Our calendar focuses on primarily Cape Cod & Islands races, with a few popular races off-Cape thrown in. For links to other race listings websites, please see the bottom of the page.
Please note: The calendar page always a work in progress and updated regularly with future dates as they become available and new races. If there is a Cape Cod race you would like to see listed, please email the details to email@example.com. Thank you!
FTC Falmouth Cape & Islands Regional
35th Almost Annual Hangover Classic : 1-1-2016, 11 am
7.38 miles or whatever you’re up for, start/finish at the Birds, bring an appetizer and/or hors d’oeuvre to share
Everyone wins a prize!
Old Silver Beach Run and Dunk : 1-1-2016, 11:30 am
5.5 miles or 3 miles with a “dunk” in Buzzards Bay after, Old Silver Beach (350 Quaker Road, N. Falmouth), entry by donation to the Cape Cod Center for Women, organizer is Greg Parkinson
Cape Cod Roadrunners Annual Winter Fun Run : 1-10-2016, 10:30 am
4.9 miles, Weary Travelers Club (77 Valley Bars Road, Monument Beach), $12 pre-race / $15 race day. visit website
The run is followed by a social get together, awards ceremony, raffle and refreshments. This year the proceeds will be donated to the Bourne Conservation Trust, a private non-profit organization which obtains parcels of land in the town of Bourne for the purpose of conservation and recreation.
Martha’s Vineyard 20 Miler : 2-13-2016, 11 am
20 miles, start at Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority Terminal and end at Oak Bluffs School, $40 until 12/31, $50 after 12/31. visit website
The number of runners for this race is restricted to 500 Individual 20 Milers, and 50 2×10 Mile Relay Teams.
Hyannis Marathon and Half Marathon : 2-21-2016, 10 am
26.2 miles & 13.1 miles, Resort & Conference Center of Hyannis (35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis), marathon $61 / $66 after 12/31, half marathon $51 / $56 after 12/31, marathon relay $111 / $121 after 12/31. visit website
New Bedford Half Marathon : 3-15-2015, 11 am
13.1 miles, New Bedford, $50 before Dec 31, $60 between Jan 1-31, $70 between Feb 1-March 1. visit website
A fast certified half-marathon loop with two major hills. The first beginning just after 3 miles and the second beginning at the 12 mile mark.
Falmouth 5000 : 3-16-2014, 12 pm
3.1 miles, Falmouth Heights Beach (Grand Avenue, Falmouth Heights), $30 / $20 age 19 and under / $10 kids fun run, visit website
An annual holiday themed (St. Patrick’s Day) USATF elite sanctioned and certified 5K event with a kids fun run at 11:40 am. The Falmouth 5000 is a flat and super fast course set in a beautiful seaside venue. A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to Dana Farber cancer research through Team Maureen.
LIVE LOVE TRI Indoor Triathalon : 3-28-2015
25 min swim / 25 min bike / 25 min run (heats beginning every 1/2 hr from 8 am-noon), YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard (111 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs), $35 minimum, visit website
Do one, two or all three legs of the event. Sign up as a relay team or individual. Age Groups: Youth 11-13, 14-19, Adult 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. LIVE LOVE TRI raises $10,000 annually for the Y Community Outreach and Financial Assistance program. Suggested fundraising goal is $250 (fundraising is not mandatory).
Seagull Six Spring Classic : 3-29-2015, 11 am
5.74 miles, Woods Hole, $20 pre-race / $25 race day, visit website
A scenic and hilly loop, the last three miles of which are the first three miles of the Falmouth Road Race course backwards, including the hill at Nobska Light. Seagull Six signature glass mugs to the first 200 registrants.
Cape Cod Trail Race : 4-12-2015, 8 am
10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon, 50K, Crane Wildlife Management Area (754 Route 151, East Falmouth), $25 10K, $45 Half-Marathon, Marathon, 50K, visit website
All-trail race race; military discount available; tech short-sleeve shirt extra.
James Joyce Ramble : 4-26-2015, 11 am
6.2 miles, Endicott Estate (656 East Street, Dedham, MA), $35 pre-race / $40 race day, visit website
The course loops by historical landmarks with approximately two dozen costumed actors reading the works of Joyce aloud along the route.
Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler : 5-3-2015, 9:30 am
4.9 miles, Town Hall Square (Main Street, Falmouth), $30 pre-race / $35 race day, pcbpubrun.com
A New England Runner Pub Series event. Limited to 500 entries. The scenic, mostly flat, single-loop course starts and ends in Town Hall Square and runs through residential neighborhoods and along the Vineyard Sound shore.
