Overall Rating
Overall Rating (30 Reviews)
4.4
(30 Ratings)(30 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
3.9
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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    stephgalvani FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great race with gorgeous scenery. Well supported with very happy volunteers, despite the miserable weather. I had never been to Falmouth before and enjoyed exploring the town on the day … MORE

    Great race with gorgeous scenery. Well supported with very happy volunteers, despite the miserable weather. I had never been to Falmouth before and enjoyed exploring the town on the day before, then seeing a different side during the marathon. Would definitely consider running again!

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    rockrabbit1 FIRST-TIMER '19

    New course. I hadn’t run the old course so can’t compare, but I enjoyed this course despite the bad weather. Very beautiful along the shore, bike path, and rolling hills … MORE

    New course. I hadn’t run the old course so can’t compare, but I enjoyed this course despite the bad weather. Very beautiful along the shore, bike path, and rolling hills through Woods Hole. I’d definitely run again. The awesome volunteers out in the bad weather are to be commended. Enjoyed the post race soup. Option for an x-small women’s shirt would be appreciated. I had thought going into this race that I’d probably move away from marathoning after this one. Cape Cod made me excited about running marathons again 🙂

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    writeloudly REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The storm that came in made this course much harder with all the wind and ocean waves hitting the road. This course was much flatter/easier than the original course. But … MORE

    The storm that came in made this course much harder with all the wind and ocean waves hitting the road. This course was much flatter/easier than the original course. But the back and forth along the same roads got monotonous. I much prefer a loop. Thank you so much to race volunteers and director Jack Afarian for your dedication and support to all us runners! The storm was wicked!

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    munyamunos REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run the CCM twice before, and this year inaugurated a new, flatter course. I liked this course better, with its great scenery, and miles of running alongside the … MORE

    I have run the CCM twice before, and this year inaugurated a new, flatter course. I liked this course better, with its great scenery, and miles of running alongside the ocean. Some patches of the course were gravel (miles 22-24), along the ocean, and it made it hard, especially with gusty winds and sea-water lashing the face. Efficient race officials and volunteers, from start to finish!

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    Daniel0820 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course was mostly flat until you hit mile 19 or so where you hit a series of rolling hills. This is where you will start seeing most runners start … MORE

    The course was mostly flat until you hit mile 19 or so where you hit a series of rolling hills. This is where you will start seeing most runners start to significantly fade. The weather was also atrocious. Mostly head winds for the early miles along the beach but you got a nice tail wind on the same portions about half way through the race on the way back. The last 3 miles should have been beautiful as you were hugging the coast line but the rain was coming down heavily at that point and you were battling what felt like 40 m.p.h. head winds. This surely destroyed my chance for a BQ. Missed it by 2 minutes. Kudos to the race volunteers who were very supportive along the way and braved the elements for a long stretch of time. Overall, this was a special experience and could have been perfect given the right weather conditions.

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    staciedina FIRST-TIMER '19

    Despite the gale force wind and rain pellets, I loved this race. Would definitely do it again, but next time I won't rely on the Gu stations to actually have … MORE

    Despite the gale force wind and rain pellets, I loved this race. Would definitely do it again, but next time I won’t rely on the Gu stations to actually have Gu for us slower racers!

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    scott10x Nov 01, 2019 at 3:30pm

    I ran 3:08 and didn't see any Gu stations.

    I ran 3:08 and didn't see any Gu stations.

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    mnellenback FIRST-TIMER '19

    Loved the scenery and the relay aspect of the race. So much fun. Weather was terrible in the end but doing leg 4, I had the wind at my back. … MORE

    Loved the scenery and the relay aspect of the race. So much fun. Weather was terrible in the end but doing leg 4, I had the wind at my back. Would definitely do again.

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    wattersegde FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great volunteers and support in awful conditions. The course is mostly flat to rolling with great scenery. Weather at the end was horrendous, but that is not fault of the … MORE

    Great volunteers and support in awful conditions. The course is mostly flat to rolling with great scenery. Weather at the end was horrendous, but that is not fault of the race director / planning. I can imagine it would have been spectacular if we had Saturday’s weather.

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    nanskimtn REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Amazing volunteers braving such incredibly nasty rainy and windy weather! I love the green long sleeve tech shirt and the medal is beautiful. Much different from when I ran this … MORE

    Amazing volunteers braving such incredibly nasty rainy and windy weather! I love the green long sleeve tech shirt and the medal is beautiful. Much different from when I ran this marathon in 1993! Aid stations were well stocked and sweet people cheering us on. The course was absolutely beautiful along the ocean shore and bike path into the town of Falmouth. A few hills near the end to keep it interesting too! The small expo was very nice although they took the backdrop for photos down early (I was disappointed) – the tent with chowder, food and chicken soup was a welcome treat. Wonderful community and a definitely challenging race more because of the weather. I commend their commitment to minimizing environmental impact and redusing waste. More events need to be following this protocol! Thank you for putting on a stellar event for the NE Grand Prix finale!

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    jcoughlin195 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    New course is way flatter but also way more exposed to the elements. I do love Falmouth and the volunteers and community are SECOND TO NONE! This is an amazing … MORE

    New course is way flatter but also way more exposed to the elements. I do love Falmouth and the volunteers and community are SECOND TO NONE! This is an amazing production put on by warm, caring people. I ran the full last year and the Chowdah Challenge this year and both were amazing, even with the weather. If you run marathons put this on your bucket list!

