CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (July 16, 2014) – Dead River Company is a new corporate sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race for 2014, serving as the official energy partner of the race as well as the Kids Fun Run presenting sponsor.
“We are thrilled to be the Official Energy Partner of the 2014 TD Beach to Beacon,” said Bob Moore, Dead River Company president. “As a family-owned company that operates in what is undeniably one of our country’s most beautiful regions, we are proud to take part in this event that attracts runners to Maine’s coast from around the globe.”
Olympia Sports also joins as a new corporate partner this year, serving as the race’s official Sporting Goods Retailer.
“It’s hard to describe just how grateful we are for the generous and vital support we receive from our sponsors, new and old,” Race President Mike Stone said. “In addition to being a world-class road race, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K truly has grown into a celebration of health and fitness for the entire region. The stature of this race would not be maintained without the continued support we receive from all of our sponsors. We can’t thank them enough.”
Below is the list of sponsors who help make the TD Beach to Beacon possible, from title sponsor TD Bank to other sponsors since year one – Nike , Hannaford , Poland Spring and MaineHealth . Other long-time sponsors are Fairchild Semiconductor , IDEXX , Northeast Delta Dental and WCSH6 .
TD Bank – Title Sponsor (since year one)
NIKE – Sponsor (since year one)
Hannaford – Official Trainer & Food Tent Sponsor (since year one)
Fairchild Semiconductor (returning sponsor)
IDEXX (returning sponsor)
Poland Spring – Official Bottled Water Sponsor (since year one)
Northeast Delta Dental (returning sponsor)
WCSH6 TV – Official Media Sponsor (returning sponsor)
MaineHealth – Official Medical Partner (since year one)
Dead River Company – Official Energy Partner & Kids Fun Run Presenting Sponsor (new sponsor)
Olympia Sports – Official Sporting Goods Retailer (new sponsor)
Prize Money Sponsors
TD Bank – Top 10 Men and Women (since year one)
UNUM – Wheelchair Men and Women (since year one)
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield – Masters Men and Women (ages 40+) & Senior Men & Women (ages 50+) (returning sponsor)
Northeast Delta Dental – Maine Resident Men and Women & Course Record Bonuses (returning sponsor)
L.L. Bean – Age Group Awards & Awards for Category Winners (since year one)
Thos. Moser – Awards for Category Winners & Keepsake Boxes as Raffles (new sponsor)
Race Supporting Sponsorship
Oakhurst Dairy – Kids Fun Run Sponsor (since year one)
General Race Sponsors
Seafax, Shipyard Brewing Co. and Barber Foods (since year one)
Cliff Bar, WEX, Norman Hanson & DeTroy, Pine State Trading Company, Spectrum Medical Group, Lee Auto Malls, Cabot Cheese, Coffee By Design, Mainely Tubs, Perkins Thompson, and Terra Cotta Pasta (returning sponsors)
Bon Ton, AAA Northern New England, Robert Half, and the new Courtyard Marriott Portland Downtown (new sponsors)
“Just like the world-class runners we attract each year, our sponsors include some of the most recognizable and trusted names in Maine, the region and around the world,” Stone added. “We couldn’t be more pleased to add Dead River Company, Olympia Sports and all of our new sponsors to that list this year.”
Bob Moore, Dead River Company’s president, said the race is a natural fit with his company’s mission. “Dead River Company believes it’s both a privilege and responsibility to be an active member of the communities we serve. The TD Beach to Beacon shares our commitment to community.“
This year marks the 17th year for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, which filled online in less than five minutes and is considered one of the gems on the U.S. road race circuit. In 2013, a record setting 6,244 runners from 16 countries, 39 states and more than 250 Maine cities and towns finished the scenic 6.2-mile course. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
The 2014 race beneficiary is Rippleffect ( www.rippleffect.net ), a Portland-based non-profit youth and community development organization leading outdoor adventure programs on Cow Island, in area schools and in the mountains of western Maine. The organization will receive a check for $30,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ® . TD Bank has now donated $510,000 to Maine charities over the history of the race.For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Dead River Company
Founded in 1909 by Charles Hutchins, Dead River Company originated in the forest products industry, along the banks of the Dead River, from which the company took its name. Today, Dead River Company is the largest retailer of home heating products in northern New England. Known for their highly-skilled and quality technical services, Dead River Company designs, installs and services heating and cooling systems fueled by oil, propane, and kerosene. Energy professionals provide 24- hour emergency response service, as well as advice on how to achieve fuel conservation and efficiency goals. The company’s Dead River Properties division is actively engaged in commercial real estate, developing, owning and managing a large portfolio of properties from Maine to Florida. For more information, visitwww.deadriver.com .
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiative, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $174.1 million and more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefited low-and moderate- income communities and individuals. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com .
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth ® , and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com . Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US .
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com .