Ragnar Cape Cod Relay : 5-8-2015 & 5-9-2015
About 200 miles, Hull to Provincetown, regular team $1380, ultra team $920, high school team $450, visit website
Teams of 12 – or ultra teams of 6 – tag team run day and night, relay-style. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs three times (or 6 times for ultra teams), with each leg ranging between 3-8 miles and varying in difficulty.
Cape Abilities 5K Walk/Run : 5-9-2015, 9:15 am
3.1 mile run / 2.2 mile walk, Hyannis Village Green, visit website
Runners and walkers alike enjoy the flat, scenic course, complete with water views. A major fundraiser for Cape Abilities, the 5k Walk/Run is a fun, inclusive event that brings together families, friends, supporters, businesses and community members. Prizes for the top runners in all age categories.
Team Maureen Run 4 Your Life Walk/Run : 5-9-2015
9:30 am kids fun dash / 9:45 am 4-mile run / 10 am 2-mile run & walk, Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth), $5 kids dash / $15 2-mile / $25 4-mile, visit website
Proceeds go to Team Maureen, a non-profit for GYN cancer awareness and research at Dana Farber Cancer Research.
Lee Mannillo 5K: 5-10-2015, 9:30 am
3.1 miles, Barnstable County Complex (195 Main Street, Barnstable), $25 (plus $3 registration fee), visit website
This race is in honor of Lee Mannillo, a Barnstable County employee who passed away in childbirth last spring, leaving twin boys, as well as another County employee’s wife who was lost to breast cancer on Mother’s Day last year, also leaving twin boys.
Gleason Family YMCA 5K Road Race: 5-16-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Onset Village Pier, $20 until 4/15, $22 after 4/15 children 12 and under $15 until 4/15, $17 after 4/15, visit website
Proceeds from this race benefit the Gleason Family YMCA YCares Annual Support Fund, providing financial assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford membership, programs and summer camp
Strawberry Shortcake 10k : 5-16-2015, 9 am (10k walk & 2 mile run) & 10 am (10k run)
6.2 miles / 2 miles, Upland Sportsmans Club (67 Upland Road, Plympton), 10K $25 pre-race / $30 race day, 2 miler $10 pre-race / $15 race day, visit website
The Plympton Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are all recipients of race proceeds. In addition to these local groups, two Silver Lake Plympton graduates, seeking scholarships, also benefit from the success of this event.
Piggy Trot : 5-17-2015, 10 am
3.7 miles, Dowses Beach (Osterville), $30 pre-race / $35 race day, visit website
Kids fun run at 9:30 am. Road race to raise funds for melanoma awareness through the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. Awards, raffles, refreshments and entertainment immediately following the race.
US Coast Guard MWR Duathlon : 5-23-2015, 9 am
run 2 miles / bike 12 miles / run 2 miles, Mass Military Reservation/Camp Edwards (Bourne), $50 individual, $60 relay team / $10 race day additional fee / $12 single day USA Triathlon license, visit website
People will not be allowed to enter the Coast Guard base after the race has begun. All spectators must be on the base before the race begins. All adults must present a legal identification card (driver’s license, etc) in order to enter the base.
Michael Aselton 5K : 5-24-2015, 7:30 am
3.1 miles, Village Green (367 Main Street, Hyannis), $36 through May 1 / $41 after May 1, greathyannisroadraces.com/5K_Home.html
Following the race on Sunday, there will be a terrific post-race party that will include Live music, provided by The Moonlighters, fruit, bagels, BBQ and refreshments.
“The Great Hyannis” Johnny Kelley Half Marathon: 5-24-2015, 8:15 am
13.1 miles, Village Green (367 Main Street, Hyannis), $56 through May 1 / $61 after May 1, greathyannisroadraces.com/JK_Home.html
Following the race on Sunday, there will be a terrific post-race party that will include Live music, provided by The Moonlighters, fruit, bagels, BBQ and refreshments.
(Feet, Fins & Flippers 5K : 5-25-2014, 9 am)
3.1 miles, Buzzards Bay Park (100 Main Street, Buzzards Bay), $25 + $2.37 online registration fee, visit website
Use your FEET and help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends in this 5K run/walk along the Cape Cod Canal.
Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5k : 5-24-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, Oak Bluffs (Martha’s Vineyard), $20, visit website
1-mile fun run at 10:30 am. Start of race is only a 5-minute walk from Island Queen, Hyline, and Steamship Authority Ferry. Course goes around East Chop with sweeping panoramic views of West Chop, Vineyard Sound and Oak Bluffs harbor. To benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.
Viva 5K: 5-31-2015, 9:00 am
3.1 miles, Barnstable High School (744 West Main Street, Hyannis), $20 until April 30 / $25 May 1 through race day, visit online registration or download registration form.
Chip timing and customized bibs. Prizes to first male and female finishers and top finishers in age divisions. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Barnstable Recreation programs through the Adam Prentice Scholarship Fund.
Provincetown 10K : 5-31-2015, 9 am
6.2 miles, MacMillian Wharf/Lopes Square (Commercial Street, Provincetown), $40, visit website
The race starts in the town center and follows historic Commercial St. towards the dunes and beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore. This moderately challenging 10K finishes near the center of town (loop). All proceeds to benefit local causes.
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes : 5-31-2015, 9:30 am
3.1 miles, Cape Cod Fair Grounds (1220 Route 151, East Falmouth), visit website
The JDRF Walk is an impactful way to raise money for critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and show your support for the millions of people affected by this serious disease.
Falmouth June Jog : 6-7-2015, 8:30 am (run/walk) & 10:30 am (kids fun run)
4 miles & 6.2 miles, Falmouth Heights Beach (Grand Avenue, Falmouth Heights), $25 before May 1 / $30 May 1 and after / $10 age under 14 / kids fun run free (ages 12 and under), visit website
Start at scenic Falmouth Heights Beach and finish at East Falmouth Elementary School. Proceeds to benefit East Falmouth Elementary School PTO.
Falmouth Flag Day 5k : 6-14-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Falmouth Heights (263 Grand Avenue), $25 / $15 for age 17 and under, visit website
To benefit the Falmouth Education Foundation. T-shirt for the first 200 to register by May 15. Medals for children and many age-group awards. Kids’ sprint races on the adjacent ballfield, 8:45 am, for ages 9 and under, with no pre-registration or charge, though donations are welcome.
Mackenzie’s 5k for Crohn’s Disease : 6-20-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Henry T. Wing Elementary School (33 Water Street, Sandwich), $10 per person minimum donation, visit website.
Join the more than 500 people who contributed their time, talent and treasure and raised nearly $20,000 to fund ongoing research by The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The race is run in a beautiful Cape Cod setting, past the historic New England churches and colonial homes of downtown Sandwich, one of the oldest towns in America and then along the beautiful scenic views of Shawme Pond. Plenty of free parking. Age category medals. After-event activities, food, games & music.
Lazy Lobster 10 Miler & 5 Miler : 6-21-2015, 9 am / 8:30 am (kids race)
10 miles & 5 miles, Decas Elementary School (760 Main Street, Wareham, MA), 10 mi: $40 pre-race / $45 race day, 5 mi: $30 pre-race / $35 race day, kids run $5, visit website
All finisher receive a finishers medal. Register by May 29 and receive a tech shirt.
Lower Cape Sprint Triathlon : 6-21-2014, 7 am
swim 1/4 mile, bike 11 miles, run 3 miles, Long Pond (Wellfleet, MA), $99 single / $200 team, visit website
Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Wellfleet Montessori Preschool.
21st Annual Father’s Day Road Race : 6-21-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles & 6.2 miles, The Children’s Museum in Easton (9 Sullivan Ave, North Easton, MA), $25 pre-race / $30 day-of-race / $10 5k non-competitive walk. visit website
Voted Best Race Course 2014 by South Shore Road Race Guide. There is also a discount for groups of 10 or more and free childcare provided by the museum.
Run Jack Run Memorial Race: 7-4-2015, 9 am
1.2 miles (untimed), Falmouth High School to Trotting Park fields, $25 individual / $75 family of 4+, visit website
Wellfleet Road Race : 7-5-2015, 8:30 am
5 miles, Mayo Beach Parking Lot (Kendrick Avenue), $20 adult race / $15 kids race, after June 28: $25 adult race / $20 kids race, visit website
1.2 mile kids fun run at 10 am. T-shirts to first 250 entries and t-shirts to first 50 kids race entries.
