The 49th running of the race is tentatively scheduled for August 15, pending town approval and guidance from the Governor’s office.
Registration for charity runners is open now. General registration for the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race will open May 1st. All details regarding registration and field size, pending local regulations and the event plan, will be announced on our website and social media platforms.
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, as we have not yet seen a return of in-person events, everyone is 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 “If given the option I would like to run the 7-mile course in person.” It is likely that those who would like to be given the option to run in person will be placed in a random selection drawing and if chosen, they will be able to run on the course on August 15, 2021.
Runners who select “If given the option I would like to run the 7-mile course in person” will be entered in this random selection process, depending on the field size allowed.
There will also be a registration question asking if you are a Falmouth resident or residential taxpayer. However, depending on the field size, we may or may not be able to guarantee entry for Falmouth residents/residential taxpayers.
In a typical year, the Town of Falmouth allows a field size of 12,800. Details regarding field size for an in-person race in 2021 is pending town guidance and will be announced as soon as they are known.
If we are allowed to offer an in-person event, COVID-mitigation restrictions will be in place. These will likely include, but are not limited to, a scaled-back expo; an earlier start time; bus boarding by pace; no gathering in Woods Hole and a rolling start concept in effect (i.e., you will disembark the bus and begin your race immediately.) There will be mandatory mask-wearing in place, few if any spectators, and no post-race gathering on the ballfield.
In 2022, we are planning an epic weekend-long celebration for the 50th running that will reflect a more-traditional Falmouth experience. 🎉
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 if the town allows an in-person event.
Don’t worry, if you did not receive or respond to the email by March 12th, your guaranteed entry was automatically deferred to 2022!
If you opted to keep your guaranteed entry for 2021 and the town does NOT allow an in-person event, your guaranteed entry will be honored in 2022.
Even if you deferred your guaranteed entry for the historic 50th running, you can still register for this year’s event. All participants will register initially for the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition (our virtual event). If you select “If given the chance, I would like to run in Falmouth,” you will be eligible to be among those selected to run, depending on the number of participants allowed in Falmouth.
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.
Information regarding other FRR, Inc. events, including the SBLI Family Fun Run, the Tommy Cochary High School Mile, the Falmouth Elite Mile, the Health & Fitness Expo, Falmouth in the Fall, etc. will be announced at a later date.
Yes. Our race management team, including our medical committee leaders, is working with Falmouth public safety experts, town and state officials, FRR, Inc. board members, and other stakeholders to determine how and when an in-person race can be held again.
If the town allows an in-person event this summer we will need volunteers! When we learn the size and scope of the event we will be allowed to host, we will open volunteer registration. We hope to have it open by June 1st.
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.