Falmouth Flag Day 5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk
To benefit the Falmouth Education Foundation

Sunday, June 12, 2016   10 a.m.       263 Grand Ave., Falmouth, Mass.       FlagDay5K@gmail.com

The 2016 race is in the record books, literally. Thank-you to our sponsors, volunteers and runners.
Results are posted. Please email FlagDay5K@gmail.com if you have any corrections.
A big "thank-you" to Mike Falcone and his Falmouth Track Club crew for a great job!
Check out these excellent photos taken by Susie Borowski.
Lots of great pics of the children's races. Thanks Susie!

Records Shattered
Robert DeLeo of Brookline shattered the course record at the Sixth Annual Falmouth Flag Day 5K on June 12 and ran one of the fastest 3.1-milers ever on Cape Cod. According to Bob Fitzgerald of New England Runner, "Irish Olympian Marie Davenport ran 15:59 at one of the 'Women Running Wild' 5Ks in Osterville years ago, but 16:10 is certainly one of the fastest south of the Sagamore and Bourne bridges for sure!"
DeLeo decided to run late last week and made the trip over the bridge worthwhile, scorching the waterfront route out and back from Falmouth Heights along Vineyard Sound under a picturesque sky and into a stiff breeze off the water for the last mile.
His time of 16:10.8, a 5:13-per-mile pace, bettered the previous record of 16:29.4 set by Charlie Marquardt of Pasadena, Calif., in 2011. DeLeo’s victory was never in doubt, as he pulled away early from runner-up Matthew Herman of Brookline and won by 57 seconds.
“This was a really nice race on a beautiful course,” said DeLeo after the awards ceremony. “I will spread the word about it back in the Boston area and will plan on returning in 2017.”
Preisig, though a Falmouth resident, had never run the race before, and was glad she did. Her time of 19:47.1 set a master’s record and was one of the fastest women’s time since the race was founded in 2011 by former Falmouth Road Race co-directors Kathy and Rich Sherman and race staffer Jo-Ann Leaf.
A former national champion in duathlon and triathlon, Preisig has represented the U.S. as an age group team member at several Triathlon World Championships, including a second place finish, and 10th in the 5,000 meters at the U.S.A. Track and Field outdoor championships.
Another highlight of the race was a fourth-place overall finish by 13-year-old Caleb Gartner in 18:12.3. He was almost four minutes ahead of the second pla
ce runner in his division.
Robert DeLeo cruises to a course record.
Robert DeLeo cruises to victory and a course record. Susie Borowski photos
Anne Preisig wins in 19:47.1
Anne Preisig of Falmouth wins in 19:47.

Check out the course from the air, compliments of Marathon Sports: https://youtu.be/LaB2ndvlwoI

Course map

 

Check out a nice story about the race in the Falmouth Bulletin.

Click here to get a free entry by raising $100 for Falmouth Education Foundation
with a fund-raising page at CrowdRise.com.

Falmouth Flag Day 5K T-shirt art contest winner Max Roman displays his winning design at Falmouth High School. From left, graphic arts teacher John Holladay, Marathon Sports manager David Corbett, Roman and principal Mary Gans. Max, a freshman, received a gift certificate for a pair of sports shoes from Marathon Sports in Mashpee Commons. He is the son of Susan and Seth Roman of Falmouth. More than 40 designs were submitted by students at the high school.

Thank you Max, and all the students who participated, and to Mr. Holladay and Ms. Baker, the art teachers who helped us with the contest.

2016 T-shirt logo

 We are delighted to welcome Slade Mortgage Group
as one of our Principal Sponsors.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Liam Maguire's Irish Pub Slade Mortgage Group

They're off!
What a beautiful day for runners and walkers of all ages! Congratulations to everyone who completed the race.
We had a record turnout of more than 500 including the children's sprints and we raised more than $13,000 for Falmouth Education Foundation.
Thanks to www.RedberryPhoto.com for the photo above and to Susie Borowski for the pictures linked below, including the awards ceremony and many of the youth runners:
http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/flagday5k/library/?view=recent&page=1

Photos by www.RedberryPhoto.com are here:
http://www.redberryphoto.com/Sports/Falmouth-Flag-Day-5K/i-QNbxWJt

Unofficial results, provided by Falmouth Track Club, are posted at www.CoolRunning.com.
Please email RaceTiming@FalmouthTrackClub.org with corrections.

