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Registration Details for 2012 Beach to Beacon 10K

Registration
begins
March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 15 for general
public, and lottery
expanded by 100 slots for popular road race

 

CAPE
ELIZABETH, Maine

(February 1, 2012) ‰ÛÒ Organizers of the TD Bank Beach to
Beacon 10K
Road Race today announced the online registration process for
this year‰Ûªs
Saturday, Aug. 4 race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This will mark
the 15th year for
the popular event, founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan
Benoit Samuelson.

 

Similar
to previous years, the registration process will begin March
14 for Cape
Elizabeth residents, then on March 15 open up to the general
public. A lottery
with an expanded 1,850 slots will then take place from March
15 to March 22.
Runners will continue to register at the race website,
www.beach2beacon.org.

 

Here
is the registration schedule:

 

  • Wednesday,
    March 14 at 7 a.m.: online registration opens for Cape
    Elizabeth Residents only. First come, first serve.  Limit of
    600. 
  • Thursday,
    March 15 at 7 a.m.: online registration opens to general
    public. First come, first serve. Limit of 4,000. 
  • The
    remaining 1,850 spots will be distributed by lottery. 
    Provisions for couples and families will be made in the
    lottery process.  Registration for the lottery will be held
    from March 15 to March 22. The lottery drawing will be on
    March 23. The race will charge a $5 fee to enter the
    lottery. 
  • The
    race will allow transfers from May 1 through June 30. The
    race will charge a $5 transfer fee. Cape Elizabeth residents
    registered in the 600 entries allocated to Cape Elizabeth
    residents can only transfer to another Cape resident.

 

“We
continue to manage the growth of the field size to ensure a
quality experience
for the runners as well as make the registration process more
efficient and
accessible,‰Û said volunteer Race President David Weatherbie.  

 

In
2011, Cape resident registration filled in 51 minutes, while
online
registration for the general public was open just eight
minutes before all
slots were filled. The entry fee is $40, the same as last
year.

 

After
registration for Cape residents, the general public and the
lottery slots is
complete, the remaining bibs will be set aside for runners who
have
participated in every TD Bank Beach to Beacon ‰ÛÒ known as
‰ÛÏstreakers‰Û ‰ÛÒ as well as sponsors, elite athletes and
charities.

 

Race
organizers are again targeting a race day field of 6,000. A
record 5,876
runners finished the 2011 race. The race has more than doubled
in size since it
debuted 15 years ago in 1998 when 2,408 runners crossing the
finish line.

 

Online registration for the Kids Fun
Run will begin March
16 and continue through June 30, however, parents can also
register their
children at the Expo or on Race Day.

 

The
TD Bank Beach to Beacon is one of Maine‰Ûªs premiere sporting
events and
one of the most popular events on the U.S. road race circuit.
The race draws
runners from throughout the region and around the world to the
picturesque
coastal community of Cape Elizabeth. In 2011, runners from 12
countries and 43
U.S. states participated. Thousands of spectators cheer on the
runners along
the scenic course and at the finish, and more than 800
volunteers help ensure a
smooth operation.

 

The
race begins near the Crescent Beach entrance on Route 77 in
Cape Elizabeth,
winds past breathtaking ocean vistas, and ends in Fort
Williams Park at the
historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse
in the world.

 

More
than $60,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers
and place winners
in the various categories for men and women and a $30,000
donation is provided
to a youth beneficiary each year by the TD Charitable
Foundation. For more
information, visit
www.beach2beacon.org.

 

TD
Bank, America‰Ûªs Most Convenient Bank®, is the title
sponsor of the race founded by running icon Joan Benoit
Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic
gold medalist from Cape Elizabeth and Maine‰Ûªs most admired
athlete. The
race is directed by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports (www.dmsesports.com),
who also directs the
B.A.A. Boston Marathon and is regarded as one of the top road
race managers in
the world.

 

About TD Bank,
America’s Most Convenient
Bank®

TD
Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is
one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than
7.8 million
customers with a full range of retail, small business and
commercial banking
products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations
throughout the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and
Florida. In addition, TD
Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management
services through
TD Wealth, and insurance products and services through TD
Insurance, Inc. TD
Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland,
Maine. To learn more,
find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS,
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US,
or visit www.tdbank.com.

 

TD
Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a
member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The
Toronto-Dominion Bank of
Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North
America and one
of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody’s. The
Toronto-Dominion Bank
trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the
ticker symbol
“TD.” To learn more, visit
www.td.com.

 

About
the TD Charitable Foundation

The
TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD
Bank N.A., which
operates as TD Bank, America‰Ûªs Most Convenient Bank®,
and
is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in
the United States.
The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families
and businesses
in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made
$83.5 million in
charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The
Foundation‰Ûªs areas
of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and
education, and the
environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation,
including an
online grant application, is available at
www.TDBank.com.

 

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