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.