Date of Race
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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.
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, July 31, at Fort Williams.
$90,000+ in prize money, with categories including Open, American-only, Masters, Maine and wheelchair
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.
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.
JMG partners with public education and private businesses to offer results-driven solutions to ensure all Maine students graduate, attain post-secondary credentials and pursue meaningful careers.
Over the last 25 years JMG has helped more than 60,000 Maine youth prepare for successful careers after graduation by helping them overcome academic, financial, and social barriers. They do this by offering career exploration opportunities and by providing them with a toolbox of skills, knowledge, and best practices to use throughout their lives to achieve self-sufficiency, pursue their aspirations, and attain success. JMG graduates become engaged members of their communities, productive adults in the workforce, and contributors to Maine’s economy.
To learn more about the JMG, visit https://www.jmg.org/.