Our calendar focuses on primarily Cape Cod 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, $18 pre-race / $20 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 day of race, 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.
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, MA), 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.
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
Kids fun runs at 8:45 am. 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, 9 am. Ages 9 and under. No charge and no pre-registration required.
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.
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
Paul E. White Memorial Road Race : 7-5-2014, 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.
Phinney’s Harbor 5K Fun Run : 7-6-2014, 8:30 am
3.1 miles, Monument Beach Marina (Emmons Road), $20 pre-registration / $25 race day, visit website
Multi-terrain fun run.
Wellfleet Road Race : 7-6-2014, 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
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.
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 : 7-19-2014, 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 : 7-19-2014, 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
Cape Cod’s Irish Pub Road Race : 8-2-2014, 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.
Hog Jog to Cure Melanoma 5k : 8-3-2014, 9 am
3.1 miles, Town Neck Beach Parking Lot (Wood Avenue, Sandwich), $20 until July 22 / $25 after July 22, visit website
To benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. In memory of Sheila Sullivan.
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 : 8-13-2015, 6 pm
Distance based on age, Falmouth High School (874 Gifford Street, Falmouth), visit website
For ages 2-14. Rain date is the next morning at 10 am.
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.
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 : 8-23-2014, 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.
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.
Main Street Mile : 9-13-2015, 7:30 am
1 mile, Falmouth, pre-race: $15 / $10 kids 12 under / $47 Family (4 or more), day of race: $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.
(More races to be added.)
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.
Dennis Police 5K Halloween Hustle : 10-26-2014, 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.
Cape Cod Marathon Half : 10-24-2015, 7:30 am
13.1 miles, Falmouth, 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 Aug 17 / $85 after Aug 17, 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.
(More races to be added.)
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
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 / $5 ages 16 and under, registration at 7 am, visit website
A race through Chatham village. Bag of groceries is part of the entry fee. 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 4th Annual 5K Pilgrim Trot : 11-26-2015, 9 am
3.1 miles, Sandcastle Resort Club (929 Commercial Street, Provincetown), registration at 8 am, visit website
A race to Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and back.
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, day of race: $30 / $25 / $15, visit website
A race starting from the school track, following a loop-route.
Andrea Holden Thanksgiving Race : 11-28-2015, 10 am
3.1 miles, starting and ending at Whig St. and Scarsdale Rd (Dennis), visit website
(Races to be added.)
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