Race for Open Space : 7-11-2015, 8 am
3.1 miles, Westmoore Club (Cliff Road, Nantucket), $50 includes a tax deductible $25 donation to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Land Fund, visit website
Phinney’s Harbor 5K Fun Run : 7-11-2015, 8:30 am
3.1 miles, Monument Beach Marina (Emmons Road), $20 pre-registration / $25 race day, visit website
Multi-terrain fun run.
Paul E. White Memorial Road Race : 7-11-2015, 10 am
4.81 miles, North Falmouth Library (6 Chester Street), $15 pre-registration/ $20 race day, visit website
Limited to 600 runners and held rain or shine. Pre-registration required for teams. Proceeds support the North Falmouth Village Association’s non-profit activities which include elderly and youth group programs, floral beautification, entertaining and informative dinner meetings, and scholarships administered including the Mellen Memorial Fund.
Falmouth Sprint Triathlon : 7-12-2015, 7 am
swim 1/3 mile, bike 9 miles, run 3.1 miles, Surf Drive Beach (Surf Drive, Falmouth), $90 individual / $145 2 or 3-person relay team / $12 USAT one-day membership, visit website
Swim start field limit is 750 individuals and 30 relay teams.
Run for the Red : 7-16-2015, 6:30 pm
2 miles, Hyannis Village Green (Main Street, Hyannis), visit website
Kids runs: half-mile for ages 7-12, 100-yard dash for ages 6 and under. Benefiting the American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast MA.
Nantucket Triathalon : 7-18-2015 sprint distance, 7-19-2015 Olympic distance
Sprint distance: .33 mile swim / 14 mile bike / 3.4 mile run, Olympic distance: .9 mile swim / 24 mile bike / 6.1 mile run, Nantucket, $125 individual / $175 2 or 3-person relay team / $12 USAT one-day membership, visit website
In the last four years, the Nantucket Triathlon has donated over $125,000 to the Town of Nantucket Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship opportunities for Nantucket students.
Cape Cod Championship 5K : 7-18-2015, 8 am
3.1 miles, East Bay Elementary School (Osterville), $25 / $5 kids race, visit website
1K kids race prior to main event.
Rhiannon McCuish 5K Woodland Run : 7-18-2015, 10 am
3.1 mile, Heritage Park (Mashpee), $25 pre-race / $30 race day, visit website
Loop beginning and ending at Heritage Park. Lunch provided after the race.
Dennis Road Race : 7-25-2015, 10 am
5 miles run / 3 mile walk / kids fun run (9:00 am), Wixon Middle School (Dennis), $15 pre-race / $20 race day, visit website
The Green Run 5K : 8-1-2015, 9:30 am
3.1 miles, Lowell Field (Cotuit), $30 until 6-30; $32 7-1 – 7-31; $35 race day, $15 ages 13-18, $10 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and under, visit website
Start and finish at the corner of Main Street and Lowell Avenue. Youth runs for ages 7-12 and for ages 6 and under. Benefits The Barnstable Land Trust.
Cape Cod’s Irish Pub Road Race : 8-1-2015, 10 am
5.25 miles, Cape Cod’s Irish Pub (126 Main Street, W. Harwich), $20, visit website
Benefits the town of Harwich Ambulance Fund.
Chilmark Road Race : 8-8-2015, 10:30 am
3.1 miles, Chilmark (Martha’s Vineyard), visit website
Since 1978, the race has been run along beautiful, but oh-so-hilly, Middle Road. Entries are limited to 1500 runners.
36th Annual Brew Run : 8-8-2015, 4 pm
5.2 miles, The Woodshed (Route 6A, Brewster), $15 pre-race / $25 race day, visit website
SBLI Family Fun Run : 8-15-2015, 5 pm
Distance based on age, Falmouth High School (874 Gifford Street, Falmouth), visit website
Events include Tommy Cochary High School Invitational Mile, Falmouth Youth Mile, Toddler Trot, and Family Fun Run. All registered participants are given an official t-shirt, a finishing medal and a digital photo.
Against the Tide : 8-15-2015, 8:30 am
1 mile swim (competitive or recreational), 2 mile kayak, 3 mile walk, or 3.1 or 6.2 mile run (competitive or recreational), Nickerson State Park (3488 Main Street, Brewster), $175 minimum, visit website
Participate in up to 4 events. Money raised goes to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s work toward breast cancer prevention. The minimum donation for participation is $175 per participant.
