One of the true gems on the American road racing tour, the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K, held its pre-race press conference this morning at the Inn by the Sea overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Race founder, 1984 Olympic Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, along with race director Dave McGillivray and race president Dave Weatherbie presided.
6500 runners from 12 nations and 43 states will compete over the rolling 10k course which Joanie once trained on growing up in Cape Elizabeth. Tomorrow will welcome the 60,000th
finisher in race history at Fort Williams Park beneath the shadow of the Portland Head Light, the oldest commissioned light house in America. Over 350,000 total miles will have been raced in event history, and more than $800,000 will have been raised for Maine-based