General Information

Date of Race
The 2022 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race will run on August 6.

Title Sponsor
TD Bank

Website
https://www.beach2beacon.org

Distance
10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

History
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 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.

2022 Beneficiary
The Cromwell Center

The Cromwell Center is the only provider of disabilities awareness, sensitivity, inclusion, and anti-bullying programs in Maine schools. In fact, they are the only organization in the U.S. that takes this hands-on, personalized, interactive, classroom-based approach to improving understanding, respect, and inclusion. So far, they have partnered with 220 Maine schools and 8,000 classrooms, and in the 2019 school year alone delivered face-to-face programming to 16,135 students in 92 schools.

To learn more about The Cromwell Center’s programs, visit www.cromwellcenter.org.

More Info
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