Details Announced for 2013 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth,
March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 15 for general public, followed by
lottery for remaining spots
(March 4, 2013) ÛÒ Organizers of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road
Race today announced the online registration process for this yearÛªs
Saturday, Aug. 3 race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This will mark the 16th year
for the popular event.
registration process will begin March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents, then on
March 15 open up to the general public. A lottery for 1,900 remaining slots
will take place from March 15 to March 22. Runners register at the race
organizers again expect the online registration portion to fill at a
record-setting pace. In 2012, Cape resident registration finished in eight
minutes, while online registration for the general public was open just five
minutes before all slots were filled.
is the TD Beach to
Beacon 10K registration schedule:
- Thursday, March 14 at 7 a.m. EST:
online registration opens for Cape Elizabeth Residents only. First come,
first serve. Limit of 600.
- Friday, March 15 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. 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 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.
entry fee is $45. Race organizers also are reminding runners who get shut out
of the online registration to consider utilizing a feature that permits groups
of up to six people (like a family) to enter the lottery together. With this
feature, if one gets in they would all get in.
registration for Cape residents, the general public and the lottery slots 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.
information is available at www.beach2beacon.org/2013registration.
organizers are again targeting a race day field of 6,000. A record 6,117
runners from 17 countries, 44 states and more than 240 Maine cities and towns
finished the scenic 6.2-mile course last year. The race debuted in 1998 with
2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
Online registration for the Kids Fun Run will begin Monday,
March 18 and continue through June 30, however, parents can also register their
children at the Expo or on Race Day.
TD Bank Beach to Beacon draws runners from throughout the region and the world
to picturesque 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 smooth operation.
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 beneficiary. The
Opportunity Alliance (www.opportunityalliance.org)
was recently named the 2013 beneficiary.
Bank, AmericaÛªs Most Convenient Bank®, is the title
sponsor of the race founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist
from Cape Elizabeth and MaineÛªs 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.
addition to TD Bank, other major corporate partners this year 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.
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Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer
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and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.
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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 $100.4 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.