Date of Race:

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Title Sponsor:

TD Bank




10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

Size of Field:



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. 4, at Fort Williams.


$90,000+ in prize money, with categories including Open, American-only, Masters, Maine and wheelchair

Race Director:

Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports

Race President:

Mike Stone of Portland


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.

2017 Beneficiary:

Let’s Go!, a program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Let’s Go! is focused on increasing physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to age 18, collaborating with schools, child care and out-of-school programs, healthcare practices and community organizations in Maine and New Hampshire to reach children and their families wherever they live, learn, work, and play. The program reaches more than 220,000 children, using the 5-2-1-0 healthy habits message – five or more fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, one hour or more of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks.

More info:

www.beach2beacon.org or Wolfe News Wire for press info and news.