Final Entry Total is 9,712; Over $1.7M Raised So Far by Numbers for Nonprofits
Falmouth, MA (September 2, 2020) – With 9,712 entrants, $1.7 million raised to date by Numbers for Nonprofits Program participants, the 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition reached the finish line on Saturday, August 29, two weeks after kicking off on August 15.
“Whether it was by purchasing $35,000 in gift cards from local businesses to randomly surprise and delight participants, or donating $5,000 to Cape Kid Meals, or mailing out thousands of race mugs and medals, we appreciate the chance to serve both the community of Falmouth and our larger community of runners in this year of unexpected challenges,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. board of directors. “And that’s not even countingread more
To Be Streamed August 23 on Facebook Live
Falmouth, MA (August 17, 2020) – As the first non-marathon race to officially include a wheelchair division, in 1975, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race is carrying on its historic support by staging an At-Home Edition Wheelchair Event presented by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod as part of its 2020 virtual edition.
The noncompetitive event, featuring approximately 50 wheelchair athletes, will be streamed on Facebook Live at 10a.m. EDT on August 23 on the Falmouth Road Race page.read more
Almost 10,000 Expected to Participate Around the U.S. and World
Falmouth, MA (August 12, 2020) – Almost 10,000 participants are expected in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition, which begins Saturday – the birthday of late race founder Tommy Leonard – and continues through August 29.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9,482 people had registered, from 45 states plus the District of Columbia and nine countries – England, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Australia and Spain as well as the U.S.read more
Falmouth, MA (August 12, 2020) – On the third Sunday in August, there are usually 12,800 runners making their way from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights as they compete in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
This year, however, participants in the At-Home Edition are being asked NOT to run their virtual race on the course.read more
New Turf for North Falmouth Elementary School Soccer Field Leads Latest Round of Giving
FALMOUTH, MA (August 5, 2020)—Six nonprofit groups in the community have received a total of $62,310 in grants as part of the latest donations made by Falmouth Road Race, Inc.
Leading the way among projects to be funded is installation of grass-like turf on the North Falmouth Elementary School’s soccer field, so it can be used year-round.
“We’re excited to fund a project for the elementary school kids to have a beautiful, safe field to play on and that the community can enjoy, as well,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. board of directors.read more
Men Running 42:03 or Faster, Women 50:14 Eligible for Random Drawing for “Pro” Treatment in 2021
Falmouth, MA (July 28, 2020) – It’s tough to find competitive challenges in these COVID-19 times, but the New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition is offering registrants a twist, based on the 100th-fastest time from the 2019 race.
In 2020, every male who runs 42:03 or faster and any female who runs 50:14 or faster for the 7-mile “At-Home” race will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an Elite VIP Experience for the 2021 race.
The package will include:
-Complimentary entry into the 2021 race
-Travel reimbursement (up to $750)
-A three-night stay with a host family
-Transportation with the elite field to the start line in Woods Hole
-Two VIP Finish Line Viewing Tent tickets and two VIP Post-Race Party tickets
Becomes First Pro Athlete to Run on New High School Track Funded by Falmouth Road Race, Inc.
Falmouth, MA (July 10, 2020) – Ben Flanagan, winner of the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race, became the first pro athlete to train on the new Falmouth High School track when he did a workout there on Friday, July 3.
The new James T. Kalperis Track features a BSS 300 polyurethane surface certified by World Athletics and serves as the site of the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile and the Tommy Cochary High School Mile the night before the 7-mile road race. Manufactured by Beynon Sports Services, which also did the new track for the famed Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, it was funded by Falmouth Road Race (FRR), Inc.
Its approximate cost of $425,000 is just part of the $3.69 millionread more
Despite Cancellation of 2020 Tommy Cochary High School Mile, Family Steps Up with Special Donation
Falmouth, MA (June 16, 2020) – Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has awarded 47 scholarships, totaling $70,000, to 2020 high school graduates who reside in Falmouth and will be starting college in the fall. The announcement was made under sunny skies on Saturday morning, June 13, at Falmouth High School’s James T. Kalperis Track.
This is the ninth year that Falmouth Road Race, Inc., has awarded scholarships to Falmouth graduates, many of whom volunteer annually at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. The scholarship funds represent just some of the $2.9 million the organization has given back to the community since 2012.
“This year has certainly had its struggles, and we were concerned that we might not be able to be as generous as we’ve been in the past,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. board of directors. “However, the family of Tommy Cochary has stepped up to help, making a generous donation to directly support this program, for which we are very grateful.” For a list of scholarship recipients, click below to view the video presentation.read more
Falmouth, MA (June 12, 2020) – Falmouth in the Fall, a classic local road race held each autumn since 1979, is now under the direction of Falmouth Road Race, Inc.
The race, which is run on the same seaside course as the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, was founded by Jack Oser, who is also co-founder of the Cape Cod Marathon, along with Jim and Betty Gehris, long-time Falmouth Road Race volunteers. After directing the race for about eight years, the Gehrises turned over the duties to Don Facey, who served as race director until 2018. Last year, the race was put on by Cape Cod MOVES, and had 299 finishers.
“We’re excited and honored that Cape Cod MOVES has entrusted usread more
Registration Open for Both Events; Children Ages 3-9 Will Complete 7 Activities to Earn SuperHero Status
Falmouth, MA (May 18, 2020) – Each year, the SBLI Family Fun Run is a highlight of New Balance Falmouth Road Race weekend. With the 7-mile race this year being offered as a virtual “At-Home Edition” because of ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the popular SBLI event will be celebrated closer to home, too, giving kids the chance to join in.
In the SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge, children will not only be encouraged to run at least 7 minutes in a customizable race bib they will get in the mail, but the backside of the bib will list 7 Challenges for them to complete. Challenges include calling a friend or relative; writing a note to a teacher, first responder or healthcare professional; and reading a book.read more