Getting outside is many visitor’s favorite way to explore the Cape. With oceanfront roads boasting a great collection of beach runs and trails off of road paths for trail running, there are endless ways to run your way around the Cape. While many view running as a solitary activity to ease the mind and strengthen the body, it can also be a great way to immerse yourself into the community! These summer and fall Cape Cod running events blend fun, community building, and strength training for all who participate. Find out how you can challenge yourself below, then request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for more information on different ways to explore Cape Cod.
Start Training for These Upcoming Cape Cod Running Events
Annual Brew Run
The Annual Brew Run on Cape Cod is the perfect bookend to your summer! This year is the run’s 41st anniversary and the race will be held on August 10. This race is 5.2 miles long, the perfect length for beginner runners to train for! It starts at The Woodshed on Main Street in the heart of downtown Brewster. It’s no surprise that a run celebrating cold beer starts at the self-proclaimed “the watering hole for locals and visitors.”
The race starts at 4:00 p.m., so bring your friends and family to hang out and grab a cold beer while you wait for the race to start. If you’re not feeling so daring, wait until after and then cut loose with the running crowd! Once you’ve taken the 5.2-mile loop running tour around Brewster, hop on a Sips Cape Cod tour to learn all about our area’s history through hitting the best local bars!
The Gut Check Adventure Triathlon
Calling all dedicated runners, bikers, and swimmers! The Gut Check Adventure Triathlon is the best way to test your strength training and conditioning, but be warned: it’s not for the weary. This five-year-running triathlon winds and splashes through Nickerson State Park and features a variety of endurance challenges. You can expect to run, bike, surf and/or paddleboard your way to finish line. Participants won’t know the exact route for this year’s triathlon until shortly before the race date, October 19. You can compete independently in one of the age groups, or get some friends together to comprise a team! However you choose to compete, it’s sure to be a thrill!
Explore Local Running and Biking Trails
The Brew Run and the Gut Check Adventure Triathlon are on opposite ends of the spectrum regarding difficulty level. If you’re looking to start your Cape Cod running journey at your own pace, explore our area’s running and biking trails.
Runners can find solace along the sands and beach trails of Brewster’s unique beaches. Start your day with a jog on the beach to kickstart your mind and body for a full day of exploring! Or, check out these Cape Cod hiking trails for a nature-packed run. You can also either run or bike along the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Rejuvenate at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
After a day of Cape Cod running, rest your legs at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod. Our Brewster, MA, bed and breakfast have everything to need to fuel up as well as everything to relax when the day is done. Our daily breakfast is made using fresh ingredients and prepared using as little butter and oil as possible so that you can be fueled without feeling full.
Rest your legs in our Highlands Room. This accommodation has a queen-size bed, private bathroom, view of our inn’s beautifully-manicured garden, and access to all of our luxurious amenities. Browse all of our guest rooms and book your relaxing retreat to the Cape today!