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
(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.
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.
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.
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
- Friday, March 13 at 7 a.m. ET:
online registration opens to general public. First come, first serve. Limit
- 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.
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.
information is available at www.beach2beacon.org/2015registration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
the TD Charitable Foundation
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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.
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