The Falmouth Road Race will be taking place virtually to ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and onlookers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants in Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition will have the flexibility to complete their 7 miles on their own time and on their own course route between August 15th and August 29, to ensure social distancing. This year, walkers are also encouraged to participate!
Participants in the virtual race will be supporting the CCALS ALS Patient, Family and Caregiver Program, for which funding is needed more than ever. Caregivers and families are facing entirely new roles as many nurses, health aids, and CCALS staff are not permitted to enter homes. CCALS is adapting to the new reality with virtual meetings, consultations and check ins, online events, and shifting day-to-day activities to support families from afar.
Twenty twenty is the 20th year of CCALS participating in the Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Nonprofits program. Falmouth is one of our largest annual fundraising events and we are asking for your support to help us reach our goal of $200,000! This year’s $175 registration fee will be waived and we ask our runners to commit to raising a suggested minimum of $1,500 for CCALS.
Runners, joggers and walkers can sign up to run individually, as part of Team CCALS, or gather friends and family to create their own team! In addition to the Falmouth Road Race branded swag bag you will receive, CCALS will provide T-shirts and will be sending pre-race party baskets with fun surprises for runners who raise at least $500, in lieu of our pre-race party at the Seacrest. Each runner, jogger and walker will have their own fundraising page to share with colleagues, family, and friends. To run with us, click “register” at the top of the page.
Our other 2020 events have been postponed until further notice, resulting in $1 million anticipated revenue lost and unavailable to fund CCALS programming. We are grateful to be able to keep all of our staff on payroll, ensuring stability for our CCALS team during these uncertain times and providing our families the support they need. We have seen an increase in the services requested and the number of families we serve since the COVID-19 crisis began. Virtually running the Falmouth Road Race and fundraising in support of CCALS ensures we can continue to provide care to our entire community.
To learn more about this years virtual race, visit falmouthroadrace.com