Monday, October 27, 2014

Cape Cod Marathon, Falmouth, Massachusetts, October 26, 2014

The weekend before Halloween (is there a reason?) has always been the time to head to Falmouth, Massachusetts, to run the Cape Cod Marathon on that Sunday (and if you can't run a full marathon, you can run the half marathon on Saturday.)  Nary a room is available in Falmouth and environs that weekend, as 1,200 runners from all parts of the United States, (as well as from all parts of the Cape, of course), converge on Falmouth to run the now famous Cape Cod Marathon.  This year's marathon featured lots of wind, but no rain, and beautiful views for the runners as they ran their 26.2 miles, the route lined with spectators cheering them on, handing out water, gel, high fives, and shouts of encouragement.  At one junction, (see photo below), a band greets the marathon runners with the music, "When the Saints Go Marching In" as the bystanders clap their hands in time to the music and the runners, and agree with the band, that these runners are indeed saints, running for all of us who could never even think of attempting such a feat!
26.2 or bust.  Lorig Charkoudian running strong!
Aline & Raffi greet their mother Lorig Charkoudian who has just crossed the finish line!
Her shirt says, "Run like a Mother"!
What was my time?  What? I came in second in my category?
"My best time ever!"  Despite the wind, 3 hours, 48 minutes and 10 seconds!
                                                                              Photos by Marash Girl


  1. A Wonder Woman. A Wonder Mother. No Maunder in this Mother, nor Wander in Her Wonder.
    What a Woman.
    My kinda Gal.
    Volga Boatmen, and all that.

    1. I've been trying to break 4:00 since I was 27. Finally crushed it at 41. Maybe youth is overrated...

  2. Congratulations Lorig! Great job!!