CAPE ELIZABETH — General registration for the 15th running of the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race filled in five minutes and six seconds this morning, or a little longer than it usually takes the leaders to complete the first mile of the race.

Runners snapped up 4,000 bib numbers at a quicker pace than last year’s registration, which took only eight minutes. The 600 entries reserved for Cape Elizabeth residents became available Wednesday morning and were claimed within eight minutes.

A lottery system for the remaining 1,850 bibs will continue through midnight on March 22 at the race website, beach2beacon.org. As of noon, more than 1,500 runners had registered for the lottery; numbers will be drawn on March 23.

Race organizers sent email confirmations to those who registered successfully.

One nimble-fingered typist managed to register in 54.96 seconds. Here are the number of successful registrations in each of the five minutes:

1. 247
2. 1,508
3. 1449
4. 729
5. 66