Race Fact Sheet

Date of Race: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Title Sponsor: TD Bank
Website: www.beach2beacon.org
Distance: 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)
Size of Field: 6,500+
History: TD Bank and Joan Benoit Samuelson , winner of Olympic gold in the first women’s marathon in 1984 and Maine’s most recognized athlete, founded the race in 1998 to give back to her community by staging a world-class road race in Maine and including a charitable component to help support Maine children. The race draws top athletes from around the globe as well as top Maine and New England runners. The event features 6,500 runners, 800+ volunteers and thousands of spectators.
Race Starts: 10K Wheelchair division starts at 7:55 a.m., followed by the Elite Women’s Start at 8 a.m. and the general field at 8:12 a.m. A competitive High School Mile and the children’s 1K race will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, at Fort Williams.
Purse: $90,000+ in prize money, with categories including Open, American-only, Masters, Maine and wheelchair
Race Director: Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports
Race President: Michael Stone
Start/Finish: The picturesque 6.2-mile course in Cape Elizabeth begins near the entrance to Crescent Beach State Park on Route 77, winds along tree-lined streets and ocean vistas, ending 6.2 miles later in Fort Williams at the historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
Charitable Giving: The race supports a different Maine charity each year by providing a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. In addition, the race provides significant fundraising opportunities to past and the present beneficiaries each year through its charity bib program.
2018 Beneficiary: WinterKids, a Maine nonprofit that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun outdoor winter activity, delivering innovative programs for families, schools and communities. For more information visit www.winterkids.org and find WinterKids on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
More info: www.beach2beacon.org or Wolfe News Wire for press info and news, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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