Friday, August 13, 2010

Falmouth Road Race 2010 Information

In 2010 The Falmouth Road Race lands on Sunday August 15. The 38th annual race begins in Woodhole MA and runs along the coast and through Falmouth Heights.
The race is very popular among locals and many of them run every year. The professional racers start at 10 AM. THE NEW RACE HEADQUARTERS IS AT FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, 874 Gifford Street, Falmouth. From I-495, go over the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 south toward Falmouth. Exit Route 28 at Brick Kiln Road. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp and stay on Brick Kiln Road for about one mile to the first traffic light (Gifford Street). Turn left at this light. The high school driveway will be about 300 yards ahead on the left.
From the Mid-Cape and other points east: follow Route 28 to the Mashpee Rotary; take Route 151 to traffic light at Sandwich Road; turn left onto Sandwich Road and follow it to the next traffic light at the intersection with Brick Kiln Road; turn right onto Brick Kiln Road and follow it to the next traffic light and turn right; the high school driveway will be about 300 yards ahead on the left.
CHRONOTRACK B-TAG TIMING SYSTEM: This system is used to compile results, including age-group winners. The B-tag is attached to your number and must not be removed from the number. Click here for detailed information about the B-tag:
ADDITIONAL START CORRAL: The last corral will be divided into two to alleviate the congestion at the start and help the flow of runners.
NEW BALANCE HIGH SCHOOL MILE: On Saturday, August 14, the first invitational race for high school-age boys and girls who reside on Cape Cod will be held. Participants have been selected by a committee of high school coaches. The New Balance girls’ race will start at 5:50 p.m. and the boys’ race will start at the completion of the girls’ race. The traditional CIGNA Falmouth Invitational Mile will start with the women running at 6:15 p.m. and the men at 6:30. All miles, H.S. and Invitational will take place on the James Kalperis Track at Falmouth High School. The track is located right behind the field house where the race numbers are picked up.

If you attend the Falmouth Road Race be sure to check out the area. The Shinning Sea Bike Path runs from Woodshole to North Falmouth at Rt28a and RT151. It can be a great way to avoide traffic. The bike path runs behind several business's and parking areas along RT28a.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blizzard Sparks Snow Removal Services On Cape Cod

Just a few day before Christmas 2009 Cape Cod was hammered by a blizzard that blew from the Northeast. That always makes for winy conditions with heavy snow drifts.
Snow Removal around the area takes on a life of its own. People from all aspects of life get involved. In almost every neighborhood a group of local get together and go door to door looking for snow removal jobs.
The trick to finding someone to help dig you out is two fold. One make sure your house looks like you are home. Leave a outside light on and try to make the front look approachable. Second is be patient. Most people who want to go out a shovel snow wait for a storm to stop. Once this storm subsides those seeking the work will be out.
Some tips if you live in a area not visited by local teens or tradesmen is Craigslist. Many companies and individuals post ads on the website. CL has a page for just about every area in the USA.
If you can't find people who are looking for work post a help wanted ad on CL.
Use Twitter. Simply do a search for Snow Removal Service + Your Area. You will find services in your area. Send them a direct message and send a @ to them. It works!
Snow Storms on Cape Cod can be the most wonderful thing if you take a positive stance. It may seem rarer but it really isn't. The Cape and Islands get some severer weather all times and season.