CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (June 30, 2015) – Dunkin’ Donuts, in partnership with their local franchise owners, has signed on as a new sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and will provide prize money for a new American-only runner category, race officials announced Tuesday.
Dunkin’ Donuts , America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, joins an elite group of high-level sponsors who help make the 18-year-old TD Beach to Beacon such an undeniable success each year.
“Local Dunkin’ Donuts business owners are always looking for ways to support their community and events like the TD Beach to Beacon,” said Dana Reid of Dunkin’s Donuts. “We are very proud to sponsor the American prize money category and celebrate these amazing athletes.”
The new $23,000 prize purse for American men and women is one of the most generous offered at U.S. road races and swells the TD Beach to Beacon’s total prize money available to athletes to more than $90,000.
The American-only prize money, which is likely to attract many of the country’s top distance athletes to the Aug. 1 race, will be split evenly among the top five men and women and break down like this: $5,000 for first, $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 and $500.
“We are so grateful to the local Dunkin’ Donuts business owners for joining us this year and adding this exciting and transformative new element to the race,” Race President Mike Stone said. “The generous support that we receive from our sponsors, both new and returning, is vital to our mission. In addition to being a world-class road race, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K truly has grown into a celebration of health and fitness for the entire region. The stature of this race would not be maintained without the continued support we receive from all of our sponsors. We can’t thank them enough.”
In addition to the prize purse sponsorship, Dunkin’ Donuts also will be on site throughout race weekend raising money for race beneficiary Good Shepherd Food Bank through the sale of Dunkin’ Donuts product.
Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. There are more than 150 locally-owned Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants based in Maine with many being multi-generational family businesses that have served and supported their local communities for decades.
Another new sponsor this year isMEMIC , which will serve as the TD Beach to Beacon’s official SafetySponsor. Based in Portland, Maine, MEMIC helps employers from a variety of industries boost productivity and lower costs by embracing workplace safety. MEMIC is Maine’s largest and leading workers’ compensation insurer, providing coverage to more than 18,000 Maine employers and their estimated 180,000 employees. The other new 2015 sponsors are Wyman’s of Maine , the Holden Agency and WinXNet.
Below is the complete list of sponsors who help make the TD Beach to Beacon possible, from title sponsor TD Bank to other sponsors since year one – Nike ,Hannaford , Poland Spring and MaineHealth . Other long-time sponsors are IDEXX , Northeast Delta Dental and WCSH6 .
TD Bank – Title Sponsor (since year one)
Nike – Official Race and Volunteer Apparel Sponsor (since year one)
Hannaford – Official Trainer Sponsor (since year one)
IDEXX – Official Business to Business Challenge Sponsor (returning sponsor)
Poland Spring – Official Bottled Water Sponsor (since year one)
Northeast Delta Dental (returning sponsor)
WCSH6 TV – Official Media Sponsor (returning sponsor)
MaineHealth – Official Medical Partner (since year one)
Dead River Company – Official Energy Partner & Kids Fun Run Presenting Sponsor (returning sponsor)
Olympia Sports – Official Sporting Goods Retailer (returning sponsor)
Prize Money Sponsors
TD Bank – Top 10 Men and Women (since year one)
UNUM – Wheelchair Men and Women (since year one)
Dunkin’ Donuts – American Prize Money (new sponsor)
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield – Masters Men and Women (ages 40+) & Senior Men & Women (ages 50+) – (returning sponsor)
Northeast Delta Dental – Maine Resident Men and Women & Course Record Bonuses (returning sponsor)
L.L. Bean – Age Group Awards & Awards for Category Winners (since year one)
Thos. Moser – Keepsake Beacon Boxes as Awards for Category Winners (returning sponsor)
Race Supporting Sponsors
Courtyard Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront – Hospitality Sponsor (returning sponsor)
Fairchild – Green Sponsor (returning sponsor)
MEMIC – Safety Sponsor (new sponsor)
Oakhurst Dairy – Kids Fun Run Sponsor (since year one)
Spectrum Medical Group – Volunteer Sponsor (returning sponsor)
AAA Northern New England (returning sponsor)
Barber Foods (returning sponsor)
Bon Ton Stores (returning sponsor)
Cabot Cheese (returning sponsor)
Cliff Bar/Luna Bar (returning sponsor)
Holden Agency (new sponsor)
Leavitt and Parris (returning sponsor)
Lee Auto Mall (returning sponsor)
Mainely Tubs (returning sponsor)
Norman Hanson & DeTroy (returning sponsor)
Perkins Thompson (returning sponsor)
Pine State Beverage Company (returning sponsor)
Pioneer Athletics (returning sponsor)
Pizza Joint (returning sponsor)
Seafax (since year one)
Shamrock Sports & Entertainment (returning sponsor)
Shipyard Brewing Co. (since year one)
Terra Cotta Pasta (returning sponsor)
Vessel Services, Inc. (returning sponsor)
WEX (returning sponsor)
WinXNet (new sponsor)
Wyman’s of Maine (new sponsor)
“Just like the world-class runners we attract each year, our sponsors include some of the most recognizable and trusted names in Maine, the region and around the world,” said Race Founder and Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson. “We couldn’t be more pleased to add Dunkin’ Donuts, MEMIC, Wyman’s, Holden Agency and WinXNet to the list this year. They’re in good company.”
This year marks the 18th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, which filled online in less than five minutes and is considered one of the gems on the U.S. road race circuit. In 2014, a record-setting 6,494 runners from 14 countries, 42 states and more than 260 Maine cities and town finished the winding, rolling, often breathtaking 6.2-mile coastal course. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
The 2015 race beneficiary is Good Shepherd Food Bank ( www.feedingmaine.org ), Maine’s largest hunger relief organization, which receives a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. TD Bank has now donated $540,000 to Maine charities over the history of the race.For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 37 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visitwww.DunkinDonuts.com.
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 ®
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 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.