Beach to Beacon 10K: Online registration is now closed


Registration for the 2009 Beach to Beacon 10K run is now closed after reaching its limit of 6000 entrants.

This year’s race will be on August 1, 2009 starting at 8:00 a.m.

The top ten men and women will receive cash prizes ranging from $500 or 10th place to $10,000 for first place. Cash prizes are also available for the top three men and women in the wheelchair, masters and seniors divisions. The top five Maine finishers will receive a cash prize. If the winners should send a course record, a bonus of $2,500 will be given to open runners and $500 given for the Maine course record.

The 6.2-mile run, starting at Crescent Beach and ending at Portland Head Light, the nation’s first commissioned lighthouse, attracted over 6,000 runners, along with over 10,000 spectators, to the Maine coast last summer, making it the largest road race ever in the Pine Tree State.