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Falmouth Road Race Organizers Mulling Options After Falmouth Selectmen Cancel Summer

April 30, 2020

Organizers of the Falmouth Road Race aren’t sure when or whether they’ll hold one of the most famous running events in the country, now that the Falmouth Board of Selectmen has cancelled most public events in the town through August 31.

The 7-mile road race is the largest event on Cape Cod, often drawing about 100,000 people, including about 10,000 runners. It starts in the seaside village of Woods Hole and runs along Vineyard Sound, ending at Falmouth Heights.

An organizer of the road race told The Cape Cod Times that it won’t take place in August, as it normally does. This year’s race was scheduled for Sunday, August 16.

Neither is registration likely to begin on Friday, May 1, as was scheduled.

The Falmouth Board of Selectmen voted on Monday, April 27 to rescind all permits for special events through August 31 before of the coronavirus emergency.

If the road race doesn’t occur this year, it would be the first time since 1973.

 

Source: Falmouth Road Race web site

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