General Information

Date of Race
The 2023 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race will run on August 5.

Title Sponsor
TD Bank


10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

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 (in-person event only)
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, August 5, at Fort Williams.

Purse (in-person event only)
$90,000+ in prize money, with categories including Open, American-only, Masters, Maine, and wheelchair

Race Director
Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports

Race President
David Backer

Start/Finish (in-person event only)
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 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.

2023 Beneficiary

Valo is a nonprofit organization taking a proactive approach to cultivate emotional wellbeing in Maine teens. During our weekend retreats, school programs, and workshops, Valo’s experienced guides help teens foster a connection to self and others, empathy and understanding, as well as a sense of belonging and mattering. Valo teens emerge emotionally resilient, ready to meet a changing world.

To learn more about Valo, visit:

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