CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (May 2, 2019) – Registration may be closed, but there is still one way to get into the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race with the Charity Bib program. This program allows the current and former beneficiaries of the race to fundraise with the bibs. The Telling Room, selected as this year’s beneficiary, has race bibs available now. There are only 30 at this point, and by making a contribution of $250 to The Telling Room you can get a spot in the TD Beach to Beacon 10k.
Clubs and civic groups are encouraged to buy bibs as one of their philanthropic efforts. The list of all non-profits offering bibs can be found below.
Since the race began, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K has raised more than $1.6 million for Maine charities. Combined with the annual $30,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the total grows to more than $2.2 million distributed.
“Buying a bib is making an investment in a great cause,” said Celine Kuhn, executive director of The Telling Room. “And runners wearing our bibs can race knowing that they have made an important contribution.”
Founded in 2004, The Telling Room is Maine’s only youth-focused literary arts organization, offering innovative, effective and often life-changing writing programs for more than 4,000 Maine kids each year, reaching students from nearly 100 schools in 70 towns across the state, including those from diverse backgrounds and experiences. All core programs are 100% free to students and their families.
The event on August 3 will be the 22nd running of the celebrated American road race, attracting some of the world‘s most talented distance runners.
Maine’s Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson founded The TD Beach to Beacon 10K. Now, two decades later, regular registrations fill up quickly, making the donation route the next best way to get in.
To sign up for a bib from The Telling Room, you can go to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/ticketing/2444/order
Here is a list of the former race beneficiaries with bibs available:
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Maine
- Camp Sunshine
- Kids First Center
- Riding to the Top
- Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation
- Susan L. Curtis Foundation
- Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation
- Junior Achievement of Maine
- Day One
- Center for Grieving Children
- The Opportunity Alliance
- Good Shepherd Food Bank
- My Place Teen Center
- Let’s Go
Please contact the organizations listed above directly to find out how you can get a bib.
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K Charity Bib program now generates more than $150,000 per year for the participating organizations, critical funds to support the services these non-profits offer to the people of Maine. They also get the benefit of exposure by being associated with one of Maine’s top sport events. Applications to become the 2020 beneficiary charity will be available at https://www.beach2beacon.org/community/beneficiary-selection/ during race week.
The TD Beach to Beacon celebrates health and fitness, as well as giving back. Last year,
the 21st running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, included 6,526 runners from 19 countries, 43 states and more than 270 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 the various categories for men and women, and a separate $30,000 donation is provided each year to the beneficiary agency, by the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.
Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports is the race director. He also serves as race director for the Boston Marathon.
More information about the race can be found at www. beach2beacon.org, or at the TD Beach to Beacon 10K pages of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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