5K Run for Jabberwocky : 8-15-2015, 9:15 am
3.1 miles, The Farm Institute (14 Aero Ave, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard), visit website
Fun run at 8:45 am. Camp Jabberwocky exists to provide a residential summer camp for people with disabilities.
Falmouth Walk : 8-15-2015, 10 am
3.2 miles, Falmouth Town Hall (59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth), visit website
Fun and short with a fantastic post walk party on the grounds of St. Barnabas.
New Balance Falmouth Road Race : 8-16-2015, 9 am
7 miles, Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights, visit website
Scenic course along the water from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights. This race sells out quickly.
Hip Hop 5K & 10K : 8-22-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles & 6.2 miles, Oliver Ames High School (Easton), $20 Adults & Child 10K / $15 Child 5K, race day: $25 Adult / $20 Child, visit website
Also a 2-mile walk. USATF certified 5K and 10K courses. All money raised goes to benefit the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital Hip Program.
Sullivan 5K Run/Walk for Health and Fitness : 8-22-2015, 9 am (walkers), 9:30 am (runners)
3.1 miles, Oak Bluffs Town Park (Martha’s Vineyard), $20 pre-race / $25 race day / $5 kids fun run, visit website
Kids fun run 8:45 am. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1989-1993. This event raises much needed funds to support the Hospital’s efforts to improve the health of the Island community.
Cape Cod Irish Village Road Race : 8-22-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, Cape Cod Irish Village (822 Route 28, South Yarmouth), $20 pre-registration / $25 race day, visit website
Post-race activities include awards presentation (including cash prizes first place M/F), raffles and live Irish music. Proceeds from this year’s race will go to Katelynn’s Closet and Comfort Zone Camp.
Nantucket Rock Run : 8-29-2015, 6 am solo / 7 am relay
50 miles, Nantucket, $100 solo / $300 relay, visit website
A full day, grueling competition in which the course requires runners to swim, run on all manner of beach surfaces, choose between running ankle deep in sand or waist high in crashing waves (or swimming around beach obstacles, etc.), all while trying to span all or a portion of the almost 50 mile run-able perimeter of Nantucket as quickly as possible.
Cape Cod Canal 10K : 8-29-2015, 7:45 am
6.2 miles, Bourne Scenic Park (370 Scenic Highway, Bourne), $45, visit website
The race starts and ends at the Bourne Scenic Park. This race was created in memory of Daniel Toy (09.12.80 – 06.07.02). Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Youth Basketball of Bourne.
David Lewis 5K Run/Walk : 9-5-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, 200 Ter Heun Drive (Falmouth), $20, visit website
Kids race at 8:45 am is a short course for 3-6 year-olds and a slightly longer course for ages 7-12. The race is in memory of David who died of a heart attack at age 39. His time at Gosnold, which assists individuals and families affected by addiction, allowed him eight years in sobriety.
Dennis Labor Day 5K : 9-6-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Johnny Kelley Park (Bob Crowell Road, Dennis), $25 / $15 junior & high school track, visit website
Hyannis Sprint II Triathlon : 9-12-2015, 7:30 am
swim 1/4 mile; bike 10 miles; run 3.5 miles, Craigville Beach (Centerville), $80 until 12-31-14 / $85 1-1-15 until race, visit website
Swim a close-to-shore, rectangular design, bike a scenic and lightly-rolling loop through Historic Osterville and Centerville, run a flat and scenic lollipop out-and-back within Craigville Village.
21st Annual Run to the Rock 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon : 9-12-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, & 13.1 miles, various starting points, 5k: $15-25 pre-race / $20-30 race day, 10k: $20-25 pre-race / $25-30 race day, Half: $50 pre-race / $60 race day, visit website
All three races start at different locations but all finish at Plymouth Rock.
Vineyard 70.2 Triathlon & Sprint Triathlon: 9-13-2015, 6:30 am
70.2: swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles, sprint: swim .3 mile, bike 13.1 miles, run 3.1 miles, Waban Park (Oak Bluffs), visit website
Proceeds from the event donated to the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA.
Eastham Windmill Weekend Race : 9-13-2015, 8 am
5 miles & 2 miles, Nauset Regional High School (Cable Road, Eastham), $15 pre-race until 9-1 / $20 race day / $10 students / free 12 and under, visit website
Race through the scenic National Seashore.
