It’s hard to complete with the Olympics, but the Falmouth Road Race does a good job (minus the green pool water and government corruption).
Each year, illumiNITE sets up shop at this fun race on Cape Cod, and each year it gets bigger, better, and more competitive (good luck scoring a bib number). A truly global event, the field is an international mix of Olympians and elite runners. Not surprising, because the winner receives a $10,000 purse (not bad for 32 minutes of work).
Even though the top runners steal the spotlight, Falmouth has always been a race for the rest of us. Started as a bet between two local bars, the Falmouth Road Race welcomes average Joes and Janes with open arms, a beautiful course, and cold beer at the end. We love this race.
According to the website, a few charities still need runners to fill their charity spots. So if you’re in shape (the course can be tough in the heat of summer), able to raise some money, and in the Falmouth area, it’s not too late to join the fun. Check out the website to learn how to help.
If you’re already running or supporting a runner, stop by our booth at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Falmouth High School Field House, 875 Gifford St., Falmouth. We’ll have plenty of summer stock available and a preview of our new fall and winter gear. Mention this blog post and win a prize.
Not heading to Falmouth this weekend? Visit us online and get 15% off your next purchase. Use the promo code SUMMER at checkout (expires 9/22/16).
The Expo is open on Thursday, August 18th from 5pm – 7pm, Saturday, August 19th from 10am – 9pm, and Saturday, August 20th from 9am – 4pm. See you there.
Good luck runners!