Volunteers Wanted for August Beach to Beacon

Runners wait in the start area for the start of the 2018 TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. Registration remains open for this year’s race, with approximately 100 entries still available. Gregory Rec / Personal Photographer

CAPE ELISABETH — The TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth is back after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, and they are looking for volunteers.

About 800 general volunteers and 100 medical volunteers are needed to organize the August 6 event.

About 8,000 runners from all over are expected to participate in the 2022 road race. Volunteers are needed to serve as host families, work as flaggers at intersections and help with the Kids Fun Run.

The 6.2-mile race will be held Saturday August 6 in Cape Elizabeth, starting near the entrance to Crescent Beach State Park on Highway 77 and ending in Fort Williams at the Portland Head Lighthouse.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic marathon gold medalist and native of Cape Elizabeth, founded the race in 1998 to benefit children’s charities in Maine. Each year a different charity is chosen. The TD Charitable Foundation, affiliated with TD Bank, announced that this year’s charity was the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness; they will receive the annual gift of $30,000 from the TD Charitable Foundations.

The race still has a few places available. Registration is open on the race website. COVID vaccinations are mandatory for all runners and volunteers. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit beach2beacon.org.

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Sandy A. Greer