Maine’s Beach to Beacon to Feature HS Mile

TD Beach to
Beacon Adding High School Mile Event to 2016 Race Weekend at Fort Williams


Eligible Maine high
school runners can apply online for one of the 40 spots in the inaugural event
beginning June 15


1, 2016)
‰ÛÓ The TD Beach to Beacon is
adding a competitive High School Mile event to race weekend this year that is
expected to attract top high school runners from across Maine, race officials
announced Wednesday.


The TD
Beach to Beacon High School Mile will take place at Fort Williams on Friday,
Aug. 5 starting at 4 p.m. The two-loop course will begin near the Portland Head
Light and finish across the official TD Beach to Beacon finish line.


The event is open to all Maine high
school runners entering their senior, junior or sophomore years who met the
following qualifying standard during the 2015-16 school year: for boys, 5:00
(or sub 17:30 for the 5K), and girls, 6:15 (or sub 20:30 for the 5K).


and eligible athletes can apply beginning June 15 through June 22 at the race
website at The
top 20 boys and girls from the pool of applicants will then be invited to
participate based on verification of the times they submit. Runners will be seeded
and compete in four heats of 10 runners, two for boys and two for girls.


created this event as a way to showcase the achievements of dedicated and
passionate high school track athletes from throughout Maine,” said Joan
Benoit Samuelson, the Maine native and Olympic gold medalist who founded the TD
Beach to Beacon 10K. “It’s going to be an exciting inaugural event
that we hope shines a light on the many accomplished young athletes in our


The High
School Mile is open to spectators and will precede the annual Kid’s Fun
Run on the Soccer Field at Fort Williams.


The order
of High School Mile heats will be: 4 p.m. – Girls (Beach B); 4:15 p.m. – Boys
(Beach B); 4:30 p.m.; Girls (Beacon A) and 4:45 p.m. – Boys (Beacon A). Medals
will be awarded to the top three boys and girls overall.


Bon-Ton is the title sponsor of the TD Beach
to Beacon High School Mile. Uniforms for all participating athletes will be
provided by Nike. Each race will be scored and timed using the FinishLynx
timing system.


additional information, high school athletes and track coaches are asked to
contact TD Beach to Beacon High School Mile Coordinator Morgan Lake Adams at and/or TD Beach to
Beacon 10K Race Director Dave McGillivray at


TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, a celebration of health, fitness and giving
back, will take place the following morning, on Saturday, Aug. 6. The race
attracts a large contingent of world-class athletes in the U.S. and around the
world as well as top runners in Maine and New England. In 2015, a
record-setting 6,602 runners from 15 countries, 41
states and more than 265 Maine cities and towns
finished the winding,
rolling, often breathtaking 6.2-mile coastal course.


2016 race beneficiary is My Place
Teen Center
(MPTC), a free, year-round, after-school youth development
program for kids in Greater Portland, which receives a $30,000 donation from
the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank,
America’s Most Convenient Bank®. TD Bank has now donated $570,000 to
Maine charities over the history of the race.


TD Beach to Beacon is directed by McGillivray of DMSE Sports, who also serves as race
director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. For additional information about the
race, visit, and
find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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