July 9, 2012 | Jason Wolfe | Wolfe PR

Volunteers Needed in Medical, Kid’s Fun Run and Parking for Aug. 4 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2012
Contact : Angela Best (207) 233-4216 bestn92@gmail.com , Beryl Wolfe, Wolfe PR (520) 399-5770 beryl@wolfenews.com 
Web Site http://www.beach2beacon.org

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (July 9, 2012) – Volunteers are still needed in the medical tent and other locations throughout Cape Elizabeth for this year’s special 15th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on August 4.

“We especially need physicians and nurses,” said Volunteer Coordinator Maya Cohen of Cape Elizabeth. “But we also need volunteers in parking, transportation and on Friday evening, the Kid’s Fun Run.”

New and returning volunteers are encouraged to sign up soon to have access to the widest selection of openings.

Volunteers receive a commemorative tech T-shirt and are invited to a party in a coastal Cape Elizabeth locale, organized exclusively for them.

The TD Beach to Beacon 10K needs more than 800 volunteers in total each year to ensure a smooth operation and help create the safe, festive atmosphere that makes the event so special for recreational runners and elite athletes alike.

In addition to parking and water stations, volunteers help organize and staff many aspects of the event, including registration for two days prior to the race, course set up and break down, baggage assistance, recycling and in the medical tent.

Minors (under age 18) cannot register online and need to download an application from the website. Please call 207 233-4216 email bestn92@gmail.com with questions.

This year marks the special 15th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, which filled in 10 minutes and is considered one of the gems on the U.S. road race circuit. The race begins near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance on Route 77 and ends 6.2 miles later in Fort Williams Park at the Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in America.

A race field of 6,000 is expected, including some of the best elite runners in the world as well as in Maine and New England. The 2011 race included runners from 12 countries and 43 U.S. states.

TD Bank is the title sponsor of the race, founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, a running icon and Maine’s most admired athlete.

In addition to TD Bank, other major corporate partners this year include Hannaford, Poland Spring, MaineHealth, Fairchild Semiconductor, Nike, Northeast Delta Dental, IDEXX and WCSH6. For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org or call the race hotline at (888) 480-6940.

The beneficiary of this year’s race is the Center for Grieving Children , a Portland, Maine-based nonprofit organization providing support to bereaved children and families, which will receive a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation. The organization also will benefit from fundraising activities and publicity through its association with the race.

For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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 .

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