The Cape Cod Marathon begins in the Falmouth Village Green, runs past the Falmouth Inner Harbor, along the Nantucket Sound with views of Falmouth Heights and Menauhant, across Green Pond and through the rustic wooded areas of Davisville and past Falmouth's legendary Cranberry bogs in Hatchville.
The race then turns west towards the Buzzards Bay villages of West Falmouth and Sippiwissett and south through Woods Hole. After travelling through Woods Hole, the race then returns to the beaches of the Sound, past the lighthouse and along the beaches of Surf Drive and then back through the downtown streets of Falmouth to finish at the Village Green.
The Cape Cod Marathon was the 131st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 135th largest in 2016.
Last year 6.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Cape Cod Marathon the 315th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 332nd highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 98.34 ranks it as the 282nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Massachusetts.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Cape Cod Marathon a PR Score of 98.34. This PR Score ranks it as the 229th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Massachusetts.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.