Cape Cod Marathon Logo 2021

The Falmouth Running Club announced on August 20 that Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind project to be located over 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket, is the title sponsor for its 2021 Cape Cod Marathon Weekend. This is the 44th running of the Cape Cod Marathon, produced by the Falmouth Running Club, which will be held during the weekend of October 30-31 in Falmouth.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Falmouth Running Club for this historic and exciting event,” said Michael Brown, CEO of Mayflower Wind. “The Cape Cod Marathon has a long history of welcoming not only elite runners, but runners and families of all ages and abilities. The inclusiveness, FRC’s support of environmental and community initiatives, plus the beautiful coastal environment setting means this is sure to be a great event for participants and spectators alike.” Brown, a dedicated runner himself, noted that several members of the Mayflower Wind team are planning to participate in this year’s events.

“We are excited to be partnering with Mayflower Wind as the title sponsor of the 2021 Cape Cod Marathon,” said Jack Afarian, president of the Falmouth Running Club and race director of the Mayflower Wind Cape Cod Marathon Weekend. “Over the years, we have maintained the ‘Cape Cod Feel’ of our event and to this day most of our vendors and sponsors are located in Falmouth and the surrounding Cape Cod area. We also are dedicated to protecting the local environment with our composting and recycling efforts as we move toward our goal of being a ‘Zero Waste’ event. We believe that Mayflower Wind’s values align well with ours and we look forward to working with them to make our event even better and to continue to support the Falmouth Community.”

Mayflower Wind was also a sponsor this year’s 49th running of the Falmouth Road Race. The Town of Falmouth is playing a major role in Massachusetts’ clean energy future as the land base for Mayflower Wind’s onshore electrical infrastructure and connection to the regional grid. The Mayflower Wind Cape Cod Marathon Weekend offers a race for everyone with a full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, 5K, and a free Kids Fun Run, as well as the Clam Chowdah Challenge that totals 39.3 miles over two days. Staged in late October at the height of fall foliage season, the course runs along Vineyard Sound and beautiful coastal roads on the Cape.

Registration is now open with low pricing through August 31. To register visit capecodmarathon.com. All proceeds from the weekend events go to the Falmouth Running Club to support their youth running programs, scholarships, environmental initiatives, and community events. For more information visit capecodmarathon.com.

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