2014 elite athelte, Jordan McNamara, who took 3rd place in the Falmouth Mile and 3rd American in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, celebrating with his host family, Rick and Melissa Rizzatano.
We are looking to house male and female elite runners and wheelchair athletes, most of whom will spend between one and three nights in Falmouth. The 2016 race will be held on Sunday, August 21st. Generally, the athletes arrive on Friday afternoon or evening and leave on Monday. Occasionally there is an athlete who may come earlier or stay a day later because of travel arrangements made to coincide with other commitments, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
We can usually accommodate preferences in the number of athletes you house, whether or not the athlete speaks English, the gender of the athlete, and other special requests. We do ask the athletes to fill out a questionnaire to help us in identifying any special requests or needs, but usually their needs are very simple. Through careful matching, this program has provided many positive experiences for both host families and guest athletes. Many of our hosts have developed lasting friendships with athletes who return to be hosted by the same families year after year.
You will be contacted when your athlete arrives and you will be asked to pick them up at the Health & Fitness Expo at Falmouth High School and you will assist with transportation to and from the race and/or other race-related activites as agreed upon.
A direct link to complete the Host Family Questionnaire can be found here: http://www.surveyshare.com/t/Host-Family
If you'd like to host an athlete, please contact the race office at 508-540-7000 or by email. We will be happy to answer any and all questions!