bike Valet program?
The Bike Valet program is available by online registration only. You can leave your bike in a secure area near the finish and catch a ride down to the start. Complimentary valet bicycle parking will be provided at the finish area of the race at the intersection of Grand Ave and Crescent Ave (across from the 10K mark on the race course), with shuttle service to the starting line for runners registered in the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race. After the race, just pick up your bike at the Finish and pedal home immediately. This program is open until it has reached its capacity at 400 bikes.
Can I push a stroller?
Jogging strollers and hand-cycles are prohibited.
How many water and food stops will be located on the course?
A total of four (4) official Poland Springs water stops and one (1) Gatorade Rehydration Station will be located along the course.
Where can I find my race results?
You will be able to view your results on our website or via our mobile app the afternoon of the race.
How do I find my race photos after the race?
Please visit MarathonFoto to view your race photos. You will need your race number to access your photos. Please allow 48 hours after the race for photos to be identified and loaded.
Is there an awards ceremony?
Top 3 M/F finishers and top wheelchair M/F are celebrated at the finish line immediately after finishing. Age-group and Falmouth resident age group awards will be held in September for the top male and female in each category.
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