ABOUT THE EVENT
With COVID-19 cancelling or postponing most road racing events, we have created the Wheelchair At-Home experience for the 48th running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. The race will continue the Falmouth tradition of bringing athletes together from around the world, and will help to bring awareness to the sport of wheelchair racing.
HOW TO WATCH
On Sunday August 23, 2020 we will host a live-streamed event in which participants will push alongside other wheelchair participants across the world at 10am EDT. To view the event on “Facebook Live” visit our FB page at www.facebook.com/falmouthroadrace. We will share this info by email to all registered 2020 NBFRR At-Home participants and on our social channels as well.
With the virtual event, we are aiming to create a race day experience for our wheelchair athletes, as well as to invite the general public to learn more about wheelchair racing basics, and wheelchair racing in Falmouth.
- Seven-time Falmouth Road Race champion Craig Blanchette and Dr. Cheri Blauwet a two-time Boston Marathon champion and physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, will provide commentary during the event.
- Participants will push alongside athlete Hermin Garic’s 2018 Go-Pro course video, so they can experience the course virtually.
- Notable participants include course record holders Daniel Romanchuk and Tatyana McFadden; five-time Falmouth winner Krige Schabort; 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Johnboy Smith of Great Britain; Katrina Gerhard, a 2019 Team USA member and Massachusetts native studying at UMass Medical School; and 11-year-old Falmouth veteran Maddie Wilson.
- Participants who push on the live stream will also be entered in a raffle for several gift cards to How iRoll Sports, as well as a VIP Grand Prize for Falmouth next year, which includes guaranteed entry into the race, travel reimbursement up to $750, 3-night hotel stay in Falmouth, 2 VIP Finish Line tickets, 2 VIP Post-Race Party tickets, and a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.