Frequently Asked Questions

The 49th running of the race is set for August 15. The At-Home Edition (virtual event) will be held between August 7 and August 14.

In a typical year, the Town of Falmouth allows a field size of 12,800. During this transition year, the town has approved an in-person event with a reduced field size of 8,000.

The 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race will have a reduced field of 8,000. The scaled-back event will include an elite field, a Wheelchair Division and a traditional start in Woods Hole. There may be mandatory mask-wearing zones, fewer spectators, and there will be no post-race gathering on the ballfield. Finishers will receive a “grab-and-go” bag upon completion of the race. We encourage you to celebrate your finish at one of our many fantastic restaurants in Falmouth!

In 2022, we are planning an epic weekend-long celebration for the 50th running that will reflect a more-traditional Falmouth experience. 🎉

Registration for the At-Home Edition is closed at this time. If you want to secure a spot at the start line in August, we invite you to support on of our charity partners – all charity runners are guaranteed to run in person. Click the red “Charity Runners” button on the home page and email one of our team captains to get the link for free registration.

You will be required to set up a fundraising page and agree to a fundraising minimum – all groups set their own fundraising requirements. We thank you for supporting our charity teams!

The time period to transfer your registration to the in-person race has closed. Please enjoy completing the At-home edition in your neighborhood!

In a traditional (non-pandemic) year, Falmouth residents and taxpayers are invited to register between May 1st – May 7th. With proof of residency or listing in the Falmouth property tax rolls, guaranteed entry is offered. Residents and taxpayers are notified in late May and given a time frame to complete the registration process. General registration (for everyone else) begins May 8th and ends on May 17th.

In 2021, everyone was invited to register beginning May 1st for the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition (virtual) event. During the registration process there will be an option to select ‘Yes, if given the chance, I would like to run the race in Falmouth.’

Given this transition year and a reduced field size, we will not able to give Falmouth residents or residential taxpayers guaranteed entry. We will guarantee access to the 50th running in 2022!

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 registered participants who have run a 7:35 pace per mile or faster will be considered.

You must submit proof to seedproof@falmouthroadrace.com.

As part of our first 5,000 registrants in 2020, you were awarded a guaranteed entry to this year’s event. Given the uncertainty of the 2021 race, the ASICS Falmouth Road Race offered you the opportunity to defer your guaranteed entry to the 50th running celebration in 2022. If you opted to keep your guaranteed entry in 2021 prior to the March 12th deadline, you will be guaranteed to run the Falmouth course on August 15th.

Don’t worry, if you did not receive or respond to the email by March 12th, your guaranteed entry was automatically deferred to 2022!

Yes! Even if you deferred your guaranteed entry for the historic 50th running, you can still register for this year’s event. At this time, registration remains open for any participant running for one of our amazing charity teams.

If you are offered an opportunity to run the race in person, 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 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.

Yes, although as restrictions are being lifted, we are modifying our plan accordingly. Our race management team, including our medical committee leaders, continue to work with the Falmouth Public Safety team, town officials, FRR, Inc. board members, and other stakeholders to plan a safe return to an in-person event. Final mitigation requirements -if any are to be in place- will be announced August 1.

Volunteer registration is open! Please find more information on our Volunteer page, which can be found under Get Involved on the homepage of our website.

Contact one of our Massachusetts-based charity team partners by emailing the designated team captain using the contact information in the table found on 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, including the At-Home Edition.

-The SBLI Family Fun Run will be a virtual event again this summer.
-The Tommy Cochary High School Mile and the Falmouth Elite Mile will be held on Saturday, August 14.
-Number Pickup and a small Health & Fitness Expo experience will be held Thursday-Saturday, August 12-August 14.
-Falmouth in the Fall is set for Sunday, November 14 at 11AM. Registration will open this summer.

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.

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

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 (13 Lakeview Ave) from 5:45 AM to 7:45 AM. Please note the last bus leaves promptly at 7:45 AM and if you arrive after 7:00 AM you may not be guaranteed a ride to the start. More information can be found on our Race Day page.