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    thmatthews7 FIRST-TIMER '19

    +The course marking could be improved. Maybe a CCM19 on the roads, and some more yard signs. +The communication for the race is weak. Website is limited, and information for … MORE

    +The course marking could be improved. Maybe a CCM19 on the roads, and some more yard signs.
    +The communication for the race is weak. Website is limited, and information for spectators is lacking. How about a “Top 5 Viewing Areas” blog post on the site?

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    lday2411 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course was absolutely beautiful!!! The weather did not cooperate but that is only Mother Nature’s fault! Was a bit upset to find out that the race organizers did not … MORE

    The course was absolutely beautiful!!! The weather did not cooperate but that is only Mother Nature’s fault! Was a bit upset to find out that the race organizers did not hang around a little longer for those who finished after two hours. The last two miles were very difficult due to the high winds, and it would have been nice to wait a bit longer for those who finished after 6 hours because of this.

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    esemiller REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Somehow I was directed to run a 1.5 mile loop twice. And then I was sent on a wrong turn and the volunteer had to chase me down, at which … MORE

    Somehow I was directed to run a 1.5 mile loop twice. And then I was sent on a wrong turn and the volunteer had to chase me down, at which point she told me that if I just kept going down the wrong street I would end up back on the course. On two other occasions the junctions were so poorly marked that I had to ask the inattentive volunteers which way to go. By the halfway mark, I had run over 15 miles and they were shutting down the course. So I bailed. What a mess.

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    karyncolomey FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course is pretty flat there were a few hills but not much! If you’re looking for a course to get a new PR this is the one to do! … MORE

    The course is pretty flat there were a few hills but not much! If you’re looking for a course to get a new PR this is the one to do! I trimmed off 32 minutes!

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    bravoinmotion REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I loved this entire race weekend. I participated in the Chowder Challenge - running the half on Saturday and the full on Sunday. The course is relatively flat and very … MORE

    I loved this entire race weekend. I participated in the Chowder Challenge – running the half on Saturday and the full on Sunday.

    The course is relatively flat and very scenic much of it covering the coast line and some great running trails. You will get a wonderful feel for this community on this course. The volunteers are amazing – many in abundance and so dedicated.

    As an avid marathoner there were 3 things that disappointed me. Car control – the streets were still in operation but cars were flying through the streets and there are runners with headphones in that cannot hear the cars or their fellow runners telling them to watch out. I was scared I was going to see someone hit. 2nd concern there were little options for fuel or energy burst on the course – no oranges or bananas, just some halloween candy around mile 19. 3rd concern – I saw no medic tents along the route.

    All in all – great race, great support, I enjoyed my run and would come back and do it all again.

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    slamdunkel29 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Excellent race and I hit a PR by over 5 minutes despite the headwinds and rain from 23-25 miles. My only suggestion for improvement would be traffic control. I had … MORE

    Excellent race and I hit a PR by over 5 minutes despite the headwinds and rain from 23-25 miles. My only suggestion for improvement would be traffic control. I had to dodge 3 cars turning from Surf to Walker and at that stage of race it wasn’t pleasant.

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    hsingas FIRST-TIMER '19

    To be completely clear, the toughest part of this race was the weather which was no fault of the course or race itself. Other than that - it was an … MORE

    To be completely clear, the toughest part of this race was the weather which was no fault of the course or race itself. Other than that – it was an awesome experience! The registration and bib pick-up were incredibly easy and the swag was great. I loved the flat stretch through mile 19 and enjoyed running along the bike path. The water stops/bathroom stops were plentiful which was great. The volunteers and spectators were absolutely lovely. Even as one of the slower finishers, I continuously felt supported by the course staff. I was so proud to cross the finish line and again, felt just as celebrated as any other marathoner. 10/10 course and race experience. 0/10 weather – haha

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    noreika5 FIRST-TIMER '19

    First off - volunteers were amazing !! Standing out in the rain and being so supportive . My disappointments : 1) No goodies after the half way point - no … MORE

    First off – volunteers were amazing !! Standing out in the rain and being so supportive .
    My disappointments :
    1) No goodies after the half way point – no bananas , or goo or anything .
    2). They started taking down the digital timers along the course WELL before the six hour mark. Thats discouraging !
    3). They had run out of chowder when we got there – wasn’t that the point ? It was a big deal for me .
    4). No physical trainers or massage tables or even a place to stretch for that matter .

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    plin03 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The course is very well designed. Before the race I was worried about many turns into inland but it turned out it was so windy by the beach, going inland … MORE

    The course is very well designed. Before the race I was worried about many turns into inland but it turned out it was so windy by the beach, going inland was a treat. Running on the bike trail was very enjoyable too. Overall, it was a great experience. And clam chowder at the finish line was the best!

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    melissaj530 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Beautiful scenery, a few hills, but doable, and well run by the volunteers. Lots of ocean views and a beautiful bike path. Frequent water and Gatorade aid stations. No gels … MORE

    Beautiful scenery, a few hills, but doable, and well run by the volunteers. Lots of ocean views and a beautiful bike path. Frequent water and Gatorade aid stations. No gels on the course however. Small field.

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