Rippleffect, a Portland-based non-profit youth and community development organization operating outdoor adventure programs, has been selected as the beneficiary of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race to be held on Aug. 2 in Cape Elizabeth.

Rippleffect served 2,500 Maine children in 2013 with its outdoor adventure and experiential education programs. Katie Fullam Harris, board chair for Rippleffect, said the donation will enable the organization to expand programming and fulfill its mission of “promoting youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities and living sustainably.”

The Beach to Beacon 10K in 2013 had a 6,244 runners from 16 countries, 39 states and more than 250 Maine cities and towns. The annual event, now preparing for its 17th running, draws thousands of spectators to watch world-class athletes compete along with and local runners.

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, will provide a cash donation of $30,000 to Rippleffect.

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