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Run the Falmouth Road Race with Yoga Neighborhood!

Yoga Neighborhood is excited to once again be fielding a team to run the ASICS Falmouth Road Race in 2021. As with so many other things in this year of COVID-19, the Falmouth Road Race will look a little different, but that just means that there are more ways to participate, and more people can take part in the fun while helping to bring the benefits of yoga to the most needy in our Cape Cod community.

While details are still in the works, the ASICS Falmouth Road Race organizers anticipate a hybrid in-person/virtual event for 2021. Yoga Neighborhood cannot guarantee that our runners will be running in person in Falmouth on August 15th. All runners will have the opportunity to participate in the exciting At-Home Edition of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race. If the Town of Falmouth allows, we anticipate 30% of our runners will get an in-person entry. But whatever the race looks like this year, you can run (or walk) the race while raising money for a good cause.

What is the At-Home Edition? If you run the race virtually, you pick the time and the place to complete your seven miles during a seven-day period in August. You can run all seven miles at once, or you can break it up over several days. You can run in your own neighborhood or anywhere else in the world. You can run with friends and family, whether or not they are entered in the race. You can even form a mini-team within Team Yoga Neighborhood to help you with fundraising and keep you motivated. You’ll still get all the traditional ASICS Falmouth Road Race swag (delivered to your door!) and be eligible for official incentive prizes. And since there’s no pressure to finish in a certain time, you don’t even have to run—meaning anyone can participate, whether or not you’re a runner. You can walk, skip, or dance your seven miles. It’s truly your race. Even if an in-person race takes place this year, you can still choose the virtual version if you prefer.

What about the traditional In-Person Race? The race organizers will not have full details on the in-person race until the date gets closer, but here’s what we know so far. If the race is held as planned on August 15, there will be some modifications intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These will likely include a smaller field of runners, scheduled bib-pickup times, a required negative COVID test for all runners, a rolling start (meaning no waiting in Woods Hole), hand sanitizer stations and modified water stops, and no finish festival at the ballfield. If you’re hoping to run in person, we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest information. But please remember that at this time, we cannot promise entry in the in-person race to anyone.

How does the fundraising work? We ask each of our runners to make a $750 fundraising commitment, the lowest amount permitted by the Falmouth Road Race. We cover your $175 entrance fee. Of course, Yoga Neighborhood will also be there to help with your fundraising. We’ll guide you through the registration process and setting up your online fundraising page, and we’ll promote your efforts in our social media and at our community yoga classes. We’ll even be holding our own fundraisers, with profits going to help our runners reach their goals. The sooner you join the team, the more time you’ll have to raise funds before (and even after!) the race.

We have a limited number of entries available, so if you’d like to run for Team Yoga Neighborhood, or if you would like more information, please email capecommunityyoga@gmail.com.

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