for TD Beach to Beacon 10K Set to Begin March 14 and 15
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine ÛÒ Online
registration for the 2012 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race begins for the
general public at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 15. A lottery (drawing on March 23)
will follow for those who do not secure a spot through online registration.
Also, beginning at 7 a.m. on Wed., March 14, Cape Elizabeth residents will have
24 hours to fill 600 slots reserved for the host community.
Runners register at the race website at http://beach2beacon.org. In 2011, online
registration for the general public was open just eight minutes before all
slots were filled, while Cape resident registration filled in 51 minutes. The
2012 race entry fee is $40. The TD Beach to Beacon 10K, known as one of the
best managed and most popular events on the U.S. road race circuit, is set for
Saturday, Aug. 4 in scenic Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
This year marks the 15th
anniversary of the race founded by Olympic gold medalist and Maine native Joan
Benoit Samuelson. Organizers are again targeting a race day field of about
6,000 runners, who finish the race at the historic Portland Head Light, the
most photographed lighthouse in the world. TD Bank, AmericaÛªs Most
Convenient Bank®, is the title sponsor of the race.