The 24th Annual Falmouth Walk on Saturday, August 16, covers a 3.2-mile scenic route and will benefit nine local charities.
The first pre-Falmouth Road Race walk started in 1991 when two old friends, Tommy Leonard, a bartender at the Quarterdeck Restaurant, and Eddie Doyle, a bartender at Cheers in Boston, came up the idea for the Falmouth Walk to benefit the Babe Ruth World Series. It attracted 40 walkers and raised $700. Last year, the 23rd annual walk had 675 registered walkers and raised $30,000. This year, all proceeds go to these charities: Falmouth Military Support Group, Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Housing Trust, Friends of the Falmouth Senior Center, Falmouth Prevention Partnership, the Ellen T. Mitchell Scholarship, Haven for Healing, Around the Table, and People for Cats.
The walk begins at Falmouth Town Hall Square, goes along Surf Drive beach to the inner harbor and back to Main Street, ending on the grounds of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. A 1.5-mile shortcut is available. A picnic, raffle, silent and live auctions follow.
The walk begins at 10 AM. Registration takes place on Friday, August 15, from 5 to 7:30 PM at the Quarterdeck Restaurant, 164 Main Street, and continues Saturday at 9 AM. Entry fee is $20.
Donations of goods and services for the raffle and auction or cash are welcome; for details visit www.falmouthwalk.org.