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Supporting Sponsors:

Anytime Fitness Marathon Sports Dunkin' Donuts 

 

Supporting Sponsors:

Portapotties and Dumpsters:

Portapotties by Nauset Disposal

Soft as a Grape

Sister Spin Entertainment
Jack in the Beanstalk

British Beer Company

  

 

The 2015 Flag Day 5K T-shirt design was created by Falmouth High School junior Stewart Ryther. Falmouth Education Foundation president Ellen Barol presented Stewart with a gift certificate for a pair of shoes, provided by our Official Running Gear Sponsor, Marathon Sports of Mashpee Commons.

Scenic out-and-back course starting and finishing near Falmouth Heights Beach,
British Beer Company and Casino Wharf FX. Course map.

Course records:
Charlie Marquardt, 16, Pasadena, Calif., 16:29.4, 2011
Ella Martin, 19, Woods Hole, Mass., 18:26.2, 2013

Past Results Courtesy of CoolRunning.com and Falmouth Track Club. Thanks!

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

 ** Open and age-group prizes **

Click to read an excellent essay by one of our age-group winners, Jeremy Raber.

We will once again hold children’s sprint races on the ball field
in Falmouth Heights before the 5K,starting at 8:45 sharp:
Around the field (quarter mile) for ages 7, 8 and 9;
50-yard dash for ages 4, 5 and 6; and a 20-yard tot-trot for ages 3 and under.
Parents are welcome to accompany the 3-and-under racers.
Medals will be given to all children who participate.
There will be no pre-registration or charge for the children’s races,
but donations will be welcomed.

Race proceeds, after expenses, are donated to the Falmouth Education Foundation, whose mission is to “enhance educational excellence for the students of the Falmouth Public Schools … through our grants program that provides school staff with the knowledge and materials they need to remain at the frontier of educational excellence.” The foundation funds “innovative opportunities outside the schools' normal operating budgets.”

 Supporters and prize donors:

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office      Falmouth Jewelry Shop

Marathon Sports      WEEI 93.7 FM

Brush Salon, Celebrations, Coonamessett Inn,
Eastman's Hardware, Eight Cousins,
Falmouth Jewelry Shop,
Flying Bridge Restaurant,
Glass Onion, Green Eyed Daisy, Half Shell,
Hannoush Jewelers of Falmouth,
Headlines, Island Queen,
The Jones Family, La Cuchina Sul Mare,
Leary Family Amusement,
Port Cargo, Quarterdeck Restaurant,
Steve's Pizza, Stone L'Oven, Stop and Shop,
Twigs, United Liquors, Uptown  Body

To our runners, walkers, volunteers, supporters and sponsors:
A Heartfelt Thanks for Helping to Make our race a Success!

Thank you to Carolyn and Courtney Bird and the Falmouth Track Club for their excellent job at the finish line.

Profile of co-director Rich Sherman.

Check out the race photos by Susie and Don Borowski on our Facebook page.

Supporting Sponsors:


Poland Spring


Cape Cod Chips

     

 

Photo Highlights by Don and Susie Borowski

Start 2014
Heading out along Grand Avenue: Jennifer and Shannon Kane lead the way.
2014 Winner Brian Benestad
Brian Benestad of Katy, Texas, was the winner in 16:30.

The Teaticket Elementary School Tigers had a great day! The first woman, Caroline Almon of Boston, ran 19:38
The Teaticket Elementary School Tigers had a great day and a wonderful turnout. The first woman, Caroline Almon of Boston, ran 19:38




And they're off: Betsy Doud (in pink) and
Drawde Geishecker of the Falmouth Education
Foundation step lively at the start.

Martha Furtek won the 2011 and 2012 Flag Day 5Ks,
while Falmouth Education Foundation board member
Geoff Nickerson won the 2012 race.

 


Cape Cod Sports Medicine owner Dr. Don O'Malley presents
sponsorship check to race co-director Kathy Sherman
.

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod presents a check to The Falmouth Education Foundation for its sponsorship of the Falmouth Flag Day 5k. Proceeds from the race  will benefit The Falmouth Education Foundation. From left: Sheryl Walsh, vice president of retail The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Betsy Doud, board of directors president The Falmouth Education Foundation; John Fulone, vice president of marketing The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Jo-Ann Leaf, co-director Falmouth Flag Day 5k; and Rich Sherman, co-director Falmouth Flag Day 5K.

Check out our waterfront route, out and back along Vineyard Sound:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/100610081/

Photos from 2011 race, courtesy of Susie and Don Borowski

Official results from the 2011 race:
 http://coolrunning.com/results/11/ma/Jun11_Falmou_set1.shtml 

Online coverage from 2011 race:

 

Click for list of road races in Falmouth.

Thanks for your support!
Jo-Ann Leaf, Kathy and Rich Sherman
Co-Directors
FlagDay5k@gmail.com