The annual Cape Cod Marathon is always a good time but 2019 may prove even better with the improved course.
Yes, you read that right: after 35 years the Cape Cod Marathon course is being updated. It will now be flatter, faster, and best of all, more scenic. Where the old course traversed the roads and hills of Falmouth, much of the new course hugs the Cape Cod shoreline. The Start/Finish line remains where it has always been, on Falmouth’s Main Street.
To commemorate this change, returning marathoners who completed the old course last year, will receive a specially designed t-shirt. Further, First Place winners will automatically receive a course record bonus of $500!
Cape Cod Marathon Lodging Special
As another perk, Captain’s Manor Inn, located just steps from the start/finish line on Falmouth’s Main Street, is offering a Falmouth lodging special for this event.
Runners Special: Stay two nights at the regular price and receive your third night at half price! You’ll also enjoy a full breakfast each morning – or a runner’s lighter option the day of your race. It’s up to you!
This lodging special is good for any Captain’s Manor Inn guestroom and any combination of nights. Please call direct – 508 388-7336 – for availability.
The annual event includes a Full and Half Marathon, as well as a Relay Race and Kids Fun Run.
Those who really want a workout can enter the Clam Chowdah Challenge. The Clam Chowdah Challenge involves running both the half and full marathon – or 39.3 miles in two days. Yikes! Makes my legs ache just thinking about it …
Entrants in the full and half marathon receive a commemorative, long sleeved t-shirt, customized bib, reusable bag, finish line photo, and a medal. Clam Chowdah Challenge runners also receive a special, 2019 Clam Chowdah Challenge t-shirt. Relay teams runners will receive a Team Slap Bracelet and Baton.
Other race perks include a race course stocked with water and Gatorade plus apple cider donuts and a Soup Station at the finish line. Now there’s some runner’s motivation for you!
Be sure to check out the annual two-day EXPO, too. The EXPO includes a DJ spinning music, vendors offering a variety of sporting goods, and a series of speakers and classes on Saturday, October 26th.
The Cape Cod Marathon is an “official” Boston Qualifier and both the half and full are certified and sanctioned (MA14036JK).
Cape Cod Marathon 2019 Schedule
Cape Cod Marathon EXPO
Gus Canty Falmouth Recreation Center, 790 East Main St. Falmouth
Friday, October 25th, 3pm to 7pm & Saturday, October 26th, 9am to 3pm
Speakers/Classes on Saturday, October 26th:
10am – Relay 101: How to navigate the new and improved marathon route
10:15am – David Jenness, Previous and Current Chowder Challenge Runner – Running Motivation
11am – Danielle Nardi, Yoga Instructor and Doctor of Physical Therapy – Yoga for preventing injury
12pm – Caroline Tocci, Founder of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation – Empowerment for women runners
1pm – Adrienne Haslet, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and Para Athlete – Surviving trauma and overcoming physical challenges
2pm – Relay 101: How to navigate the new and improved marathon route
Cape Cod Half Marathon
Saturday, October 26, 7:30am Start in Falmouth Town Square
Cape Cod Marathon/Cape Cod Relay
Sunday, October 27, 8:30am Start on Main Street
Cape Cod Kids Fun Run
Sunday, October 27, 8:45am Start on the campus of St. Barnabus
The Captain’s Manor Inn is just steps from the Marathon’s start/finish line. Our Falmouth inn is also just a block from the Shining Sea Bikeway and a short stroll to all the best restaurants and shops that Falmouth Village has to offer. Come enjoy the convenience and luxury of our lovingly restored 1849 estate’s 7 guestrooms with well-appointed, private bathrooms, and a full breakfast each morning. Free WIFI and parking along with numerous amenities. Book your stay at Captain’s Manor Inn today!