Race Committee to honor longtime race director Don Facey
FALMOUTH, MA (October 26, 2021) – Falmouth Road Race, Inc., organizers of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race, one of America’s premier running events and new stewards of the 41st running of the Falmouth in Fall event announced a multi-year partnership with Shipwrecked, LLC to present the Shipwrecked Falmouth in the Fall road race.
The 7-mile race, to be held November 14, 2021, following the iconic course from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights as run by thousands each year in August. After the race, runners and families will enjoy the Finish Festival, presented by Cape Cod Coffee Roasters, featuring live music, a festive atmosphere, and giveaways.
“The amazing staff of Shipwrecked and I are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Shipwrecked Falmouth in the Fall road race this November. Falmouth is a very special place to me,” said Alex Khan, owner of Shipwrecked in Falmouth Heights. “My goal as a new business owner in town is to ensure we are serving the neighborhood and the town as best we can. So, when presented with a partnership opportunity with the road race team to support the local, community-focused ‘Falmouth in the Fall’ race, we jumped at it.”
For 41 years Falmouth in the Fall has motivated and inspired local runners. For 38 of those years, race director Don Facey led the team who put on this awesome race. This year the organization is pleased to present Don with the first annual Don Facey Service Award for his years of dedication to the Falmouth community.
“Don and Falmouth in the Fall have been an off-season mainstay of our local running community,” says Jennifer Edwards, Executive Director of Falmouth Road Race, Inc. “I’m both humbled and excited to bring this race under the management of the Falmouth Road Race organization and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Don’s service than by creating the annual Don Facey Service Award in his honor.”
About Falmouth Road Race, Inc.: The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elites, and recreational runners to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.