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B2B 10K Online Registration Closes in 4 minutes 32 seconds

Online Registration
for 2014 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Closes in Record 4:32,
Lottery Phase Underway

 

CAPE
ELIZABETH, Maine

(March 14, 2014) ‰ÛÒ The online portion of the TD Beach to Beacon
10K Road Race registration filled 4,000 slots in a record-setting 4:32 on
Friday morning, and those still looking for a spot at the start line began
registering for the lottery.

 

Runners
now have until midnight on March 23 to register for one of the 1,900 remaining
bibs available through the lottery, which will be drawn on March 25.  Runners can sign up for the lottery at the race
website,
www.beach2beacon.org.

 

This year marks the
17th year for the popular international road race founded by Olympic gold
medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson and set for Saturday, Aug. 2 in coastal Cape
Elizabeth, Maine.

 

‰ÛÏFor
many of our runners, only race day itself can top the anticipation they feel
the morning of online registration,‰Û said volunteer race president Mike
Stone. ‰ÛÏIt is truly amazing each year how quickly registration fills and
credit goes to RacePartner, who
handles our registration, for doing a great job making the process as smooth
and easy as possible for participants. Thanks to all for registering and good
luck with your training. Look forward to seeing everyone on Aug. 2.‰Û

 

This
year‰Ûªs record time trimmed 26 seconds off the 2013 record of 4:58. Cape
Elizabeth residents, given a 24-hour window to fill 600 online slots on
Thursday, reached the cap in less than seven minutes, also a new record.

Those who got into the race received an e-mail confirmation from race
organizers and those who did not were re-directed to the bib lottery
registration process. By 10 a.m. on Friday, 1,835 runners had entered the
lottery, ahead of last year‰Ûªs pace. Each
lottery entrant is charged $5. Runners who get into the race via the lottery
will be notified by e-mail and their names will be posted on the race website
on March 25.

Registration also will get underway soon for race beneficiaries, sponsors,
elite athletes and runners who have taken part in all 16 past races, who are
known as legacy runners.  

 

The
race will allow registered-runner 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.

 

In
addition, the race‰Ûªs 2014 beneficiary – Rippleffect – as well as past
beneficiaries
are making bib numbers available to runners in exchange for
fundraising and/or support.

 

In
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 line.

 

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.

 

The
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.

 

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
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.

 

In
addition to TD Bank, other major corporate
partners include Hannaford, Nike, Poland Spring, Fairchild Semiconductor,
IDEXX, Northeast Delta Dental, MaineHealth, Dead River, Olympia Sports 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.

 

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 $116.0 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.

 

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 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.
TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit
www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.

 

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. 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.

 

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