New Balance Falmouth Road Race

2019 Race Week Schedule

 

Wednesday, August 14th

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM– Volunteer Appreciation Party –  at the Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford Street *RSVP is required via InitLive at time of registration or by emailing volunteers@falmouthroadrace.com*

* Please note new Expo hours on Thurs and Fri

Thursday, August 15th

  • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM*– Health & Fitness Expo and Number Pick-up OPEN
  • 5:30 PM –8:30 PM –  NBFRR Sports Medicine Symposium: Come for all or part of the talks! This symposium is offered to all who are interested in road race medicine (even if you are not a medical volunteer). Held in the FHS Auditorium. Pre-registration is required.

Friday, August 16th

  • 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM* – Health & Fitness Expo and Number Pick-up OPEN

Saturday, August 17th

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Health & Fitness Expo and Number Pick-up OPEN
  • 10:00 AM  Falmouth Walk at Town Hall Square 3.2 or 1.5-mile walk in downtown Falmouth
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Stop the Bleed: Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death! Learn how to recognize a bleeding emergency, practice life-saving techniques including proper application of tourniquets. (at the Spaulding Rehabilitation booth)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM – 45 Years of Wheelchair Racing: Passing the Torch – celebrating our 45th Wheelchair Race with a panel discussion featuring past champs and some of the hottest athletes in this division, featuring Craig Blanchette, Ann Thompson, Krige Schabort, Candace Cable, Tatyana McFadden, Daniel Romanchuk, Jason Robinson, and 10-yr-old Maddie Wilson. (moderated by Donna Tocci)
  • 12:30 PM – Haven Defense: Suzanne Dougherty discusses women’s running safety. Learn life-saving skills to live with less fear, and more freedom one mile at a time. For more info: https://www.haven-defense.com/
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM  Past Champions/ Legends Panel discussion with Joan Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Ben Flanagan (moderated by Toni Reavis)
  • 4:00 PM – FALMOUTH TRACK FESTIVAL: SBLI Family Fun Run, Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile, Tommy Cochary High School Mile

The 47th running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race

  • *NEW FOR 2019* BUSES: 5:45 AM – 8:00 AM Per Falmouth Public Safety, the last bus to the start area in Woods Hole will leave our bus loading area at the Lawrence School at 8:00 AM sharpIf you arrive after 7:00 AM, you are not guaranteed a ride to the start. 
  • 6:00 AM – 7:15 AM  BIKE VALET: Runners can drop off their bikes at the corner of Grand Ave. and Crescent Ave. and take a bus to Woods Hole. Buses will run to the Start every 15 minutes from 6:00 AM, last bus is at 7:15. Must have a bib and a bike and be pre-registered.
  • 8:00 AM  Early Start for qualified individuals
  • 8:40 AM – Start of Wheelchair Division, presented by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod and the Wheelchair Duos program
  • 8:50 AM – Women Elite Start
  • 9:00 AM – Elite Men and Open Start
  • 11:15 AM – Course closes & Post-Race Beer Garden Bash at the British Beer Company begins!

Book & Poster Signings

Meet our poster artist and a local historian!

Thursday, August 15th

  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM – Paul Clerici – “A History of the Falmouth Road Race – Running Cape Cod” – at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Booth
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Karen Rinaldo – Race Poster artist –at gift bag handout

Friday, August 16th

  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 – 8:00 PM – Paul Clerici – “A History of the Falmouth Road Race – Running Cape Cod” – at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Booth
  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM – Karen Rinaldo – Race Poster artist –at gift bag handout

Saturday, August 17th

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Paul Clerici – “A History of the Falmouth Road Race – Running Cape Cod” – at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Booth
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Karen Rinaldo – Race Poster artist –at gift bag handout

Celebrity Gift Bag Hand-out Appearances

Get your goodie bag, and maybe an autograph or a selfie, from one of our invited guests!

Saturday, August 17th

  • 9:00 AM – Ben Flanagan2018 winner of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, 2019 winner of the Canadian 10,000m National Championships, 2018 winner of the NCAA 10,000m championship; top 5 at BAA 5K; recent graduate of University of Michigan with a Masters Degree in Social Work. 
  • 10:30 AM – Tatyana McFaddenParalympic gold medalist, 4-time Grand Slam winner – Boston, London, Chicago, and New York marathons
  • 12:00 PM – Team HoytWheelchair duo legends, Rick and Dick Hoyt
  • 1:00 PM Joan Benoit Samuelson, Legendary runner, first-ever women’s Olympic Games marathon champion, winning the Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, six-time Falmouth Road Race champion
  • 2:30 PM – Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy officer; held record for most spacewalks by a woman (seven, totaling 50 hours and 40 minutes) and ran the first marathon in space.

*All special events are subject to change

Falmouth Track Festival

Location: Falmouth High School James T. Kalperis Track

Saturday, August 17th

  • 4:00 PM – SBLI Family Fun Run
  • 5:00 PM – Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile
  • 5:30 PM – Tommy Cochary High School Mile

RACE DAY!

Sunday, August 18th

  • NEW FOR 2019 BUSES: 5:45 AM – 8:00 AM Per order of Falmouth Public Safety, the last bus to the start area in Woods Hole will leave our bus loading area at the Lawrence School (113 Lakeview Ave) at 8:00 AM sharp. If you arrive after 7:00 AM, you are not guaranteed a ride to the start. We urge you to please plan accordingly.
  • BIKE VALET: 6:00 – 7:15 AM Runners can drop off their bikes at the corner of Grand Ave. and Crescent Ave. and take a bus to Woods Hole. Buses will run to the Start every 15 minutes from 6:00 AM, last bus is at 7:15 AM. Must have a bib and a bike and be pre-registered.
  • 8:00 AM Early Start for qualified individuals.
  • 8:40 AM Start of Wheelchair Division, presented by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod & Wheelchair Duos.
  • 8:50 AM Elite Women Start.
  • 9:00 AM Elite Men and Open Start.
  • 11:30 AM Course closes.

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August 18, 2019
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