Mighty Meehan 5k : 9-13-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, West Dennis Beach (Davis Beach Road, West Dennis), $20 pre-race / $25 race day / $10 ages 12-17 / free 11 and under, visit website
Main Street Mile : 9-13-2015, 1:00 pm
1 mile, Falmouth, pre-race: $15 / $10 kids 12 under / $47 family (4 or more), race day: $20 / $15 kids, visit website
A flat and accurate mile, starting on Main Street at the Falmouth Village Green, run east, and ending on Surf Drive at the Beach House. A great family run with age group awards and raffle prizes.
Live Like Renee 5k : 9-19-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Dowses Beach (Osterville), $25 through Aug 31 / $30 Sept 1-16 / $35 race day, visit website
The race follows a USATF certified course along the waterfront and continues through Osterville and returns to the beach, where food and beverage will be served. Back at the beach there will be awards, prizes, raffles as well as activities for children including face painting and a bounce house. First 200 registrants PRIOR to September 1will receive t-shirt & goody bag.
George V. Tankard Memorial Race : 9-19-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, Wesley Hotel (Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs), $15 pre-race / $20 race day, visit website
Presented by Martha’s Vineyard NAACP.
girlygirl P.A.R.T.S. 5k Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer : 9-20-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Craigville Beach (Centerville), pre-race: $30 Adults / $15 Children (4-17 yrs old), race day: $40 Adults / $20 Children (4-17 yrs old), visit website
A scenic run along Craigville Beach Road. All online registration receive a t-shirt. All proceeds go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for the research of a pre-screening tool for ovarian cancer.
Truro Treasures 5K Run/Walk : 9-20-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Ballston Beach (South Pamet Road, Truro), $15 / $10 ages 13 and under, visit website
T-shirts for the first 75 registrants.
The Barefoot 5k & 10k Beach Run : 9-20-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles & 6.2 miles, Sandflats of Cape Cod Bay (Cape Cod Sea Camps, 3057 Main Street, Brewster), 5k: $25 until 9-1 / $30 after 9-1, 10k: $35 until 9-1 / $40 after 9-1, visit website
Attempting to break the World Record for the number of barefoot participants in a running race! The record is 1,143. All participants need to run at least the 5k Barefoot to be counted in this record.
Vineyard Haven Public Library 5K Run/Walk : 9-20-2015, 10 am 5k / 9:45 am kids fun run
3.1 miles, Vineyard Haven Public Library (200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven), $20 pre-race / $25 race day, visit website
Free 1/2 mile kids fun run for ages 13 and under. There will be medals for winners in all age groups, and all participants will be eligible to win raffle prizes.
ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon & 10K : 9-26-2015, 7:30 am
13.1 miles & 6.2 miles, Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth), half: $105 until 9-12 / $125 after 9-12, 10k: $75 until 9-12 / $95 after 9-12, visit website
After the half marathon and 10k, the post-race After-Party Expo will take place in the Sea Crest’s beach and beachside courtyard.
Captain Gerald F. DeConto 5K Run/Walk : 9-27-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Stop & Shop Plaza (65 Route 6A, Sandwich), $20 / $15 ages 18 and under, visit website
Benefits the Captain Gerald F. DeConto Scholarship. The scholarship was started by Captain DeConto’s family after he was killed on September 11th.
Craft Brew Races Cape Cod : 9-27-2015, 12 pm
3.1 miles, Cape Cod Fairgrounds (1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth), $50 through 8-27 / $55 through 9-26 / $65 race day, visit website
Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post race beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ breweries. This is a 21+ event.
5k/10k Run for the Troops : 10-3-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles & 6.2 miles, Buzzards Bay Recreation Area (next to Massachusetts Maritime Academy), $20 pre-race / $25 race day, visit website
The course is flat and paved with a water view the length of the course, there is slight rise towards the Herring Run turnaround. Money raised will be used to send Christmas care packages to deployed troops.
: 10-3-2015, 10 am
6.2 mile run & 3.1 mile run/walk, 64 Steeple Street (Mashpee Commons, Mashpee), $35 through 8-31 / $40 after 8-31, visit website
Also a free kids fit run. The race will begin and end near the Mashpee Public Library on the Village Green in the Mashpee Commons. This race promises a full day of festivities for runners and their families as the Town of Mashpee Oktoberfest will begin where the race ends.
Bourne PTA 5K Family Fun Day : 10-4-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles & 1 mile, Buzzards Bay Park (90 Main Street, Buzzards Bay), 5k: $20 adult / $10 student, visit website
The Family Fun Day also includes crafters and vendors, food, music, games, fitness demonstrations and activities, bounce house, crafts, and face painting and henna.
