Falmouth Road Race Philanthropy


Falmouth Road Race, Inc. proudly supports programs throughout our community that promote health and wellness with a specific emphasis on youth programs. Each year the Falmouth Road Race commits to a large project, which could be a multi-year commitment, for the betterment of the overall community’s health and wellness. In addition to the annual sponsorship of the VIPS Elementary Track Meet, FRR, Inc. has been an event sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, the Lawrence/Falmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame, several Falmouth Track Club events and have made race entry donations to local organizations for fundraising purposes.

FRR, Inc. Mission Statement:

Falmouth Road Race, Inc. is committed to supporting and promoting local organizations with specific focus on youth athletics and programming that promotes health and wellness. These efforts are realized by consistent community involvement and ongoing philanthropic endeavors including donations, scholarships, grants, and sponsorships. Its annual, internationally recognized 7-mile road race features an iconic seaside course enjoyed by elite and recreational runners since 1973.

Donations to local groups for race-related volunteerism:

Each year, we have approximately 40 local groups that volunteer during race week. To show our appreciation, these groups are given a donation by FRR, Inc. Without the support of our vounteers, this event could not be successful. They are instrumental in every area of the race including runner gift bag construction, t-shirt folding, water stops, set-up/break-down and clean-up of all events from the Health & Fitness Expo and Number Pick-up, the SBLI Falmouth Family Fun Run, the Falmouth Mile and of course the New Balance Falmouth Road Race itself! If you are interested in learning more about how to get your group involved in the volunteer program, please email Nicole at volunteers@falmouthroadrace.com. 

Thank you to the groups that participated in the 43rd running, including:

Boy Scout Troop 36 – Mashpee, Boy Scout Troops 38, 40 & 42, Cape Cod Cycle Team, Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Cod Rugby, Coalition for Children, East Falmouth PTO, Falmouth Baseball Boosters, Falmouth Chorale, Falmouth Figure Skating, Falmouth Reads Together, Falmouth Soccer Club, FHS Band Parents, FHS Boosters, FHS Boys Soccer, FHS Choral Boosters, FHS Cross Country, FHS Football, FHS Girls Basketball, FHS Girls Field Hockey, FHS Girls Soccer, FHS Softball, FHS Track & Field Boys/Girls, Lawrence Academy Girls Hockey, Mashpee Boosters, Mashpee Touchdown Club, Mashpee Youth Baseball, MHS NHS, National Graduate School, North Falmouth PTO, Rotary Club of Falmouth, Unitarian Universalist Youth Group, Upper Cape Spartans, The Moors Neighborhood Assoc., Falmouth Baptist Church

Grant Program:

Falmouth Road Race, Inc. will also review grant requests twice a year. These requests will come from organizations that fit within our philanthropic goals listed above. They must also do the following:

  • Request funding within the deadlines listed below. FRR, Inc. will not review requests at other times of the year.
  • List organization name, contact name, email address, mailing address and phone number.
  • Request a specific amount. 
    • The request must include:
      • The requestor’s timeline
      • Specifics on what the donation is to be used for and how it will better your organization or the community
      • Type of recognition or benefit to Falmouth Road Race, Inc.

Grants will be reviewed twice per year. To be considered for a grant, please submit your grant proposal and any supporting paperwork by June 1, 2016 to philanthropy@falmouthroadrace.com.

*Grants outside the scope of our mission will not be considered*

Requests and attachments should be emailed to: Philanthropy@falmouthroadrace.com or can be mailed to:

Falmouth Road Race, Inc.

P.O. Box 732

Falmouth, MA 02541


Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has established a Scholarship Program for graduating high school students who reside in Falmouth. Graduating seniors who will be attending college are eligible for one of at least ten scholarships, totaling a minimum of $25,000. Read more