Details Announced for 2011 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape
Registration begins March
14 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 15 for general public, and lottery
expanded by 250 slots for popular road race
(January 24, 2011) ÛÓ Organizers of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K
Road Race today announced the online registration plan for this year’s
Saturday, Aug. 6 race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
to last year’s new program, 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 1,750 slots ÛÓ up from 1,500 last year ÛÓ
will then take place from March 15 to March 22.
is the registration schedule:
- Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7 a.m.:
online registration opens for Cape Elizabeth Residents only. First come,
first serve. Limit of 600.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7
a.m.: online registration opens to general public. First come, first
serve. Limit of 4,000.
- The remaining 1,750 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 Elizabeth resident.
made a significant change in the registration process last year and feel
overall it went well, so we are staying the course,” said volunteer Race
President David Weatherbie. “Also, we are pleased to be able to
expand the number of lottery slots this year to accommodate more runners.”
year’s Cape resident registration filled in 21 minutes, while online
registration for the general public was open just 32 minutes before all slots
were filled. Runners will continue to register at the race website, www.beach2beacon.org.
for 2011, registered runners will receive complimentary technical, or
“tech”, running shirts. The tech t-shirts, popular with runners for
their moisture wicking capability, will replace the traditional cotton
t-shirts. Also, due to the race having to pay a new $25,000 fee to the town of
Cape Elizabeth for its use of Fort Williams for the event, the registration fee
has increased $5 for 2011 to $40 per participant.
Cape residents, the general public and lottery slots have been assigned, the
remaining bibs will be set aside for runners who have participated in every TD
Bank Beach to Beacon ÛÓ known as “streakers” ÛÓ as well
as sponsors, elite athletes and charities.
organizers will accept approximately 7,200 registrations this year, again
targeting a race day field of 6,000. A record 5,672 runners finished the race
last year. The race has more than doubled in size since it debuted in 1998 with
2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
TD Bank Beach to Beacon is one of Maine’s 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 the world to the picturesque coastal
community of Cape Elizabeth. Thousands of spectators cheer on the runners along
the scenic course and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers help ensure a
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.
than $60,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners
in the various categories for men and women. For more information, visit www.beach2beacon.org.
Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, is the title sponsor of the
race founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist from Cape
Elizabeth and Maine’s most admired athlete. The race is directed by Dave
McGillivray of DMSE Sports, who also directs the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and is
regarded as one of the top road race managers in the world.
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rebranding in 2011. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and
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