Run the Field : 10-4-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Cape Cod Airfield (1000 Race Lane, Marstons Mills), $30 August 16-September 15 / $32 September 16-October 2 / $35 race day, $15 ages 13-18 / $10 ages 7-12 / free ages 6 and under, visit website
Benefiting the Barnstable Land Trust and George Morrison Training Village.
Gay Head 10k : 10-4-2015, 10 am
6.2 miles, Gay Head Lighthouse (9 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah), $30 pre-race / $50 race day, visit website
Beginning at the Gay Head Cliffs, the course heads down State Road past the Aquinnah Town Hall, the Aquinnah Public Library and Wampanoag Tribal lands, up Moshup Trail along the beaches and back to the foot of the lighthouse. A fundraiser for the ongoing effort to rescue the island’s historic lighthouse from the peril of eroding cliffs.
Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon : 10-4-2015, 11:30 am 7.3 miler / 12 noon half
13.1 miles & 7.3 miles, Harwich High School (75 Oak Street, Harwich), half: $55 through Sept 1 / $60 after, 7.3M: $40 through Sept 1 / $45 after Sept 1, visit website
The courses are a throwback to ole Cape Cod with its cranberry bogs, ocean view, quaint ole Harwich downtown, cape-style homes, scrub oak woods and marshes loaded with wildlife.
High Five 5k : 10-10-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Seafood Sam’s Restaurant (6 Coast Guard Road, Sandwich), pre-race: $25 age 18 and over / $15 age under 18, race day: $30 / $20, visit website
The route features views of the Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich Marina and Sandwich Boardwalk, as well as the aerodynamically flowing locks and generally striking good looks of Mullet Marathoners Bobby, Kenny, A.J., Clark, Redford, Hank, Dale, Bernie, Boyd and more.
The Clam Crawl 6k & 3k: 10-10-2015, 12 pm
4.2 mile run & 1.7 mile walk, Sandy Neck Beach Park (425 Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable), $20, visit website
“Run, walk, or crawl your way to the finish line.” Proceeds benefit the MA Shellfish Officers Association Scholarship Fund.
Yarmouth Seaside Festival 5K : 10-11-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, former Lawrence MacArthur Elementary School (1175 Route 28, South Yarmouth), $20 pre-race / $25 race day, visit website
The festival is a full weekend of events and activities.
Miles for Meghan : 10-17-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, School Street and Main Street (Cotuit), $30 through September 30 / $32 October 1-17 / $35 race day, $15 ages 13-18 / $10 ages 7-12 / free ages 6 and under, visit website
The first annual 5k walk/run in memory of Meghan McCormack. Raising money to help fight Cystic Fibrosis, as well as celebrate Meghan’s love of life.
Cape Cod Marathon Half : 10-24-2015, 7:30 am
13.1 miles, Falmouth, $65 through July 31 / $75 after July 31 visit website
A fast and scenic route that hugs the Falmouth coastline of Nantucket Sound. Designed to maximize runners’ view of Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful waters of Nantucket Sound this out and back course is limited to one hill, the famous final hill for the Falmouth Road Race located in the Heights of Falmouth Heights.
Cape Cod Marathon : 10-25-2015, 8 am
26.2 miles, Falmouth, $75 through July 31 / $85 after July 31, visit website
The one-loop course begins and ends at the Village Green in Falmouth center. The first part is easy, the latter is a test. The people who do well on this course follow the following formula: go out easy, take plenty of fluids, and save energy for the hills.
Dennis Police 5K Halloween Hustle : 10-25-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, Mayflower Beach (Dennis), $20 / $15 ages 11-18, visit website
The funds will benefit the Dennis Police Association in their continued support of the community and the Dennis Police Department through the following: Dennis Police Scholarship Fund, Dennis Police Association Benevolent Fund, Community Programs.
Screech at the Beach 5k : 10-31-2015, 11 am
3.1 miles, Raw Bar at Popponesset Market Place (252 Shore Drive, Mashpee, MA), $25 5k / $5 kids fun run, visit website
Also a 1 mile kids fun run at 10:30 am. Post-race party is held in a tent behind the Raw Bar with great food from both the Raw Bar & the 99 Restaurant.
Falmouth in the Fall : 11-1-2015, 1 pm
7 miles, Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights, $20, visit website
Same course as Falmouth Road Race run in August.
