Producers of beloved road race gift funds raised across five local organizations and programs
FALMOUTH, Mass. – Falmouth Road Race, Inc. had a record-breaking year across the board, with top times at the road race and best-ever fundraising numbers. Their successful fundraising allowed the organization to award a total $218,997.54 in grants this past year, which includes $93,455.54 being awarded to five local organizations and programs this winter. Recipients included the Falmouth Public Schools, and Tommy’s Place, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that owns and operates year-round magical vacation homes for kids fighting cancer in Falmouth, MA and Centerville, MA on Cape Cod, among others. This year’s grants bring the total donated by the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. to $5,185,817. Local nonprofit organizations interested in applying for grants from the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. can find more information on how to apply here.
“The School Department’s relationship with the Falmouth Road Race and the grants they have gifted to our schools plays an important role in transforming the education and extracurricular activities for our students,” said Lori Duerr, superintendent at Falmouth Public Schools. “Through these initiatives, we have been emphasizing the importance of physical activity, teamwork, inclusion, overall well-being, and the importance of giving back to our community. The lasting impact of these contributions extends far beyond the immediate benefits, leaving a lasting mark on the educational experience of students in the Falmouth Public Schools.”
“We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from the Falmouth Road Race through the Charity Runner program and the grants that we have received,” said Tim O’Connell, Tommy’s Place founder. “All of our services are 100% free of any cost to our incoming guests. Our homes are open and occupied year-round so the support that we receive from the Falmouth Road Race is critical to the success of our mission of bringing smiles to the faces of kids fighting cancer.”
Other key moments from this past year included:
- The 2023 ASICS Falmouth Road Race raised a record-breaking $7,226,357.05 for local charities, bringing the total overall funds raised since 2000 to $63.7 million.
- The 2023 ASICS Falmouth Road Race had 3,800 charity runners and 201 charity teams take part in the event, contributing to the record-breaking amount raised.
- Falmouth Road Race, Inc. awarded a record-breaking $101,000 in scholarships to local students, bringing the grand total in scholarships awarded since the inception of the scholarship program to $370,000.
“Falmouth Road Race, Inc. continues to blow me away year after year with just how big of an impact we have on our community”, said Jennifer Edwards, executive director of Falmouth Road Race, Inc. “Witnessing the joy that our events bring to people is rewarding on its own, but then seeing the fantastic amount of money raised changing people’s lives outside of the event really is a remarkable thing. It’s an honor to lead an organization like the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. and I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us!”
Falmouth Road Race, Inc. is committed to supporting and promoting local organizations with a specific focus on youth athletics and programming that promotes health and wellness. These efforts are realized by consistent community involvement and ongoing philanthropic endeavors including donations, scholarships, grants and sponsorships.
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ABOUT FALMOUTH ROAD RACE, INC.
The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite athletes, and recreational runners to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The nonprofit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.