Parking: 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.
Important Parking Alert: There will be NO parking on Worcester Court per the Town of Falmouth.
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 Avenue provided by the race. Neither unregistered runners nor At-Home Edition participants will be allowed on the buses.
Baggage is not allowed on buses per order of Public Safety Officers.
Water belts or hydration packs are not allowed on buses and the race course. Please do not bring any extra clothing on the buses or to the start area.
BUSES: 5:45 AM – 7:45 AM – Per order of Falmouth Public Safety, the last bus to the start area in Woods Hole will leave our bus loading area at the Lawrence School (113 Lakeview Ave) at 7:45 AM. If you arrive after 7:00 AM, you are not guaranteed a ride to the start. Your in-person bib number will get you on the bus.
Start times: 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 at 9:00 AM and the first pulse start will be at 9:03 AM.
Bike Valet Program: Our Bike Valet Program allows runners to leave a bicycle in Falmouth Heights, and then take a bus to the start line. Easy return to Lawrence School, your home, or where you’re staying Race Weekend. Registered runners will be contacted with more information closer to race week.
Unregistered Runners cause many problems: they disrupt the start, crowd the course, infringe on the rights of official runners, and cause congestion at the finish. Please try to discourage anyone who plans to run unofficially. We realize many want to run in person, and we would like to accommodate everyone, but the narrow course, large number of runners, and COVID restrictions forces us to limit the number of runners we can accept. We hope you will discourage “bandits.”
Toilet Facilities: There will be numerous portable toilets where the buses are boarding and throughout the start and finish areas. Please be considerate of private property and use the portable toilets. There will also be toilet facilities along the course, around two, two-and-a-half, and three miles.
Water: Poland Spring water will be available at the start, along the course, and at the finish line.
Gatorade: Gatorade will be available at the official Gatorade rehydration station at mile four.
Race Numbers: Please wear your number on the front of your shirt. Do not fold or bend your number, bending or folding your number will damage the embedded timing device, with the potential of not being recorded as having completed the race. If your pre-printed emergency contact sticker is missing, please complete the emergency information form on the back of your number at your earliest convenience.
*Reminder, there is no number pick-up on race day.*
*PLEASE DO NOT SWITCH, GIVE AWAY, OR ALTER YOUR NUMBER: This creates problems in compiling the age-group results, especially if a male uses a female number or if a young runner uses a number assigned to an older runner. * If you cover or alter your number, sell it or give it away, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND UNABLE TO REGISTER FOR NEXT YEAR’S RACE.