August 1, 2020 | Angie Helton | Northeast Media Associates

TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race Coming to a Treadmill Near You

Simulated race app will be unveiled for participants to experience the course at home or at the gym

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CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (August 1, 2020) – While runners will not be lining up together on August 1 for the start of the 23rd TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, race organizers are working to bring racers, sponsors, volunteers and fans together to celebrate their sport and this storied event.

The TD Beach to Beach to Beacon 10K has partnered with Outside Interactive to provide a simulation of the entire race course that will be available for free download to compatible cardio equipment. The simulator is embedded with technology that will automatically adjust the machine’s incline to emulate the terrain of the course at the viewer’s own pace, providing the closest thing to the actual race day experience.

“The TD Beach to Beacon 10K was the very first race we ever worked with and is one of our best race day simulations to date,” said Gary McNamee, Outside Interactive’s president and founder. “While virtual races have become a mainstay during COVID-19, Outside Interactive is upping the ante as the only company to bring the actual race course to the runner through its treadmill simulation app, with cheering spectators, rolling hills, even the Portland Head Light.”

McNamee added, “We’ve strived to create an exact immersive race day simulation, where the treadmill runner sees and feels the course, even breaking the finisher’s tape to thousands of screaming fans. Where else can you find that? We’ve created a shared experience for fans of the TD Beach to Beacon 10k and you are the star!”

To download the TD Beach to Beacon 10K simulation app please visit the website at https://www.beach2beacon.org/event-info/interactive-course/. The app is only available for tablets.

In addition, on what would have been race day, the TD Beach to Beacon team unveiled a video that celebrates the race, including upbeat, inspiring messages and selfies from Olympic gold medalist and race founder Joan Benoit Samuelson, the executive team, many TD Beach to Beacon elite runners, long-time volunteers, wheelchair athletes and legacy runners.

“After 22 years of celebrating the running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, we believe it’s so important to stay connected to our wonderful race community at this time,” said Samuelson. “This race would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers, our runners, our medical team and our sponsors. We want to acknowledge their dedication and hard work as we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.”

 

Please watch the video here.

Media Contact: Angie Helton, Northeast Media Associates at angie@nemediaassociates.com or 207.653.0365

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 running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 6,417 finishers from nine countries, 42 states, and almost 260 Maine cities and towns.

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®.

For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 atTDBank.com.

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 more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid- Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In management services through TD Wealth ®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_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

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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.

About Outside Interactive

Outside Interactive is a Hopkinton, MA developer of a revolutionary patented simulator technology for cardio equipment, beginning with treadmills, featuring famous racecourses, popular running routes and scenic destinations, all shot in HD from a runner’s point of view. Its simulator app communicates with compatible cardio equipment automatically, emulating the terrain found on a course at the viewers exact pace, “bringing the race to the runner.” Founded in 2011 by Gary McNamee, a lifelong Boston resident, avid runner and serial entrepreneur, Gary developed the simulator app after becoming bored on the treadmill and frustrated with not being able to train properly in New England’s unpredictable and often harsh weather. For more information, visit Outside Interactive