This Sunday, August 16th, Falmouth will host its annual 7 mile road race. Beginning in Woods Hole, the runners–some 12,000 of them– will set off from the Captain Kidd and finish at the BBC in Falmouth Heights.
Because of the sheer number of people that flood Woods Hole on the morning of the race (an estimated 75,000 spectators line the race’s seaside course), the village becomes temporarily closed off to cars. By 11 o’clock or noon, however, the town is back up and running. After the crowds dissipate, come back into town and enjoy the many post-run, high-carb meals that Woods Hole restaurants have to offer. Grab a ham and cheese croissant from Pie in the Sky Bakery, or an angus burger with truffle fries from the Quicks Hole Tavern.
The open race begins at 9:00am in Woods Hole, and uses back roads and ocean-view drives to the finish in Falmouth Heights. After the race, most will flock to the Heights to celebrate, so if you want to steer clear of the crowds, head back to the starting line and relax in the quiet, post-race afternoon.