Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth MA.
This weekend is the running of the Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth MA. This is a full marathon that circles the seacoast town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. With more waterfront that any other town in the country, Falmouth provides a scenic marathon opportunity.
Cranberry boggs are also scenic this time of year, and Falmouth has many that the marathon route crosses or runs along side. While not as popular as the Falmouth Road Race,which happens in August every year, the Cape Cod Marathon makes Falmouth a busy place this weekend. There are two races - a half marathon on Saturday and the main, full marathon on Sunday.
The Saturday race is a 1/2 marathon and starts at 7:30 on Main Street in Falmouth. It is an "out and back" run where participants run along the south coast of Falmouth with ocean views over Vineyard Sound out to Martha's Vineyard. The turn around is in Menauhant, the southern end of the Central Avenue peninsula in the east part of Falmouth.
The Sunday full Marathon encircles all of Falmouth. Starting at 8:30 on Scranton Ave, runners will be on different Falmouth roads until 2:30. The chart below will help in planning travel around Falmouth as the runners take over each part of Falmouth at various times.
The Cape Cod Marathon has been run in Falmouth since the early 1980s. The records have been in place since 1986 (2:17:35 men) and 1987 (2:37:06 women). There are money prizes for winners.
If you're in Falmouth on Saturday or Sunday, be aware that there will be runners. Police details will be in place to help them cross intersections and cover the course in safety. Have fun, be safe.
Cap Cod Marathon Runner Progression Table
8:30 am Start at the Village Green
Mile 8:30 am 2:30 pm (Location/Streets)
1 8:35 AM 8:44 AM (Scranton Ave, Robbins & Falmouth Heights Rds)
2 8:40 AM 8:57 AM (Falmouth Heights Road)
3 8:45 AM 9:11 AM (Falmouth Heights
4 8:50 AM 9:25 AM (Acapesket & Menauhant Rds)
5 8:55 AM 9:39 AM (Green Pond Bridge)
6 9:00 AM 9:52 AM (Davisville and Bacon Farm Rds)
7 9:05 AM 10:06 AM (Davisville and Rt 28
8 9:10 AM 10:20 AM and the bogs)
9 9:15 AM 10:34 AM (Sandwich & Carriage Shop Rds)
10 9:20 AM 10:47 AM (Hatchville & Geggatt Rds)
11 9:25 AM 11:01 AM (Blacksmith Shop & Thos Landers Rds)
12 9:30 AM 11:15 AM (Thos Landers & Rt 28)
13 9:35 AM 11:28 AM (Rt 28A at Bourne’s Farm)
13.1 9:36 AM 11:30 AM (Rt 28 A, 2/10 mile south of Thos Landers Rd,)
14 9:40 AM 11:42 AM (Rt 28A - West Falmouth
15 9:45 AM 11:56 AM (Brick Kiln Rd & Rt 28A)
16 9:50 AM 12:10 PM (Old Palmer Ave & Sippewissett Rd
17 9:55 AM 12:24 PM (Sippewissett & Woodneck Rds)
18 10:00 AM 12:37 PM (Sippewissett & Gunning Point, McCallum Rds)
19 10:05 AM 12:51 PM (Ransom, Quissett Harbor & Sippewissett Rds)
19.3 10:07 AM 12:55 PM (Qussett Harbor Rd & Sippewissett Rd)
20 10:10 AM 1:05 PM (Woods Hole Golf Club)
21 10:15 AM 1:19 PM (Woods Hole: School, Water, & Church Streets)
22 10:20 AM 1:32 PM (Nobska Light)
23 10:25 AM 1:46 PM (F.R. Lillie & Oyster Pond Rds)
24 10:30 AM 2:00 PM (Oyster Pond & Elm Rds & Surf Drive)
25 10:35 AM 2:14 PM (Mill Rd & Surf Drive)
26 10:40 AM 2:27 PM (Walker & Main Streets)
26.2 10:41 AM 2:30 PM (Finish — Village Green)