About Our Race
America’s Family Race
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 48th running this year as an At-home Edition, but the spirit that made the first Falmouth so special is still present today. Next year, more than 12,000 runners will again gather in Woods Hole for the 2021 race. Although the race features many of the world’s elite, the essence of the event remains a fun run. Back-of-the-pack joggers share the road with the best, forming a tapestry of colors from the start on Water Street to the finish at the beach in Falmouth Heights.
Sponsored by New Balance, the race is one of the showcase events in distance running and woven into the fabric of summer on Cape Cod, like Fourth of July fireworks and Labor Day weekend cookouts. “The little race that could” belongs to Falmouth. It was first held on a Wednesday afternoon because it was our founder Tommy Leonard’s birthday. It is seven miles simply because that was the distance from the Captain Kidd in Woods Hole to Tommy’s workplace, The Brothers Four, in Falmouth Heights.