The New Balance Falmouth Road Race invites world-class runners from the U.S. and abroad in an effort to create a diverse and exciting elite field.
Athletes who wish to compete at Falmouth in the elite field:
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race Travel Policy is as follows:
January 1 - June 29: Invitation Requests accepted here
July 1: Notification of invited athletes emailed out.
July 1 - July 31: Invited athletes must submit travel information/itinerary to race
August 14 - August 18: Housing available to invited athletes
Questions? Please contact the race staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Sambu, Kenya, 31:46; Betsy Saina, Kenya, 35:56
First U.S. citizen, Ben Bruce, Flagstaff, AZ, 33:21 (5th overall)
Molly Huddle, Providence, RI, 36:15 (3rd overall)
Wheelchairs, men: James Senbeta, Savoy, IL, 23:32* CR
Wheelchairs, women: Tatyana McFadden, Clarksville, MD, 27:06* CR
Men: 31:08 - Gilbert Okari, Kenya, 2004
Women: 35:02 - Lornah Kiplagat, Kenya, 2000
Wheelchairs, men: 23:32 - James Senbeta, Savoy, IL, 2014
Wheelchairs, women: 27:06 - Tatyana McFadden, Clarksville, MD, 2014
For best arrangements and ease of travel, flights should be booked so you will arrive in Falmouth as early as possible on the Friday before the race, August 14, and leave on Monday morning, August 17. The Race Awards Ceremony is over by 11:30 AM on Sunday, but please note that it will take more than three hours to get to Boston on a summer Sunday afternoon and scheduling a late Sunday afternoon departure may not be practical. We strongly recommend staying until Monday.
All flights should be booked into Boston's Logan Airport (or Providence's T.F. Green Airport). Peter Pan Bus Lines runs a direct bus from LOGAN AIRPORT to Falmouth (it may say Woods Hole on the front of the bus) on a regular basis. Buses from Providence are less frequent and take longer, so it is much better to fly into Boston. You will have to pay for your bus ticket for which you will be reimbursed. Schedule link is included. The bus you want to take is marked "Woods Hole." That is its final destination, but you get off in Falmouth, and call the race office 508-540-7000. We will come to pick you up at the bus station.
We will be able to provide housing for selected elite athletes in private homes, but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis with preference given to those who contact us before July 1. All athletes who have been promised housing should arrive in Falmouth on Friday, or no later than 6 PM on Saturday in order to be housed. Please do not bring unexpected guests as we can NOT house spouses, coaches, or friends.