2023 TD BEACH TO BEACON 10K ANNOUNCES ONLINE REGISTRATION DATESRegistration for Cape Elizabeth residents and general public moves to April; New this year, special open registration dates for current and past race beneficiaries
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (February 8, 2023)— Today, race organizers for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race, which will celebrate its 25th running of the iconic race, announced the registration dates for this year’s race that will take place Saturday, August 5, 2023.
Open registration for Cape Elizabeth residents will take place Wednesday, April 19, followed by open registration for the general public on Thursday, April 20. An open lottery registration for any remaining spots will take place Friday, April 21. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM ET on each open registration day through the race website, www.beach2beacon.org.
New this year are dedicated registration days for current and past race beneficiaries. Valo, the 2023 charitable beneficiary, will have up to 50 bibs available for those who race to raise funds for the organization. Valo’s bib holders will have the opportunity to register on Wednesday, March 15. Runners who want to run on behalf of previous beneficiaries will have open registration on April 1.
“For the 25th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, we want to celebrate our charitable beneficiaries, which are an important element of our event. By allowing them to register first, we know it will make a difference in their fundraising goals,” said race president David Backer. “From the first year of this race, our charity bib program has helped Maine nonprofits raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over the history of the event.”
“We look forward to an exciting and much anticipated 25th running of the TDB2B10K. The race has enjoyed the accolades and attendance of runners of all abilities from near and far,” said Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, founder of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. “This year promises to be no different given the history, organization and incredible scenery and supportive spectators along the course.”
Following the close of registration, remaining bibs will be distributed to elite runners, sponsors and more than 100 legacy runners who have participated in every running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K since its inception in 1998.
The Kids Fun Run and the High School Mile will also return in 2023, on Friday, August 4 at Fort Williams. Registration for the Kids Fun Run will be open online from May 1 through August 3. More information on the events can be found at www.beach2beacon.org.
About the TD Beach to Beacon 10K
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K draws runners from New England and throughout the world to picturesque Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The race begins on Route 77 near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas and ends in Fort Williams Park at historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
In 2022, the 24th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 5,346 runners from nine countries, 42 states, and almost 260 Maine cities and towns. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the route and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth operation. In 2021, more than 2,000 runners participated in the race’s only Virtual TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
More than $90,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners in various categories for men and women, and a separate $30,000 donation is provided to a designated beneficiary each year by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.
With its combined focus on sustainability and charitable donations, the TDB2B10K exemplifies TD Bank’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through The Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental well-being, and health, and increases opportunities for people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Through this platform, TD Bank aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow—helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals.
The iconic event is managed by DMSE Sports of Woburn, Massachusetts. Along with the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, DMSE assists the Boston Athletic Association with managing the Boston Marathon and other high-profile sports events.
For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
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