Overall Rating
Overall Rating (53 Reviews)
4.3
(53 Ratings)  (53 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.9
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4.8
PRODUCTION
4.2
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4
The new classic Cape Cod Marathon course showcases the beauty of the scenic Falmouth coastline. The Start/Finish will still be along Main Street in the quaint village of Falmouth. Out on the course, we’ve made it flatter, faster and much more scenic as it hugs the Cape Cod shoreline for … MORE
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    eialongo FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was a fun and fast race, despite running in torrential rain. Well organized, easy parking, it had the benefits of a large race, but ease of a smaller one. MORE

    This was a fun and fast race, despite running in torrential rain. Well organized, easy parking, it had the benefits of a large race, but ease of a smaller one.

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    5

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    hajpacheco FIRST-TIMER '22

    Other than the remnants of hurricane Ian, it was a great race. Mostly flat course, with strategically placed hills to challenge the mind & body toward the end. Beautiful scenery … MORE

    Other than the remnants of hurricane Ian, it was a great race. Mostly flat course, with strategically placed hills to challenge the mind & body toward the end. Beautiful scenery and supportive crowd along the route, and a very well organized race.

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    alyxpearce19 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The best laid plans... They moved the date to avoid the end of October bad weather, and Hurricane Ian came in hot with high winds and downpouring. Aside from the … MORE

    The best laid plans… They moved the date to avoid the end of October bad weather, and Hurricane Ian came in hot with high winds and downpouring. Aside from the weather, it was a great race with beautiful views of the Cape. The shirt is by far my favorite I have received thus far; the medal was disappointing as it was just a sticker on a generic medal. All the volunteers were AMAZING! It’s one thing to have great volunteers on a warm, sunny day; but these volunteers were out there in the cold and rain with great attitudes!

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    mciulla944 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The race was predominantly flat in the beginning until around mile 21 when some mild hills appeared. Great scenery along the water but very windy and was chilling towards the … MORE

    The race was predominantly flat in the beginning until around mile 21 when some mild hills appeared. Great scenery along the water but very windy and was chilling towards the open ocean stretches. Lots of support from volunteers and many friendly residents cheering along the way made for a great race!

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    rstonge93 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The course was great with a mix of scenic water views and beach houses, rolling hills and flat miles with plenty of volunteers and aid stations. I would have liked … MORE

    The course was great with a mix of scenic water views and beach houses, rolling hills and flat miles with plenty of volunteers and aid stations. I would have liked to see more on course photographers or even to guarantee that all participants get a finish line photo. Unfortunately after looking at every finish line photo, there was not one of myself. It would also have been easier to have the photos sorted by bib number rather than time of day; not sure if this is something the photo service has control over or the race team! Additional signage of where to park at the start area and where the finish line refreshments were would have been helpful. It was also hard for family and friends to track me without a tracking app: the ASICS app recommended by the race team would have used up phone battery and was not ideal to have running on my phone during the race. Other thing I enjoyed were the post race cider doughnuts, foil blanket, and medal at the finish!

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    Michellezahn FIRST-TIMER '22

    Although it was windy I loved this course! A few hills but otherwise flat. Lots of water/gaterade stations. I didn’t run my best time but that was bc I only … MORE

    Although it was windy I loved this course! A few hills but otherwise flat. Lots of water/gaterade stations.
    I didn’t run my best time but that was bc I only had a month to train. When I crossed the finish line I was very dizzy and the volunteers helped me greatly. From sitting down, to taking me to the medical tent. Someone was always there. Not to mention the 1st volunteer took pics of my friend and I once she crossed!
    I never thought I could eat chowder after running…. But oh my it was the best!
    I always said I would only do each marathon once due to many and the training…. But I am definitely into doing this one again! With hopes to enjoy the downtown area with the fam this time.

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    CarolCabral FIRST-TIMER '22

    Two friends were running their first marathons, so a group of us decided to support them by running the marathon relay. Everything was great. It was well organized from bib … MORE

    Two friends were running their first marathons, so a group of us decided to support them by running the marathon relay. Everything was great. It was well organized from bib pick up to finish line events. The volunteers were wonderful, especially at the relay exchange points. Everything was clearly marked, very easy to follow. We had a great time and hope to be back next year.

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    meghanlabrecque FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great race! Beautiful scenery and not too much elevation gain. Many aid stations spread out in good spots. Miles marked well. Many people around boosting moral by cheering us on! … MORE

    Great race! Beautiful scenery and not too much elevation gain. Many aid stations spread out in good spots. Miles marked well. Many people around boosting moral by cheering us on! Overall a very fun race!

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    pynelopee83 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Windy, but we were dealing with hurricane remnants. Beautiful course, hills the few miles but nothing I was prepared for. The expo hours were a bit inconvenient for number pickup … MORE

    Windy, but we were dealing with hurricane remnants. Beautiful course, hills the few miles but nothing I was prepared for. The expo hours were a bit inconvenient for number pickup but all in all it was a great, well organized race! Will definitely run again.
    More Gu/aid stations would be nice too. I’m

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    Expo small and simple; long sleeve tech shirt and reusable bag with few vendors for last minute needs. The medal one of the cheaper that I’ve seen The rain held … MORE

    Expo small and simple; long sleeve tech shirt and reusable bag with few vendors for last minute needs. The medal one of the cheaper that I’ve seen
    The rain held off for the marathon; however, the wind was steady throughout which made for a rough run (hurricane Ian)
    The volunteers and course support of water and Gatorade were plentiful. One spot offered gels in the latter half
    The scenery was awesome with two memorable climbs and some rollers
    This race has a strict six hour cut off and, YES, finish mats and tables being collected around 6:15
    Enjoy the clam chowder; delish!

