Frequently Asked Questions

Wheelchair Start – 8:40AM
Elite Women – 8:50AM
Elite Men – 9:00 AM
Sub-elite and Wheelchair Duo teams – 9:02 AM
General Field – 9:05 AM

The 51st running of the race is scheduled for Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Please do not attempt to drive to Woods Hole. Traffic is very heavy on race day and we strongly suggest all runners utilize our FREE bus system leaving from Lawrence School (113 Lakeview Ave) beginning at 6:00 AM. You must be onsite by 7:20. Please note if you arrive to the school after 7:20 AM you may not be guaranteed a ride to the start.

New this year: Drop-off only option at Falmouth High School (874 Gifford Street) from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM. You MUST RSVP to access this option.

The Bike Valet program is open until full, please register by copying and pasting the link below into your browser:

More information can be found on our Race Day page.

You will have up to one hour and 45 min to complete the 7-mile race course. It is not a walking event. If you are unable to complete 7 miles in that time, we suggest you consider the virtual “At-Home Edition” of the race, which allows you to complete the race at your own pace, walking or running, over the course of one week.

Per the order of Falmouth Public Safety, 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.

The Town of Falmouth has capped our field at 10,000 runners in 2023.

Per the Falmouth Public Safety team, running strollers are not permitted on the course, unless you have been invited to be a part of the Wheelchair Duo program. For more information on how to apply, please visit our Wheelchair Division Page under the Events tab or email

No, all bib numbers must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo and are not available the day of the race.

Yes! You can send a family member or a friend to pick up your number. They will need a copy of your photo ID (a picture of it will do), their own Photo ID, and your phone number.

We do not mail in-person runner bibs and we do not offer race day number pickup.

Yes, as in past years you can create a team for the purpose of registration only. This way, everyone on your team is either selected – or not – as a whole.

Follow the steps to register. Designate someone to go in first to create and name the team, then they should share this team name with family and/or friends.

After the random selection process is complete, these teams cease to exist.

Falmouth residents and taxpayers are invited to register between May 1st – May 7th. With proof of residency – if you are listed in the Falmouth property tax rolls, no additional proof is needed – guaranteed entry may be offered. Falmouth residents and taxpayers will be notified in mid-May and given a time frame to complete the registration process.

To qualify as the child of a taxpayer, you must be 23 years or younger on race day and reside full-time with your parents. If two or more applications are received, we will make the duplicate(s) inactive.

Acceptable forms of proof if you or spouse with same last name are NOT listed on town tax rolls (send to driver’s license, first page of lease or recent P&S, tax bill. Extended family members do not qualify as residents or taxpayers.

– Registration for charity runners will open in early March.
– Falmouth residents and taxpayers are invited to register between May 1st – May 7th and will be guaranteed entry pending verification.
– The General Registration application process for all others will be open May 8th – May 17th. This is a random selection process with limited spots available and you will be notified of your status in late May.

Consistent with past races, with the exception of 2021, race policy states that all entries are non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferable.

Upon completion of registration, participants may submit a finish time from a past race run on or after January 1, 2022 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 registered participants who have run a 7:35 pace per mile or faster will be considered.

When you have completed your registration, you will send a link to for consideration.

You must submit proof to no later than June 10th.

At this time masks are not required to be worn at any ASICS Falmouth Road Race Event. (ie, at the Health & Fitness Expo, Number Pick-up.) The ASICS Falmouth Road Race (FRR) is working closely with our Medical Team to provide the safest event for participants, spectators, staff, and volunteers. COVID-19 is still an ongoing risk for many, and procedures are subject to change. ASICS Falmouth Road Race (FRR) will provide runners, staff, and volunteers with an approved surgical mask if requested. Masks will be required for entering any of our medical tents or ambulances.

Yes! The ASICS Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition will be offered in 2023. You can run or walk 7 miles in your own neighborhood between August 12th and August 19th and you will receive the 51st running swag, including your number AND a finisher medal, directly to your mailbox. Yes, you can register and run both the At-Home Edition AND the in-person race!

Contact one of our Massachusetts-based charity team partners directly by emailing the designated team captain using the contact information in the table found on the “Run for a Charity” page found under Charity Program on the homepage of our website. The team captain will get you registered to fundraise and run the race so you can have a great time raising awareness for a worthy cause.

You must be at least 10 years old on or by race day in order to participate in the ASICS Falmouth Road Race. However, you may walk or run the At-Home Edition starting at age 6 (but per our medical team, you must be 10 years of age if you plan to run it all at once!)

As always, we need all the volunteer support we can get! We plan to open volunteer registration May 22, 2023. Please find more information on our Volunteer page, which can be found under “Get Involved” on the homepage of our website.

The 43rd running of the Shipwrecked Falmouth in the Fall 7-mile race is scheduled for Sunday, November 5th, pending town approval. Registration will open this summer.