Marathon Sports Presents
The 4th Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost 5 Miler
Hosted by Lawrence-Lynch Corporation
Produced by PCB Race Management
4.9167 Miles, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30 am, Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA
Congratulations to all finishers of the 3rd Annual Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Almost Five Miler held on May 7th, 2017! Special kudos to Robert Deleo who beat his 2016 time by 11 seconds and went from 2nd to 1st and Rachel Schilkowsky whose blistering 27:29 lowered the women’s course record by nearly 2 minutes! Read what New England Runner almost says about Liam’s in its “News Ticker“!
The fourth annual edition of Liam’s Almost Five Miler will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30 am in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Mark your calendars!
The race is a scenic tour of coastal Falmouth along Vineyard Sound and through quiet neighborhoods on a relatively traffic-free course. Before and after the race, there will be the now legendary jollifications at Liam’s Maguire’s Irish Pub and other venues. Registration will open in January, 2018 and the race will again be limited to almost 500 runners (499 precisely). So plan on registering early!
T-shirts and commemorative beer glasses will be given to all runners who register by April 18, 2018. On race weekend, runners registering after that date will receive a t-shirt and beer glass based on the order of registration and as long as supplies last.
Race timing provided by The Falmouth Track Club.
2017 Race results are available here and online at New England Runner and Coolrunning.
Awards: Real cash, merchandise prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the top men and women finishers overall and in the following age groups: Junior (1-18), Open (19-39), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59) Veterans (60-69) and Ancients (70+).
AGAIN NEXT YEAR: CLUB TEAM COMPETITION! Coveted awards will be given to the top three coed teams of the clubs registering. When you sign up make sure to include your club, and you will automatically be added to your club’s team roster.
The awards ceremony will take place at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub following the race.
Registration: When registration for the 2018 race opens in January, you will be able to register on-line or by downloading an application and mailing it to us with a check for the entry fee.
All runners entering during almost the first 2 weeks of registration in January are eligible to win an almost free entry! Drawing for the 1 lucky male and 1 lucky female entrants will be held on April Fools Day.
Almost 500 runners (499, precisely) is the limit. All preregistered runners will be emailed their bib number assignments and race weekend information, including times and places for packet and bib number pick-up, beginning a week to 10 days before the race. Please go to our registration page for more information.
Post-Registration (if not filled) and Bib # Pick-up: Saturday, May 5 at Marathon Sports, Mashpee Commons, 11 Green St., Mashpee, MA 02649 between 11:00 am & 3:00 pm; Sunday, May 6, at Town Hall Square between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
Race Weekend Jollifications:
Pre-Race Gathering: Saturday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, 273 Main Street, Falmouth. Beer and appetizers will be available for runners and their guests. A warm-up for the main event! And a great opportunity to review race strategy, tell war stories and socialize.
Post-Race Celebration: Sunday at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, 273 Main Street, Falmouth from 10:00 am to noon for runners. Bar opens to public at noon. A buffet, entertainment and Harpoon beer and ale on draft for runners and their guests. Runners and accompanied guests 21 and over will be given a beer bracelet at the door to get discounted Harpoon beer and ale and food. Runners and guests must show their bib number and id to get a bracelet. The buffet will be complementary for runners, but all others will be asked to make a contribution for their meal.
Post-Post-Race Celebration: Sunday at Courtney Bird’s house overlooking Little Sippewissett Marsh, 43 Sippewissett Road, Falmouth — weather permitting! Even more Harpoon on tap accompanied by a barbecue. Party begins at 2:00 pm following the festivities at Liam’s.
The Falmouth Inn, 824 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540, Reservations tel: 508-540-2500, or www.falmouthinn.com. The Falmouth Inn is under new management and has been completely renovated inside and out. Just mention that you are running “Liam Maguire’s Almost Five Miler” when you register to get a special discounted rate.
PCB Race Management is a team of three individuals with an extensive background road race organization and management. Russ Pelletier (P) was the Cape Cod Marathon Relay Director for 17 years and more currently is the director of the Falmouth Walk. Jack Carroll (C) won the Cape Cod Marathon in 1982, was a past Race Director of the Falmouth Track Club’s Main St. Mile and is currently the director of the Start/Finish of the Cape Cod Marathon. Court Bird (B) is the senior citizen of the group. Court was the extremely successful Race Director of the Cape Cod Marathon for 30 years and was made part of this triumvirate to forestall boredom and keep his mind active.