Houston Memorial 5K Walk Run : 11-8-2014, 9 am
3.1 miles, Barnstable High School (744 West Main Street, Barnstable), visit website
Edaville Rail Run : 11-14-2015, 10 am
5 mile trail run, 2 mile fun run, Edaville Railroad (5 Pine Street, South Carver), $25 until Oct 23 / $30 race day, visit website
VIPS Elementary Track Meet & Morse Pond Mile : 11-15-2014, 9 am
Race lengths by grade groups K-4. Mile open to grades 5 & 6, Falmouth High School (874 Gifford Street, Falmouth), visit website
BEF Run for Success : 11-15-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Centerville Elementary School (658 Bay Lane, Centerville), $27 until September 30 / $30 October 1-31 / $32 November 1-12; $35 race day, $15 ages 13-18 / $10 ages 7-12 / free ages 6 and under, visit website
Kids runs: half-mile for ages 7-12, 100-yard dash for ages 6 and under. Benefiting the Barnstable Education Foundation.
Goal Kickin 5K : 11-22-2014, 10 am
Kids 1 mile fun run at 9:30 am & goalie shoot out, Mashpee High School. Registration at 9 am. view info sheet w/ registration link
Knit/crocheted hats for area hospitals accepted.
Turkey Prep Fun Run : 11-22-2015, 8 am
3.1 miles, Nelson Street Park Beach (Plymouth, MA). $12 through Oct 31 / $22 after Oct 31, visit website
A scenic run on the North Plymouth bike trail and back roads. 100% of registration fees go directly to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse.
We Gather Together 5K : 11-26-2015, 8 am
3.1 miles, Henry T. Wing School (Sandwich). Registration at 6:30 am, visit website
A race through the village of Sandwich. Bag of groceries is part of the entry fee.
Chatham Turkey Trot : 11-26-2015, 8 am
3.1 miles, Chatham Orpheum Theater (637 Main Street, Chatham), $15 & bag of non-perishable groceries for ages 13 and older / $5 and two grocery items for ages 12 and under, visit website
A race through Chatham village. All money and groceries raised by the Chatham Turkey Trot are donated to the Lower Cape Outreach Council.
Chase the Turkey : 11-26-2015, 8:30 am
4 miles, Falmouth Academy (7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth). Registration at 7:30 am. visit website
A trail race through Beebe Woods. Donations for Falmouth Service Center accepted.
Provincetown 5K Pilgrim Trot : 11-26-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Sandcastle Resort Club (929 Commercial Street, Provincetown), $25, visit website
A race to Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and back. All proceeds benefit PAAM.
Run Your Turkey Off 5K : 11-20-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, kids 1/4 mile race, Bourne High School (75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne), pre-race: $25 / $18 ages 13-18 / $15 ages 12 and under, race day: $30 / $25 / $20, visit website
A race starting from the school track, following a loop-route. 1/4 mile kids fun run prior to the race.
Andrea Holden Thanksgiving Race : 11-28-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, starting and ending at Whig St. and Scarsdale Rd (Dennis), visit website
All funds raised go to benefit the health and well-being of children in the Mid-Cape Area and four annual college scholarships at D/Y High School in Andrea’s name.
Jingle Jog 5k & Kids Elf Run : 12-5-2015, 8:30 am
3.1 miles, Falmouth Marine Park (180 Scranton Ave, Falmouth), $20 pre-race / $25 race day / $10 kids elf run, visit website
Wear your wildest holiday “jingle bells” festive outfit to run the course starting at the Marina Park Band Shell on Falmouth Harbor and finishing the New Balance Falmouth Road Race course then winding back through Falmouth Heights. The Elf Run will consist of a half mile run for children 12 and under.
Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run : 12-5-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, Joe’s Beach Road Bar and Grille (5 Beach Road, Orleans), visit website
Create a festive costume and enter the Holiday Costume Contest! After party celebration with festive holiday music, hot chocolate, milk & cookies and more. Race benefits the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Other resources for races of interest to Cape Cod runners include:
- Cape Cod Half Marathon Trilogy
- Cool Running Race Calendar
- Cape Cod Athletic Club
For information on the USATF-NE Grand Prix Series, visit USATF-NE Grand Prix Series
- A good listing of multisport events throughout the region can be found at the the Bicycle Support by Mark website
- Listings of half marathons throughout the U.S. can be found at Running in the U.S.A. website
- For marathons, visit Marathon Guide for a list with user comments