Date of Race:

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Title Sponsor:

TD Bank




10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

Size of Field:



TD Bank and Joan Benoit Samuelson , winner of Olympic gold in the first women's marathon in 1984 and Maine's most recognized athlete, founded the race in 1998 to give back to her community by staging a world-class road race in Maine and including a charitable component to help support Maine children. The race draws top athletes from around the globe as well as top Maine and New England runners. The event features 6,500 runners, 800+ volunteers and thousands of spectators.

Race Starts:

10K Wheelchair division starts at 7:55 a.m., followed by the Elite Women’s Start at 8 a.m. and the general field at 8:12 a.m. A competitive High School Mile and the children’s 1K race will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, at Fort Williams.


$90,000+ in prize money, with categories including Open, American-only, Masters, Maine and wheelchair

Race Director:

Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports

Race President:

George Fennell of Portland


The picturesque 6.2-mile course in Cape Elizabeth begins near the entrance to Crescent Beach State Park on Route 77, winds along tree-lined streets and ocean vistas, ending 6.2 miles later in Fort Williams at the historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

Charitable Giving:

The race supports a different Maine charity each year by providing a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. In addition, the race provides significant fundraising opportunities to past and the present beneficiaries each year through its charity bib program.

2018 Beneficiary:

Announcement Coming Soon

More info:

www.beach2beacon.org or Wolfe News Wire for press info and news.