Celebrity Runners, And A Huge Skinny Crowd at Finish of Falmouth Road Race

Written by Cape Cod Wave

FALMOUTH – Here’s the skinny on the scene at the finish line of the 41st annual Falmouth Road Race at the Falmouth Heights baseball field.

The legendary champion Bill Rodgers was suddenly standing right there in the crowd, watching the award ceremony and greeting everyone he met with a smile, a handshake or a hug. “This is the epitome of American road racing,” said Rodgers, when asked to describe the iconic race.

Based on the shirts, there were a lot of runners running for charity.

The first race, in 1973, had 92 runners. This race had 12,800 registered runners.

As they finished the course, this sea of humanity filtered onto the Falmouth Heights ballfield. It seemed and looked more crowded than it ever had – elbow to elbow in some spots, resembling a crowded nightclub more than the casual outdoor party it had looked like in years past..

Most of the sea of humanity was skinny, so maybe it wasn’t that crowded. Here’s some pictures.


— Brian Tarcy



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