Falmouth, MA (November 25, 2020) – Despite a pandemic that forced the 48th running of the Falmouth Road Race to become a virtual event, runners participating in its Numbers for Nonprofits Program presented by Cape Cod Healthcare raised $2,323,801 for...read more
Falmouth, MA (November 16, 2020) – Falmouth Road Race, Inc. is accepting grant proposals from local nonprofit or education organizations for its latest round of community giving. The deadline for submission is December 1.
To be successful, the grant requests should reflect the philanthropic goals of Falmouth Road Race (FRR), with a focus on youth athletics and on programming that promotes health and wellness.
The Community Giving and Grants Program was established as a way for FRR to give back toread more
NYC Art Historian Ran 48:02; Now Spending a Year on Martha’s Vineyard Falmouth, MA (September 29, 2020) – Ann Restak, a 43-year-old art historian from New York City who just began a year’s sabbatical on Martha’s Vineyard, has been chosen to receive an Elite VIP...read more
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