August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

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August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 05, 2017 5:33 am

August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

...Registration open for B2B High School Mile

Applications are being taken for the second annual B2B High School Mile, a showcase event during Beach to Beacon weekend for top young runners from across Maine who want to compete against their peers.

The race is Aug. 4 in Cape Elizabeth. The top 20 boys and girls, based on their qualifying times, will be invited from the pool of applicants to take part and kick off race weekend for the 20th running of the Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 5.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/05/04/s ... ion-opens/
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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:03 am

Beach to Beacon race needs volunteers

...Last year, 6,336 runners from 15 countries, 43 states and more than 265 Maine cities and towns participated. With more than 6,500 participants expected this year, about 800 volunteers are needed to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Volunteers are relied upon for everything from handing out water along the 6.2-mile course, to staffing tents for VIPs.

“Our volunteers truly form the backbone of the TD Beach to Beacon, each and every year,” volunteer coordinator Maya Cohen in a June 20 press release.

This year, volunteers are most needed for the medical tent, the Kid’s Fun Run on the evening of Aug. 4, the shuttle bus program, parking, recycling, composting and the bike corral.


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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:51 am

North Yarmouth native returning to defend Beach to Beacon 10K title

Ben True made history last summer in becoming the first American man to win the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

Now, the North Yarmouth native will return to his home soil in search of a repeat in a talented field of professional runners.

True will be among 28 professional athletes who will toe the starting line in Cape Elizabeth on Aug. 5 for a 6.2-mile journey to the Portland Head Light, race staff announced on Thursday.

The talented field includes Stephen Kosgei Kibet and Stephen Sambu of Kenya on the men’s side and Americans Shalane Flanagan and Jordan Hasay and two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia and defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya on the women’s side.

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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:15 am

True, Keitany coming back to defend Beach to Beacon titles
Ben True and Mary Keitany headline deep elite fields for the 20th annual race.


...True’s likely challengers this year include the 2015 winner, Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya, and another Kenyan, Stephen Sambu, who won the New York City Half Marathon in March. Sambu finished second behind True at the B.A.A. 5K in April when True broke his own American 5K road race record.

Will Geoghegan, a former Brunswick High star, also is returning for the first time since his eighth-place finish in 2015.

The women’s field includes three former winners – Keitany, Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia (2015) and Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya (2013) – as well as Meseret Defar of Ethiopia, the 2004 and 2012 Olympic champion at 5,000 meters.

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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:32 am

Race preview: Beach to Beacon 2017
http://www.pressherald.com/sports/b2b/

Some runners keep coming back to Cape Elizabeth, no matter how far away they live
- http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/30/l ... ve-affair/

19 years of Beach to Beacon: A look back
- http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/30/1 ... look-back/
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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:50 am

Beach to Beacon turns 20

The state’s most famous road race is about to celebrate a landmark birthday.

Saturday morning in Cape Elizabeth, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K will turn 20.

And it’s certainly aging gracefully.

Last year, 6,336 runners from 15 countries, 43 states and more than 265 Maine cities and towns participated.

This summer, the brainchild of 1984 Olympic women’s marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson (who plans to run this year) will boast a field of over 6,500 runners (nearly triple the original field of 2,400). The field will be led by defending men’s champion Ben True, the one-time Greely High standout who won last year’s race in 28 minutes, 16 seconds, and reigning women’s champion Mary Keitany of Kenya, who rolled to victory a year ago in 30:45.

http://www.theforecaster.net/beach-to-beacon-turns-20/
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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:03 am

Orach, Lilienthal ready to defend Maine resident titles at Beach to Beacon
Jesse Orach and Michelle Lilienthal are ready to win titles again.


... Orach’s mom was proud, but a little miffed that she didn’t attend. She plans to be in the bleachers near the finish Saturday when Orach attempts to become the first Maine man to repeat as champion since True in 2009.

In the Maine women’s category, Michelle Lilienthal of Portland is seeking her second straight title and third in four years. Her primary competition is likely to be Emily Durgin, a recent UConn graduate from Standish who is joining a New Balance team that trains in Boston.

“Last year I had an Achilles injury leading up to Beach to Beacon,” Lilienthal said. “This year, I feel like I’m in pretty good shape.”

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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 am

Family hits the road race with one thought: ‘We’re running for her’
The Beach to Beacon meant the world to Sherry Carll, a legacy runner who was there from the start. Seven loved ones will run Saturday in her memory.

...Carll was there in spirit. Her son, Shawn Carll, ran the race wearing her bib number. He ran alongside his father, Tom Carll, who was his wife’s longtime running partner.

On Saturday, Tom Carll and six family members will run the Beach to Beacon 10K in memory of Sherry Carll, who nearly achieved her goal of competing in 20 straight Beach to Beacons.

“I’m feeling quite emotional, but she deserves it,” her husband said. “She always talked about running the 20th. It was a big deal to her. She loved the race.”

Sherry Carll was on pace to accomplish her goal. She ran in hundreds of marathons, half-marathons, 5K and 10K road races during her life. She was competitive in her age group for many years.

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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:03 am

Elite field for Beach to Beacon is plenty deep
North Yarmouth's Ben True is among five former champions in this year's Beach to Beacon


... Like True, Mary Keitany of Kenya returns to defend her title. She set a course record of 30 minutes, 45 seconds, last year and since then won the London Marathon (in 2:17:01, fastest time ever for an all-women’s race) and the New York Mini 10K in Central Park.

“Mary Keitany is the hottest athlete in the world not on the track,” Barthlow said. “She decided not to go to the world championships (which start this weekend in London), where she would have been the favorite in the marathon. She’s as good as anybody on the planet.”

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Re: August 5: 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:47 am

PHOTOS: 20 Years of Beach to Beacon (2010-2016)
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