Registration for the 23rd annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K race kicks off for Cape Elizabeth residents on Wednesday, March 11 before opening to general public on Thursday, March 12
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (January 14, 2020) – Race organizers have announced registration dates for the 23rd running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race (TDB2B10K), which takes place on August 1, 2020.
Registration opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11 for Cape Elizabeth residents, who will have the opportunity to register for 600 slots. Registration for 4,000 general public slots will begin at 7:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 12. All runners must register through the race website, Beach2Beacon.org.
A lottery for the remaining slots will take place immediately following the close of registration, from March 12 through Sunday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m., with lottery winners notified beginning March 23.
Those hoping to register are advised to setup and log into their accounts before 7:00 a.m., to speed up their access to the queue. The race entry fee is unchanged from 2019 at $55 plus applicable fees.
The TDB2B10K will again partner with Race Roster to leverage its best-in-class, controlled-queue entry system registration services. The system allows registrants more time to complete the registration process without losing their place in the virtual line.
For those individuals who are not able to register during the announced March dates, the race’s soon-to-be-announced 2020 charitable beneficiary and past race charitable beneficiaries may utilize race entries for fundraising purposes, and those organizations may be contacted directly to purchase a race entry. The TDB2B10K’s charity entry program has helped Maine nonprofits raise more than $1.6 million since the inception of the event.
Online registration for the Kids’ Fun Run – scheduled for Friday, July 31 at Fort Williams – will begin online April 1 and continue through July 30; parents/guardians may also register their children onsite at both the race Expo and at the time of the Kids’ Fun Run. More information on the Kids’ Fun Run is available at http://www.beach2beacon.org/race-info/kids-fun-run/.
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 running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 6,417 finishers 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. 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 the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of 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 wellbeing 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.
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About The TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $199 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®
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