Athletes of all powers from every American State in the country run from this race with top runners in the world for the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K on August 1, 2009, at 8:00 AM.
History of the Beach To Beacon
Runner Joan Benoit Samuelson from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, was the first women to win the women marathon in 1984 Olympics in LA. She is the brains and trust behind this race.
According to Joan it was her life long dream to have something like this going – “A long time dream of mine has been realized”
She says she has always wanted to start something like this – “I’ve always wanted to create a race that brings runners to some of my most favorite training grounds, so that they can enjoy the same beautiful environment, sense of community and rich history that has played such an important role in my life.”
Now it has become part of the tradition and will most likely continue long after Joan is gone. She has created a long lasting legacy of her dream which empowers the humans. the society, the community around this race. This oppurtunity is enjoyed by the community dwellers of that area as well as national and international visitors.
Overview of the Beach To Beacon
The run is about 6.2-mile long and it starts at Crescent Beach and ends at Portland Head Light, the nation’s first commissioned lighthouse. The run is extremely popular and attracts overs 6,000 athletes from around the world. The number of participants easily make this the largest run in the Pine Tree state.
I am really interested to know more about folks who participate in this run or if you know somebody who ran in this race. What is their personal perspective and what sort of joy, they get out of this. If you are one of the participants or you know somebody who did, leave a shout out below.
Beach To Beacon 2009 Registration
The registration is already close. Americans are an athletic bunch and they don’t leave such oppurtunities up for grab for long enough time.