CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (April 21, 2016) – Runners still looking for a spot at the start line of the sold-out TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race can secure a bib from My Place Teen Center, the race’s 2016 race beneficiary, in exchange for fundraising.
As of today, 119 bibs were still available from My Place Teen Center and 14 prior race beneficiaries. The charity organizations each year are allotted highly-coveted race entries by the TD Beach to Beacon and TD Bank to utilize in fundraising efforts.
“Getting into the race through our beneficiaries is perhaps the most fulfilling way to participate in the TD Beach to Beacon,” said Race President Mike Stone. “We appreciate runners who make fundraising part of their race experience. It’s a great way to receive a bib and also help out My Place Teen Center or one of the other former race beneficiaries.”
He also encouraged clubs and civic groups looking for a charity activity that combines physical fitness with philanthropy to secure bibs from one or several different race charities.
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K filled 4,000 slots online in a record-setting three minutes and 43 seconds last month, and the lottery that followed filled the remaining 1,950 spots. This year marks the 19th year for the popular international road race founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson and set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in coastal Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
As 2016 beneficiary, My Place Teen Center , a free, year-round, after-school youth development program for kids in Greater Portland, will receive a $30,000 cash donation from the TD Charitable Foundation.
The TD Charitable Foundation has now donated $570,000 to Maine charities over the 19-year history of the TD Beach to Beacon , while many past beneficiaries continue to raise significant funds each year through the race’s charity bib program.
To sign up for a bib with My Place Teen Center, go to the TD Beach to Beacon page on their website: http://myplaceteencenter.org/B2B. As an added bonus, anyone who joins the MPTC team will be invited to participate in a special Q&A with Samuelson. For more information, contact Linda Douglass, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 854-2800.
In addition, bibs are available from the following past beneficiaries of the TD Beach to Beacon:
- Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine – Julie Guerette email@example.com 207- 441-0340
- Rippleffect – Adam Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org (207) 791-7870
- email@example.com 207 791-7870
- The Opportunity Alliance – Kelsea Dunham firstname.lastname@example.org 207-523-5063
- Center for Grieving Children – Erica Swan Erica@cgcmaine.org 207 775-5216
- Day One – Rebecca Howes email@example.com 207 767-0991×120
- Junior Achievement of Maine – Jenna Jeffrey firstname.lastname@example.org 207 347-4333
- Maine Adaptive – Deb Maxfield email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 207 824-2440
- The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation – email@example.com 207 774-1552
- STRIVE – Katelynn Davis firstname.lastname@example.org 207 774-6278
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine – Ann Messinger email@example.com 207 874-1069
- Riding to the Top Therapeutic Center – Susan Cole firstname.lastname@example.org 207 892-2813×21, or post message on the Riding to the Top Facebook page.
- Kids First Center – email@example.com 207 761-2709
- Camp Sunshine – Michael Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 207 655-3800
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine – Casey Hartford email@example.com 207 773-KIDS
The race also will allow registered runner transfers 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.
The TD Beach to Beacon celebrates health, fitness and giving back. 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. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the tree-lined route and at the Portland Head Light-capped finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth operation.
More than $90,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners in the various categories for men and women. The TD Beach to Beacon is directed by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports , who also serves as race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. For additional information about the race, visitwww.beach2beacon.org , and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .The TD Beach to Beacon is directed by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports , who also serves as race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 ®
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