falmouth road race

STEPHEN SAMBU LOOKS TO BECOME FIRST TO WIN FALMOUTH FOUR TIMES

STEPHEN SAMBU LOOKS TO BECOME FIRST TO WIN FALMOUTH FOUR TIMES

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After speaking during Friday morning’s Falmouth Road Race press conference, Stephen Sambu and several of the runners in attendance wanted to get some fresh air.

IT'S FALMOUTH TIME: MEDALS AWAIT LARGE FIELD IN 45TH MEMORABLE RUNNING OF FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

IT'S FALMOUTH TIME: MEDALS AWAIT LARGE FIELD IN 45TH MEMORABLE RUNNING OF FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

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There will be something waiting for every runner who completes the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday.

FALMOUTH RACE TO ALLOW VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS

FALMOUTH RACE TO ALLOW VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS

THE BOSTON GLOBE

Amid your rhythmic footfalls, Falmouth Road Race landmarks come and go. The Nobska lighthouse. The flat miles along the Vineyard Sound. The loop around the inner harbor. You check your watch at each mile marker. Right on pace. As the beachside finish nears, the crowds grow larger and louder. You sprint beneath a giant American flag, cross the line 150 yards later, and find a bank of photographers clicking away. Then, with the satisfaction of a race well run, you step off your treadmill.

POPULAR FALMOUTH RACE IS CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

POPULAR FALMOUTH RACE IS CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

THE BOSTON GLOBE

FALMOUTH — Back when the Falmouth Road Race was a year-old toddler, Tommy Leonard vowed that he’d take a swan dive off the Bourne Bridge if the race didn’t attract 500 entrants. “With the way traffic is now, probably a lot of people would have liked to see me do it,” the event’s founder joked during the run-up to the 41st running of what long since has become a supersized summer fixture on the Cape.

10 NEW ENGLAND ROAD RACES

10 NEW ENGLAND ROAD RACES

THE BOSTON GLOBE

The Boston Marathon is a great motivator. As roughly 27,000 runners cross the finish line April 16, thousands on the sidelines will be inspired. Maybe a marathon goes on the bucket list, but a shorter race may seem a more realistic first step. New England boasts a calendar packed with spring, summer, and fall road races of all distances.