Cape Cod Coffee Releases a Special Edition Coffee in Honor of Rick and Dick Hoyt
As the ASICS Falmouth Road Race approaches, this roast highlighting long-time participants will give back to The Hoyt Foundation
FALMOUTH, Mass. – In anticipation of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race
, sponsor Cape Cod Coffee
has released a special new roast that pays tribute to two of the most iconic participants in the famous road race. The Coffee for a Cause program has chosen The Hoyt Foundation, which was founded by the late Rick and Dick Hoyt. Runner’s Roast is described as a mild coffee with notes of caramel, toffee and chocolate, and a percentage of every purchase will benefit The Hoyt Foundation. Runner’s Roast will be available to purchase at Cape Cod Coffee in their Mashpee Commons, Wareham, and Route 130 locations, as well as online. This is one of a variety of ways they have been honored since their passings, most recently Rick in May of this year and Dick in 2021.
Dick and Rick Hoyt pioneered diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of the first duo teams, with Dick pushing his wheelchair-bound son with cerebral palsy down the half-marathon course. The duo competed in hundreds of races but held their longest road race streak at the Falmouth Road Race with a record 37 races completed.
"The Hoyt Family, Team Hoyt and The Hoyt Foundation are honored to be a part of the Falmouth Road Race Charity Program and we are extremely excited that Cape Cod Coffee has chosen us to receive proceeds from the sale of the Falmouth Road Race Signature Blend,” said Russ Hoyt, the president and CEO of the foundation. “The Falmouth Road Race is the only race that Dick and Rick ran more times than the Boston Marathon. When we lived in Falmouth, we always had Cape Cod Coffee in the house!"
The Hoyt legacy is carried on at the Falmouth Road Race by the duo teams who continue to participate and by the members of Team Hoyt who run to raise funds for their foundation.
ABOUT THE ASICS FALMOUTH ROAD RACE, INC.
The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite athletes, and recreational runners to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The nonprofit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.
ABOUT TEAM HOYT AND THE HOYT FOUNDATION
The Hoyt Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1989. The Hoyt Foundation aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life. Founded by the Hoyt Family, the organization carries on the legacy of Team Hoyt: the dynamic duo Dick and Rick Hoyt who were pioneers of advocating for people with disabilities to participate in endurance events. Dick pushed Rick in over 1,100 races, including the Boston Marathon 32 times and the Ironman Triathlon 6 times. For more information about Team Hoyt and the Hoyt Foundation, visit www.teamhoyt.com
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