Marathon Weekend Comes to Falmouth

MARATHON copyFALMOUTH -Hundreds of runners will take to the streets in Falmouth for the Cape Cod Marathon Weekend, October 25 and 26.

Traffic will be impacted Saturday and Sunday in Falmouth and Woods Hole.

The weekend-long event features a half marathon on Saturday and the full 26.2 miles for the Cape Cod Marathon on Sunday.

The half marathon has 1,200 people signed up for the run and about 950 are scheduled to run the full marathon.

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“Currently the half marathon is almost more popular than the Cape Cod Marathon. We actually have to close registration in August,” Race Director Matt Auger said.

He said the event is the result of a lot of community support.

“We just have such a great core of people in Falmouth and Mashpee in particular that come out and support this event, at over 17 water spots that we have. It’s really impressive, the support we get from the community,” he said.

The Cape Cod Marathon began in 1978, run for first 6 years at Otis AFB, and since then, on a scenic one-loop certified course in Falmouth.

This year marks the 37th running. The Cape Cod Marathon Weekend is hosted by The Falmouth Track Club.