Falmouth Road Race

The Falmouth Road Race is a road race in Falmouth in Massachusetts and has been held since 1973 every year in August.

The seven miles (about 11.3 km ) long, hilly route leads from the village of Woods Hole along the coast from Cape Cod to Falmouth Heights. The race was launched by the bartender Tommy Leonard. In 1972, he followed on television Frank Shorter's Olympic gold medal in the marathon and was so impressed that he wanted a race on Cape Cod with Shorter's participation.

At the first edition of the Falmouth Road Race 1973 was attended by some 100 runners. The following year the number of participants increased to 445, and the race was won by the then relatively unknown Bill Rodgers. In 1975, Leonard's wish come true, as Frank Shorter in Falmouth went to the start and victory. Over the years, many well-known athletes wearing one in the list of winners, and the annual number of participants increased to over 8000 runners.


Track records

  • Men: 31:08 min, Gilbert Okari (KEN ), 2004
  • Women: 35:02 min, Lornah Kiplagat (KEN ), 2000

List of winners

Sources: website of the organizer, ARRS

Development of finishers Ahlen