Cape Cod Marathon

Sunday, October 28, 8:30 AM Start on Main Street, Falmouth, MA

More video footage of the Cape Cod Marathon

The one-loop course begins and ends at the Village Green in Falmouth center. The first part is easy, the latter is a test. The people who do well on this course follow this simple formula: go out easy, take plenty of fluids, and save energy for the hills. Although the course is not closed to traffic, it is run on secondary roads and monitored by the police and numerous volunteers.

ONLINE REGISTRATION open February 1, 2018

  • Early Entry Fee: $80 + registration fee until June 30, 2018

  • Late Entry Fee:  $90 + registration fee until race fills or Thursday October 25, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  The entry fee is non-refundable for any reason. See deferral policy below.
Included in entry fee:
  • Gender specific long sleeve shirt
  • Expo shopping experience at number pick up
  • Customized bib with the first name spelled in registration  (if registered by September 10, 2018)
  • Unique Coastal Medal
  • Instant Results with Chronotrack
  • Hot Clam Chowdah/Soup at the finish line!
  • Finisher’s Certificate sent to your home address
  • The best town, volunteers and committee to answer any questions you may have!

CLAM CHOWDAH CHALLENGE: Runners interested in the Clam Chowdah Challenge (running both the Half and Full Marathons), should go to the Clam Chowdah Challenge page for more information. NOTE: To register to run the Challenge, you must register ONLY for the Clam Chowdah Challenge which will automatically enter you in both the half and full marathons plus includes special finisher goodies. DO NOT enter the half and full marathons separately and expect to be entered into the Cam Chowdah Challenge!

Basic Rules

The field will be limited to the 1,000 marathoners who enter. Runners entering the Cape Cod Marathon should be adequately trained to complete the course in six hours. After 2:30 pm, the course will be closed, and runners who finish after that time may not receive an official finishing time. Marathon entrants must be 16 years of age or older on race day. The “ChronoTrack B-Tag” system will be used for timing and scoring.

Number Pick Up

Saturday 9am-3pm – at the Expo, Gus Canty Falmouth Recreation Center, 790 East Main St. Falmouth, MA 02540

Race Day Parking 

Lawrence Junior High School  View a map of the race day parking areas.

Marathon Prize Money

Place Men’s Overall Women’s Overall Men’s Master Women’s Master Men’s Senior Women’s Senior Men’s Veteran Women’s Veteran
1 $1000 $1000 $500 $500 $200 $200 $100 $100
2 $750 $750 $300 $300 $100 $100
3 $500 $500 $200 $200
4 $250 $250
5 $200 $200

Awards winners are only eligible for one prize money award per event.

Overall winners are based on gun time.

Age Group winners are based on net/chip time

The Cape Cod Marathon, Half & Relay does not refund registration fees under ANY circumstances.
However, if you have registered for the marathon or half(including the Chowdah Challenge and not applicable to relay teams) individually but find you are unable to participate you may choose to defer your entry to 2019 in accordance with our deferral policy.
Please read the deferral policy details below:
Marathon/Half deferrals are allowed from the date of registration through October 1, 2018. Absolutely NO deferrals will be allowed after October 1, 2018. Once a Marathon/Half deferral is requested, the decision is final. The Marathon/Half deferral is good for one year only. An entrant with a Marathon/Half deferral will be discounted 40% for the 2019 race; the 2018 registration fee is NOT refunded.

Liability Waiver:
I hereby release the Falmouth Track Club, which organizes the events, all race officials and volunteers, the Town of Falmouth, all sponsors, USA Track & Field and all other person(s), organizations, or vendors connected with the race from any claim of damage or injury from my participation in or traveling to and from the events of the 40th Annual Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend to include the Relay, Half Marathon, Marathon, and the Clam Chowdah Challenge on Saturday-Sunday, October 27-28, 2018. If I choose to run the full and/or the half marathon, I attest that I will be properly trained to complete the full marathon within the six-hour time limit and/or the half marathon in the three hour time limit. I also give my permission to use my likeness and publish my name in the news media. I understand that for safety reasons the use of personal electronic devices such as portable music players during the race is a safety risk. If I choose to use portable electronic devices, I accept full liability and responsibility for any injuries to me or other participants in the event and for property damage caused by my use of these devices. I also acknowledge and agree that the entry fee is non-refundable, even if the race is cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the Organizers, such as, but not limited to, weather, public safety or any other situations that prevent the event from occurring safely.