for 2014 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race March 13 and 14
March 13 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 14 for general public, followed by
lottery for remaining spots
(February 28, 2014) ÛÒ Runners who want a ensure spot at the
starting line in this yearÛªs TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race must first focus
on the fitness of their index fingers in preparation for online registration at
7 a.m. sharp (EST) on March 14.
year it took just under five minutes ÛÒ 4:58, to be exact ÛÒ to fill
all 4,000 slots allotted to the general public in the online portion of race
registration. Race organizers anticipate a blazing pace again in 2014, meaning
runners must be prepared to fill out the online form as quickly as possible.
registration process for the Aug. 2 race will begin Thursday, March 13 for host
Cape Elizabeth residents, then on Friday, March 14 open up to the general
public. A lottery for 1,900 remaining slots will take place from March 14 until
March 23. Runners register at the race website, www.beach2beacon.org. The race entry fee
is the complete TD Beach to Beacon 10K registration schedule:
- Thursday, March 13 at 7 a.m. EST:
online registration opens for Cape Elizabeth Residents only. First come,
first serve. Limit of 600. (All slots filled in nine minutes in 2013)
- Friday, March 14 at 7 a.m. EST:
online registration opens to general public. First come, first serve.
Limit of 4,000.
- The remaining 1,900 spots will be
distributed by lottery, which will begin immediately after online
registration ends. Participants can enter as an individual or as part
of a team of up to six members. Registration for the lottery will be held
from March 14 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. The lottery drawing
will be on March 25. The race will charge a $5 fee to enter the lottery.
WinnerÛªs names will be posted on the race website.
- 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 Elizabeth resident.
organizers also are reminding runners who get shut out of the online
registration to consider utilizing the Û÷Team LotteryÛª feature that
permits groups of up to six people to enter the lottery together under a single
team name. With this feature, if one gets in they would all get in.
information is available at www.beach2beacon.org/2014registration.
registration for Cape residents, the general public and the lottery is
complete, the remaining bibs will be set aside for ÛÏlegacyÛ runners
who have participated in every TD Beach to Beacon as well as sponsors,
world-class athletes and charities.
addition, the raceÛªs 2014 beneficiary, Rippleffect, as well as past
beneficiaries will make bib numbers available to runners in exchange for fundraising
2013, a record-setting 6,244 runners from 16
countries, 39 states and more than 250 Maine cities and towns finished the
scenic 6.2-mile course. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the route
and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth
operation. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish
Online registration for the Kids Fun Run will begin Monday,
March 17 and continue through June 30, however, parents can also register their
children at the Expo or on Race Day.
TD Beach to Beacon draws runners from throughout the region and the world to
picturesque Cape Elizabeth. The race begins near the Crescent Beach entrance on
Route 77, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas,
and ends in Fort Williams Park at the historic Portland Head Light, the most
photographed lighthouse in the world.
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
each year by the TD Charitable Foundation to the race charity. Rippleffect (www.rippleffect.net), a Portland-based
non-profit youth and community development organization operating outdoor
adventure programs, was recently named the 2014 beneficiary.
addition to TD Bank, other major corporate partners include Hannaford, Nike,
Poland Spring, Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX, Northeast Delta Dental,
MaineHealth and WCSH6. For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, call the race
hotline at (888) 480-6940 or find the race on Facebook and Twitter.
the TD Charitable Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which
operates as TD Bank, AmericaÛªs 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 $116.0 million in
charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The FoundationÛªs 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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providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small
business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300
convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the
Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer
customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®,
and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.
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services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New
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