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Beach to Beacon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:59 am

Registration for 4,000 Beach to Beacon 10K bibs set for March 16
Race organizers are implementing a queue-entry system to try alleviate last year's technical problems

...This year, race organizers are implementing a queue-entry system to try alleviate technical problems that created frustration among registrants and would-be registrants last year. Registration took 10 minutes, 42 seconds to complete last year – nearly three times as long as in 2016. Many people were shut out of the process.

This year, Beach to Beacon is partnering with Race Roster, a company specializing in online registration services.

Once registrants enter the queue page, they will be able to enter the registration form based on their position in line. The process can take up to 20 minutes. Registrants are advised not to refresh the page, open multiple tabs or close the window, so as not to lose their spot in line.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/02/ ... -march-16/
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Re: Registration for 4,000 Beach to Beacon 10K bibs set for

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:35 am

WinterKids selected as charity for 2018 Beach to Beacon 10K
The Portland-based nonprofit will receive $30,000 from the race sponsor.

...The organization also offers innovative outdoor education programs for preschools and elementary schools statewide, and two years ago expanded to include New Hampshire schools.

“WinterKids is a fantastic organization that encourages kids and their families to get outdoors and be active, so they can enjoy our Maine weather year-round,” said Larry Wold, president of TD Bank in Maine, in a prepared statement. “We couldn’t be happier to have them on board and continue the tradition of great organizations we have had the privilege to work with.”

Each year since its inception in 1998 the race has designated a different charity focused on helping young Mainers. WinterKids will receive a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation and can raise more through the race’s charity bib program. Last month WinterKids hosted its third annual Winter Festival at Payson Park in Portland and drew more than 1,000 participants for sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating.


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Re: Beach to Beacon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:31 am

New registration plans in place for Beach to Beacon
A new format has been designed to reduce technical problems and alleviate frustration.

Online registration for the 2018 TD Beach to Beacon 10K will take place Thursday for Cape Elizabeth residents and Friday for the general public, under a new format designed to reduce technical problems that created frustration for those trying to secure a spot in the road race last year.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. each day under “controlled queue entry” that notes a user’s position in line and allows up to 20 minutes to fill out pertinent information. Refreshing the page, opening multiple tabs or closing the Internet browser will cause users to lose their place in line.

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Re: Beach to Beacon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:08 am

Beach to Beacon hopefuls advised to be patient during Friday’s registration
Race organizers reported a few minor glitches with the new queue system used by Cape Elizabeth residents.

Runners hoping to register online Friday morning for the 2018 TD Beach to Beacon 10K are advised to be patient with a new software system trotted out Thursday to fill 600 race slots for Cape Elizabeth residents.

To avoid the panicked rush of past registrations, race organizers this year are employing a “controlled queue entry” system. The queue format notes a user’s position in line and allows for a more relaxed procedure of filling out the entry form.

“Having that queue thing, I didn’t feel as frantic,” said Cape Elizabeth’s Jennifer Morris, who registered Thursday morning alongside her daughter, each using a different laptop. “It was very easy.”

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/15/ ... istration/
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Re: Beach to Beacon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:24 am

Registration for 4,000 Beach to Beacon race slots fills in 19 minutes
This year's 10K road race will be held Aug. 4 in Cape Elizabeth.

Online registration for 4,000 slots in the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race filled in 19 minutes on Friday morning.

Friday was the second day of registration, after 600 entries reserved for Cape Elizabeth residents were filled Thursday morning.

A lottery for an additional 1,950 race bibs began after the 4,000 slots available Friday were filled.

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