Running around Nobska Point Light
The 35th annual Cigna Falmouth Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Aug 12, 2007 at 10am. The 7-mile Road Race will start at the Woods Hole Community Center near the drawbridge on Water Street and runners will race towards picturesque Nobska Point Lighthouse at the one-mile mark and run around Nobska Point to the finish line near the Falmouth Heights Ball Field.
The historic Nobska Point Lighthouse was First Lit on September 28, 1828 to guide navigation entering Little Harbor and Great Harbor of Woods Hole. Currently, the Lighthouse exhibits a Flashing White Light every 6 seconds illuminated by a Fourth-order Fresnel Lens 87-feet above sea level to a visible range of 16 nautical miles. A red sector warns mariners of the dangerous Hedge Fence and L’Hommedieu Shoals.
For more information about Nobska Point Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.
The Falmouth Road Race will be Webcast Live following the lead runners and provide a bird’s eye view of the race. The Webcast can be seen at the WBZ Radio website.
In 1973, the Road Race was founded by Tommy Leonard, a Boston bartender, who envisioned Frank Shorter, the 1972 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist, running a race on Cape Cod. Two years later, Frank Shorter ran the race and won establishing the Falmouth Road Race as one of the best non-marathon races in the nation. The event has grown from 100 local runners to 10,000 American and international runners every year.
For Lighthouse Cruises, historic, and travel information about Nobska Point Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.
For Google Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Nobska Point Lighthouse