Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 2013
Marathon & Relay: Sun., October 27 at 8:30 a.m.
The Village Green, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA
Congratulations to Eric Ashe and Kate Pallardy, the 2012 Cape Cod Marathon Men's & Women's Champions; to Joseph Ekuom and Brielle Chabot, the 2012 Novo Nordisk Cape Cod Marathon Half Champions; to the "QD Racing Team", the Fastest Relay Team; to Barry Lass and Paula Healy, the Men's & Women's Clam Chowdah Challenge Champions; and all the other finishers in the 2012 Cape Cod Marathon, Marathon Relay and Novo Nordisk Cape Cod Marathon Half!!!
Official 2012 Marathon & Relay Results are posted on this site.
FOR PRESS COVERAGE of the race go to:
|Bird's Eye View of the Half!|
To see the entire 2011 slide show, click here!
2013 Marks the Thirty-sixth Running of the Cape Cod Marathon.
From its inception in 1978, the race has been a Falmouth Track Club event. In 1993 a marathon relay was added to the event and has grown to 210 teams. 2011 was our first year for the half marathon, it has proven to be a popular event that fills early each year, and it will continue to be held on Saturday morning creating a true Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend!
The marathon's race committee consists of volunteers from the club who donate countless hours. Their credo has been to treat every runner as a guest and pay close attention to the nitty gritty details of race organization. To that end they have succeeded remarkably well over 35 years. A vignette and an e-mail from a first-time marathoner illustrate the point.
Some years back a middle-to-back-of-the-pack runner had hit one of those low points in a race that every runner experiences. After struggling up the long incline at 15 miles on 28-A, he shuffled up to the waterstop on Palmer Avenue, thinking seriously of quitting. One of the volunteers took pity on him. She walked with him a for couple of hundred yards, offering him words of encouragement. Finally, when she was sure he would continue, she gave him a big hug and urged him on his way. He finished, and would later write the Falmouth Track Club a thank-you note in which he said that the only reason he finished the race was because of the warmth and kindness of the volunteers and that hug. For the next several years, he returned to run the marathon, and every year when he got to that water stop on Palmer Avenue, the volunteer was there waiting for him. Every year he got his hug, and every year, he finished the race.