Cape Elizabeth, ME, (May 13,2021)— The TD Beach to Beacon 10K announced today that the 2021 race will be a virtual event as a result of collaborative, ongoing discussions with health professionals and Cape Elizabeth town staff. In 2020, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K was cancelled as a result of the pandemic and all registrants were fully refunded.
“We explored every possible option for hosting an in-person event this year. Although the U.S., along with many other parts of the world, is thankfully emerging from the pandemic, the design of any in-person 2021 event would have required that we omit most of the features that make the TDB2B10K the celebratory, gala event that people are accustomed to,” said David Backer, President of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. “After talking with members of our medical team and with town public safety officials, it ultimately became clear that the safest decision for our runners, volunteers, and the community is for us to stage only a virtual event in 2021. Our team is working hard to make this a meaningful and memorable event for everyone.”
Registration for the virtual TD Beach to Beacon 10K will open online on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM and will close on Friday, August 6, 2021. The registration fee for the 10K is $35 and $10 for the Kid’s Fun Run. Runners will be invited to run a 10K on their favorite route anytime between Friday, July 23 and Sunday, August 8—the dates of the Tokyo Summer Games.
All registered participants of the virtual event will receive an official TD Beach to Beacon 10K tee shirt, generously provided by Nike, and all participants of the 10K or Kid’s Fun Run who submit their official race time using Race Roster’s Runkeeper app or by manually entering their results online will receive an exclusive, TD Beach to Beacon 10K finisher’s medal.
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K was founded by 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson and is managed by DMSE Sports, Inc.
To register for the race beginning June 2 at 10:00 AM, or for more information, visit www.beach2beacon.org.
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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. 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 2019, the 22nd TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 6,417 finishers from nine countries, 42 states and almost 260 Maine cities and towns.
In addition to the more than $90,000 in prize money awarded to the top finishers each year, TD Bank makes a separate $30,000 donation to a charity or other non-profit supporting the community.
For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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