Falmouth Road Race Facts
The two-day Falmouth Road Race Expo attracts 18,000 to 20,000 to Falmouth. On Friday, runners pick up their numbers. A children’s event is held on Saturday. Cape Cod Healthcare will feature da Vinci Robotic Surgery, with demonstrations of how the technology works.
Also on Saturday, the Elite Invitational Mile is held. This event draws the fastest group of runners from around the world. Last year there were 2,000 spectators to watch the one dozen runners, according to Christine Frazier, President of the FRR Board.
All of the elite runners – about 30 to 40 men and women – stay with host families in Falmouth over the race weekend. Any CCHC physician or employee who lives in Falmouth and would like to host a runner should call the FRR office at 508.540.7000.
The number of runners in the FRR is capped at 13,000 this year. Entries are determined by a lottery system. Falmouth residents are automatically eligible to run in the race. Due to the CCHC sponsorship, FRR organizers have set aside 50 slots for CCHC employees and physicians. (See the CCHC intranet for details.)
Opportunities are also open for CCHC employees who wish to volunteer at the race. About 100 non-medical volunteers are needed to do everything from staff the gift table to handing out water to runners along the course. (See the CCHC intranet for details.)