Interested in running as an elite athlete?

One of the most historic road races held in the United States, the ASICS Falmouth Road Race invites world-class runners to compete for the celebrated title of Falmouth Road Race Champion.

Athletes who would like consideration to compete in the elite field:

  • Must have run a 10K in 29:00 or faster for men or 35:00 or faster for women
  • Comparable times for events greater than 10K are also accepted
  • Must complete and submit an Elite Athlete Invitation Request form no later than June 30th
  • Must be invited by the race
  • Must be PED-free and subject to random drug testing
  • Must adhere to COVID-mitigation measures
  • Athletes in the elite field are eligible for prize money.

To request an invite to run in the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race, please complete this form.

Prize money information is available HERE.

Invited Athlete timeline:

  • May 20 – June 29: Invitation Requests accepted here.
  • July 15 – 20: Notification of invited athletes emailed out.
  • July 15 – July 31: Invited athletes must submit travel information/itinerary to race.
  • August 14 – August 16: Host Family Housing available to limited top elite athletes.

Questions? Please contact invitedathletes@falmouthroadrace.com

Seeded Runners

Consideration for Seeded Start for Top 800 Runners

During registration, participants may submit a finish time from a past race run on or after
January 1, 2018 on a USATF certified 10K course or the 7-mile Falmouth Road Race to
be seeded at the front of the race with the first 800 participants.

  • Only runners who have run a 7:35 pace per mile or faster will be considered.
  • Runners will be seeded according to verified times to reach the fastest 800
    runners, so not all runners who submit times will be accepted.
  • Runners will be asked to place a direct link to race results with their registration.
  • Results will be verified by race organizers.
  • Upon acceptance, race bib numbers will reflect starting positions.
  • Prize money is awarded based on gun time and top finishers may be subject to drug testing.

To be considered, please submit proof to seedproof@falmouthroadrace.com. You must be a registered runner to be selected for a seeded start.

2019 Top Results

Men

1. Leonard Korir 32:11

2. Stephen Sambu 32:29

3. Edward Cheserek 32:30

Women

1. Sharon Lokedi 36:29

2. Sara Hall 36:34

3. Margaret Wangari 36:43

Wheelchair – Men

1. Daniel Romanchuk 21:58*

2. Alexandre Dupont 25:06

3. Hermin Garic 25:28

*Course Record 

Wheelchair – Women

1. Tatyana McFadden 26:15*

2. Katrina Gerhard 28:06

3. Cheri Blauwet 44:12

Course records:

Men: 31:08 – Gilbert Okari, Kenya, 2004

Women: 35:02 – Lornah Kiplagat, Kenya, 2000

Wheelchairs, men: 21:58 — Daniel Romanchuk, USA, 2019

Wheelchairs, women: 26:15 – Tatyana McFadden, USA, 2019

When to Arrive:

For best arrangements and ease of travel, flights should be booked so you will arrive in Falmouth as early as possible on the Friday before the race, August 13, and leave on Monday morning, August 16. The Race Awards Ceremony is over by 10:00 AM on Sunday, but please note that it will take more than three hours to get to Boston on a summer Sunday afternoon and scheduling a late Sunday afternoon departure may not be practical. We strongly recommend staying until Monday.

How to get to Falmouth:

All flights should be booked into Boston’s Logan Airport (or Providence’s T.F. Green Airport). Peter Pan Bus Lines runs a direct bus from LOGAN AIRPORT to Falmouth (it may say Woods Hole on the front of the bus) on a regular basis. Buses from Providence are less frequent and take longer, so it is much better to fly into Boston. Schedule link is included. The bus you want to take is marked “Woods Hole.” That is its final destination, but you will get off in downtown Falmouth, and call the race office 508-540-7000. We will come to pick you up at the bus station.

Accommodations in Falmouth:

We will be able to provide housing for selected elite athletes in private homes, but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis with preference given to those who contact us before July 1. All athletes who have been promised housing should arrive in Falmouth on Friday, or no later than 6 PM on Saturday to be housed. Please do not bring unexpected guests as we can NOT house spouses, coaches, or friends.

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