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B2B 10K Online Registration Opens March 12-13

Online Registration
for 2015 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race Set for March 12 and 13

 

Registration begins March
12 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 13 for general public, followed by
lottery for remaining spots

 

CAPE
ELIZABETH, Maine

(January 13, 2015) ‰ÛÓ Runners who want a ensure spot at the
starting line for the 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race should mark their
calendars for March 13 ‰ÛÓ and start getting their fingers in shape.

 

Last
year all 4,000 slots allotted to the general public were filled online in a
record four minutes, 32 seconds (4:32). Race organizers said Tuesday they anticipate similar heavy demand in 2015, meaning
runners must be prepared to fill out the online form as quickly as possible
when general registration opens at 7 a.m. ET sharp on Friday, March 13.

 

The
registration process for the Aug. 1 road race will begin Thursday, March 12 for
host Cape Elizabeth residents only, then continue for the general public the
next morning. A lottery for 1,950 remaining slots will take place from March 13
through March 22, with lottery entrants announced on March 24. Runners register
at the race website,
www.beach2beacon.org. The race entry fee
for 2015 is $50.

 

Here
is the complete
TD Beach to Beacon 10K registration schedule:

 

  • Thursday, March 12 at 7 a.m. ET: online
    registration opens for Cape Elizabeth Residents only. First come, first
    serve. Limit of 600. (All slots filled in less than seven minutes in
    2014)
  • Friday, March 13 at 7 a.m. ET:
    online registration opens to general public. First come, first serve. Limit
    of 4,000. 
  • The remaining 1,950 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 13 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. The lottery
    drawing will be on March 24. The race will charge a $5 fee to enter the
    lottery. Winner’s names will be posted on the race website. 
  • The race will allow transfers
    from April 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.

 

Race
organizers also emphasized that the “bandit” policy will be
strictly enforced this year. After the transfer period ends on June 30, runners
may not exchange bibs or run under another person’s bib or they will risk
banishment from the race for future years.

 

Detailed registration
information is available at
www.beach2beacon.org/2015registration.

 

After
registration for Cape residents, the general public and the lottery is
complete, the remaining bibs will be set aside for world-class athletes, sponsors
and charities. Also, the 130 “Legacy” runners who have participated
in every TD Beach to Beacon will be invited to register beginning March 1.

 

In
addition, the race’s 2015 beneficiary, to be announced in February, as
well as past beneficiaries will make bib numbers available to runners in
exchange for fundraising and/or support.

 

Online
registration for the Kids Fun Run ‰ÛÓ set for Friday, July 31 at Fort
Williams ‰ÛÓ will begin March 17 and continue through June 30, however,
parents can also register their children at the Expo on Thursday, July 30 (4-8
p.m.) or at the event, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

In
2014, a record-setting 6,494 runners from 14 countries, 42
states and more than 260
Maine cities and town finished the winding,
rolling, often breathtaking 6.2-mile coastal 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.

 

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.

 

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’s 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 more than $133.2
million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The
Foundation’s 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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