Registration dates set for Thursday, Friday for runners interested in Beach to Beacon
Registration for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race begins at 7 a.m. Thursday for Cape Elizabeth residents and 7 a.m. Friday for others interested in participating in the 17th edition of the event on Aug. 2.
Registration is only available online at www.beach2beacon.org. Six hundred entries are reserved Thursday for Cape Elizabeth residents, and 4,000 spots will be available Friday.
The entry fee is $45.
Last year, registration for Cape Elizabeth residents closed after only nine minutes, and the 4,000 entries for the public were filled in 4 minutes, 58 seconds.
Those who don’t gain entry Thursday or Friday can enter a lottery for 1,900 remaining slots. There’s a $5 fee to enter the lottery, and entries will be accepted from March 14-23. The lottery will be March 25.
Entry transfers will be allowed from May 1 through June 30 for a $5 fee. The 600 Cape Elizabeth entries can only be transferred to Cape residents.
FOOTBALL: Organizers of the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl announced that the 25th annual all-star game will be held July 19 at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford.
The game features the top players throughout the state who graduate in 2014. Last year’s game was won by the East 25-13, but the West leads the series, 17-7.
COLLEGE: Dominic Cusano, 26, a former University of Maine football player, died unexpectedly Sunday, the university announced on its website.
Cusano, from Wallingford, Conn., was a defensive back with the Black Bears from 2007-11 and also was a track sprinter. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 and a master’s degree in 2012, both in kinesiology and physical education.
“All of us are saddened to learn of the death of Dominic Cusano,” said UMaine Coach Jack Cosgrove in an online statement. “Our prayers go out to his father David, mother Zoraida and brothers David, a member of our 2001-02 Atlantic 10 championship team, and Pasquale.
“We all have a special memory of Dom. Under-recruited because he was undersized, Dom played bigger than he was. His achievements as a student-athlete were exemplary.”
Cusano’s brother, Dave, was a first-team All-Atlantic 10 player for the Black Bears who graduated in 2003. He’s a track coach at Wheaton (Mass.). College