Background photo by Greg Hinson

Tommy Leonard

Founder of the Falmouth Road Race, Bartender with Mileage on his Wheels

Dan Cutrona

I’ve been running all my life and I’m 78 years old. The very first time I ever ran was when I was heading to an orphanage in Westfield, Mass. I didn’t want to leave my father’s side, but they finally coaxed me into the dining room with pancakes and maple syrup. I went back into the alcove where my father was sitting and he was gone. So I grabbed my worldly belongings, which was a shopping bag, and I leaped out the window and ran onto Route 20. It was the beginning of a snowstorm and I was up to my knees in snow. I was seven years old. I was heading the wrong way towards Pittsfield instead of Springfield.

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