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We are proud to have New Balance as our title sponsor. A global athletic leader for more than a century, New Balance is headquartered in Boston and has longtime New England roots, making this historic race an ideal partnership. Visit the New Balance website to find out how the brand is “Always in Beta” with their products and initiatives.
SANCTIONED BY USA TRACK & FIELD: Registration to become a member of USA Track and Field for New England athletes is encouraged and may be accomplished by contacting: USATF-New England, Box 1905, Brookline, MA 02146-0016, 617-566-7600. Athletes from other areas may contact their local USATF office.
ENTRY FEES FOR ACCEPTED RUNNERS are not refundable for any reason, including if the race is postponed or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the control of the race. The race reserves the right to reject any application. Numbers are non-transferable and we do not offer deferral to the following year.
OFFICIAL RACE MERCHANDISE will be available at the New Balance booth at the Health & Fitness Expo and any surplus will be brought to a local New Balance Factory Store after Race Day.
MINIMUM AGE for participants is ten years old on the day of the race.
2017 RACE NUMBER PICK-UP: The New Balance Falmouth Road Race does not mail runner numbers and there is no number pick-up on Race Day.
Numbers must be picked up at the Race Headquarters / Health & Fitness Expo:
Thursday, August 17, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, August 18, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 19, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Falmouth High School Field House
874 Gifford Street
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
*THERE WILL BE NO NUMBER PICK-UP ON RACE DAY*
START: Falmouth uses a Pulse Start system. The first two pulse starts begin at 9:00 AM. Additional pulse starts, consisting of approximately 1,000 runners will then continue at an approximate interval of every two minutes until the rest of the field has started. Wheelchair division race start is at 8:40 AM and elite women start at 8:50 AM.
LODGING IN FALMOUTH: Race weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for local hotels, inns and restaurants and we suggest that you book your hotel rooms immediately if you haven’t already. Contact the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce at (508) 548-8500 or visit them on the web.
AGE-GROUP AWARDS: These will not be announced at the awards ceremony, but will be given to the winners at the Awards Party at the Coonamessett Inn on September 26, 2017, after the results have been verified; this process may take 1-2 weeks. Awards will be given to males and females in the following categories: 10-14 years; 15-19 years; 20-24 years; 25-29 years; 30-34 years; 35-39 years; 40-44 years; 45-49 years; 50-54 years; 55-59 years; 60-64 years; 65-69 years; 70-74 years; 75-79 and 80-84 years; and 85+ years of age. Year-round Falmouth residents, verified by race management, will receive awards as follows: 10-14 years; 15-19 years; 20-24 years; 25-29 years; 30-34 years; 35-39 years; 40-44 years; 45-49 years; 50-54 years; 55-59 years; 60-64 years; 65-69 years; 70-74 years; 75-79 and 80-84 years; and 85+ years of age. Age-group awards will be based on tag-time and are awarded to registrants who are not part of our elite program. Please note: The official time for all runners in the first start will be “gun” time.
- Baby strollers or rollerblades are prohibited and could result in disqualification.
- Bicycles and hand-cycles are not allowed on the course during the race.
- Earbuds and headphones are discouraged for safety and as a courtesy to your fellow runners.
- You can *not* enter as a Duo (runner pushing wheelchair) without explicit written permission of the Race Team. Please register during the regular registration period (May 1 – May 17), selecting the “Wheelchair Duo” category. Since the interest in this program exceeds the safe number our race can accommodate, a random selection process is needed for participation in this program and partipants will be notified by May 23rd.
Falmouth Road Race, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Proceeds are used to support local sports programs, youth activities and Falmouth-based nonprofit organizations.