April 21, 2023 | Angie Helton | Northeast Media Associates


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CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (April 20, 2023) – Registration for the 25 th running of the iconic TD Beach to Beacon 10K has filled. On Wednesday 600 race slots were made available to Cape Elizabeth residents and on Thursday, 4,500 slots were made available to general entry. All 5,100 slots filled. Now, the only two ways to obtain a bib is to enter the lottery at 7:00 a.m. Friday or to purchase a bib from a former race charitable beneficiary or from this year’s race charitable beneficiary, Valo.

“We are absolutely thrilled as it feels like pre-pandemic times,” said David Backer, Race President. “And what’s even more exciting is that our generous race community donated more than $30,000 to this year’s beneficiary, Valo, while registering for the race. We look forward to celebrating the 25 th running of the race with a full field of runners and the broad community that supports the event.”

Based in Yarmouth, Maine, Valo’s work guides teens to cultivate emotional wellbeing. Through their transformational retreats and school programs, Valo creates a space where teens from a cross-section of communities come together to forge meaningful connections.

The lottery registration begins Friday April 21st at 7 a.m. and will be open through April 26th. Lottery results will be drawn on Thursday, April 27th, and lottery entrants will be notified on Friday, April 28th. For more information on registrations for
all events please click here.

Fun facts from today’s general registration:
First to register during Cape Elizabeth registration was Chris Hooper on Wednesday at 7:01:40 EDT.
First to register in the general entry was Manisha Donahue on Thursday at 7:01:40 EDT. Both quick fingered runners completed the registration process in 1 minute, 40 seconds.

The highest percentage of registrants by age group is 30-39 followed by 40-49.

International registrations were received from:

Top 10 Cities:
Cape Elizabeth
South Portland

Top 10 States:
New Hampshire
New York
New Jersey
Rhode Island

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 first-ever 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 B.A.A. 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®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Auto Finance, a division of TD Bank, N.A., offers vehicle financing and dealer commercial services. TD Bank and its subsidiaries also offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth ® . TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com/us.

About Valo
Valo is a nonprofit organization taking a proactive approach to cultivate emotional wellbeing in Maine teens. During its 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.


Media Contact:
Angie Helton