December 11, 2020 | Angie Helton | Northeast Media Associates

TD Beach to Beacon 10K Tops BibRave’s U.S. Race List; Receives Green Lion Award for Sustainability

BibRave’s 2020 List Highlights Best Races in America from 2010-2020

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Cape Elizabeth, ME, December 11, 2020 — Runners from across the country voted the TD Beach to Beacon 10K the No. 1 race in America of road races 10 miles or less. The iconic race also received the Green Lion Award, which recognizes running events that have integrated sustainable environmental practices into their race operations.

TD Beach to Beacon 10K was also included in the BibRave 100 — the definitive list of America’s best road races. This year’s list features a “Decade in Review,” highlighting the best races across the country from 2010 to 2020.

“We are thrilled to be honored twice by BibRave and recognized on this prestigious list of America’s best road races,” said Joan Benoit Samuelson, Founder and Chair of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. “It’s especially meaningful to us as the list is voted on by runners themselves and we want to thank our community for their support. We strive to make the TD Beach to Beacon 10K a great experience for runners at all levels, and this recognition validates the hard work of our staff, volunteers and sponsors.”

Dave McGillivray – founder of DMSE Sports, which manages the TD Beach to Beacon 10K – added, “This is truly an incredible distinction to be recognized by our fellow running community and we are grateful.”

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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, the TD Charitable Foundation makes a separate $30,000 donation to a charity or other non-profit supporting the community.

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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 U.S.. 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®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9.5 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,220 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth 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.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 DMSE Sports

Founded by Dave McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports is a leader in sports event management, specializing in creating and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. DMSE works with the B.A.A operations team in overseeing all the logistics and technical operations of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, and manages the TD Beach to Beacon in Maine, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod, the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 at Patriot Place, the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race, and the Bellin Run in Green Bay, Wis., among others. For additional information on McGillivray or DMSE Sports, visit www.dmsesports.com or find DMSE on Facebook and Twitter.