The 49th Annual Running of the Iconic 7-Mile Race to Include a Virtual At-Home Edition and SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge; In-Person Run Component Still Pending
Falmouth, MA (April 30, 2021) – The 49th Annual ASICS Falmouth Road Race, one of America’s premier running events of the summer season, will open registration for its virtual At-Home Edition and SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge on Saturday, May 1 at 9 AM. Currently, the iconic running event will consist of a week-long worldwide virtual celebration where participants will lace up their running shoes and go 7 miles in their own neighborhoods from August 7 – 14. Plans surrounding an in-person run – tentatively slated for Sunday, August 15 – are still pending.
The first 10,000 registrants for the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition will receive all the traditional Falmouth runner gifts, including this year’s shopper bag, the highly anticipated commemorative mug, access to the virtual gift bag and other assorted goodies. Additionally, FREE registration for the SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge also opens on May 1. Registered participants between the ages of 3 and 12 will receive a package complete with activities and surprises including an Official SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge bib, limited-edition protective face covering, and the 2021 superhero cape and mask to celebrate their accomplishments.
“We are excited to announce that registration for the 49th annual ASICS Falmouth Road Race and SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge opens May 1st,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. Board of Directors. “While our in-person event is still pending, we were humbled by the number of runners from around the world who joined us for our virtual At-Home Edition last year. This year, our goal is to provide both virtual At-Home and in-person options, if state and town guidelines allow. It would be fantastic to see runners return to Falmouth for the race this year and we are actively working with the Town of Falmouth and our incredible partners to make that happen safely for everyone. In addition, we are also looking forward to celebrating the 50th running in 2022 and the excitement that goes along with such a milestone.”
During registration, runners will be presented with an option to select, “If given the chance, I would like to run in Falmouth.” Those who select the option to run in person will be placed in a random lottery. Upon guidance and capacity approval from the governor’s office and the Town of Falmouth, runners will be selected from this group at random to run the official racecourse in-person on August 15. More details will be released as they become available.
For more than 45 years, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has promoted health, wellness, and pride in the community. In these unprecedented and uncertain times, the organization is striving to be consistent in its mission, continuing to provide its dedicated athletes, enthusiasts, and the community with an event to be proud of and one that supports people in need.
About Falmouth Road Race, Inc. The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite and recreational runners out to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.