Falmouth Road Race Information

This year’s Falmouth Road Race will be run on Sunday August 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

Falmouth Road Race Cancelled (formerly August 16, 2020)- Instead, consider the “At-Home Edition of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race”. Please do NOT make plans to complete your run on the official race route. There will be no Falmouth Road Race volunteers or public safety officials to assist. We, along with the Falmouth Road Race staff ask that you run or walk the seven miles at home or another safe location. Thank you!

Official Falmouth Road Race Website

Official Falmouth Road Race Schedule

This year’s Falmouth Road Race will be on Sunday August 16, 2020 at 9 am. As in years past, traffic will be restricted from entering Woods Hole and the Falmouth Heights area. Woods Hole and roads along the race route will be opened after the last runner has passed. Please expect travel delays.

Woods Hole (Starting Line Area): Water Street in Woods Hole will be closed to vehicle traffic at 5:00 am. Access to the ferry via Woods Hole Rd will be limited until about 8 am and closed completely until about 10 am. Boats will be restricted from accessing the Eel Pond Bridge Dock on Water Street and the Commercial Fishing Dock on Albatross Street from 5:00 am to 10:00 am. Sippewissett Road, between Ransom Road and Quissett Harbor Road, will be closed from 5:00 am to about 10:00 am. Please also refer to the road closure maps below.

Falmouth Heights (Finish Line Area): Grand Avenue will be closed from Walden Avenue to Worcester Court at 4:00 am and reopen later in the afternoon (est. 2 pm). Select streets in Falmouth Heights (see map) will close at 5 am and stay closed long enough for runners to clear the finish line, and for clean-up crews to properly police the area. Please also refer to the road closure maps below.

Falmouth (Race Route): All other roads along the race route leading from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic at approximately 8:15 am and reopened soon after the last runner has passed. Please also refer to the road closure maps below.

Alcohol Prohibited: The Falmouth Road Race is a non-alcoholic event, and all laws governing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be enforced.

Public Consumption of Marijuana Prohibited: The public consumption of marijuana is prohibited in the Town of Falmouth, including at the Falmouth Road Race. All laws governing the public consumption of marijuana will be enforced.

Subject to Search: As a safety precaution, personal bags and/or containers are prohibited in Woods Hole and Falmouth Heights during this event. Any such items will be subject to searches by Falmouth Road Race Personnel and/or public safety officials. Prohibited Items List

Parking: Motorists should make every effort to park their vehicles in proper parking areas, as illegally parked vehicles will be towed. The closest handicap parking is available at the Bristol Beach parking lot. Parking information

Drones: The entire route of the Falmouth Road Race is a “No Drone Zone.” The public is being advised NOT to operate any type of drone (unmanned aerial vehicle), including remotely controlled model aircraft, over or near the course, or anywhere within sight of runners or spectators. FAA: “Never fly over groups of people” (14 CFR 107.39)

More Information: For detailed Falmouth Road Race information please contact road race personnel at 508‐540‐7000 or view their website.

Falmouth Road Race Course Map

Have a safe and enjoyable day at the Falmouth Road Race.

For ROAD CLOSURE information, follow the map links below:


Map of “Full” Route


Map of Woods Hole


Map of Falmouth Heights