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    sfergus1 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is a well run race from the expo, separate days for half and full, to a cool medal and dedicated volunteers out there for us in a steady downpour … MORE

    This is a well run race from the expo, separate days for half and full, to a cool medal and dedicated volunteers out there for us in a steady downpour and wind . i really like the cool shirt and it is different than the full. Overall it was a well run race with a pretty flat course much along the water. Falmouth is a nice town although not many good hotels at affordable price. Lots of motor lodges.Go you will enjoy .

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Location, location, location!!! Even in the rain it's a beautiful course. They do a great job with organizing!!! Many aid stations. Great volunteers!!! Lots of food after the race. MORE

    Location, location, location!!! Even in the rain it’s a beautiful course. They do a great job with organizing!!! Many aid stations. Great volunteers!!! Lots of food after the race.

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    cabutlerma REPEAT RUNNER '22

    The overall lead-up (signup, messaging, information, communication) was great! Easy to register, great (but not too much) communication, lots of useful information. The race weekend was great. Packet pickup was … MORE

    The overall lead-up (signup, messaging, information, communication) was great! Easy to register, great (but not too much) communication, lots of useful information.

    The race weekend was great. Packet pickup was convenient and all the volunteers and vendors were friendly and supportive. The race-day itself was managed very well. Lots of parking and convenient access for drop off. Lots of options for families in tow to cheer on the runners (my family was able to watch me from four different spots with no driving around). The volunteers at the water tables were super friendly and encouraging.

    And the course? It looks a little weird on the map, but it was a BEAUTIFUL run (despite the gale force winds leftover from hurricane Ian). Mostly flat, but some nice rolling hills around Mile 20. And a great last few miles along the beach. I’m definitely running it again!

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    bkhreis24 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Nice scenery and the response time from race organizers were very quick. The quant town is fun and plenty of boutiques and restaurants as well as breakfast places. The time … MORE

    Nice scenery and the response time from race organizers were very quick. The quant town is fun and plenty of boutiques and restaurants as well as breakfast places. The time of year is perfect to start to see some fall foliage. Nearby towns are easy to drive to and equally as quant with more shopping, dining and sightseeing. Definitely a perfect weekend getaway.
    The biggest bonus is or should be a secret that it’s a flat and fast if that’s your thing, it’s a Boston qualifier. So for those looking, I’d definitely recommend this race!

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    dorigray FIRST-TIMER '22

    The entire Cape Cod Marathon weekend is the most fun! Well organized, great merch, fantastic expo. The nicest volunteers and staff. I ran the half marathon on Saturday and despite … MORE

    The entire Cape Cod Marathon weekend is the most fun! Well organized, great merch, fantastic expo. The nicest volunteers and staff. I ran the half marathon on Saturday and despite bad weather still had fun. Gorgeous views and a mostly flat course. The hot soup at the finish line was KEY. I also volunteered at the marathon finish line for cleanup and it was really special to cheer on the final finishers. You can feel the amazing energy among everyone there. I look forward to being more involved next year in this very special weekend.

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    timcook99 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my 39th marathon and 27th state. Loved the course, along the beaches and through neighborhoods. The shirt is really cool and one that I plan to wear in … MORE

    This was my 39th marathon and 27th state. Loved the course, along the beaches and through neighborhoods. The shirt is really cool and one that I plan to wear in the future. Yes, the wind was challenging but at least the pouring rain from the previous day had stopped. Clam Chowder at the end was so good!

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    juliaeguerin FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great scenic route… flat and relatively easy. Amazing volunteers and aid stations. Good organization… only thing that could have maybe been done better is the way the waves were released … MORE

    Great scenic route… flat and relatively easy. Amazing volunteers and aid stations. Good organization… only thing that could have maybe been done better is the way the waves were released at the beginning. There was nowhere to stand based on pace… you just had to push yourself up to the front. Overall, great race and great energy!

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    bridgitwallace3 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great flat easy race. The 5k was awesome I did a good job for myself. The team spirit morale was great! loved all of it! I will do it again! MORE

    Great flat easy race. The 5k was awesome I did a good job for myself. The team spirit morale was great! loved all of it! I will do it again!

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    shrimpshell REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Great course on the Cape! By the coast, mostly flat. It's October by the coast, so it's bound to be windy (25mph). Pros: 1. Post-race food! A buffet of clam … MORE

    Great course on the Cape! By the coast, mostly flat. It’s October by the coast, so it’s bound to be windy (25mph).

    Pros:
    1. Post-race food! A buffet of clam chowder and vegan soup, amazing apple cider donuts!
    2. Free parking
    3. Lovely spectators along the way
    4. Flat course
    5. Small field size, wide roads – I never had to run through a wall of people even in the first few miles like in other races.

    Cons:
    1. It was NOT a closed course. There were cars driving next to us the whole time. Had to look over the shoulder each time I switched running to the other side of the road.
    2. Not enough signage. Could not locate the bib pickup or BATHROOM after parking. Could not find any volunteers in the area to ask for directions. The tents were hidden between buildings and signs were written in sharpies; made for a very stressful morning pre-race.
    3. Not enough traffic cones /signs along the course. Almost missed a turn and went off course until a spectator told me.
    4. Weather: This is out of anyone’s control, but the last 6 miles were very windy and difficult.
    5. No race photos (not really a con, just FYI)

    Overall a good race to do with friends but wish for better directions to the bib pickup/ bathrooms so runners are not frantic before the race!

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    mikeyfalcone REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Very scenic course. Awesome volunteers. Tons of water stops. Great long sleeve tech shirt. Announcer at the end was great, very high energy. MORE

    Very scenic course. Awesome volunteers. Tons of water stops. Great long sleeve tech shirt. Announcer at the end was great, very high energy.

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