Runners wait in the starting line area for the start of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth in 2018. Registration remains open for this year’s race, with about 100 entries still available. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

CAPE ELIZABETH — The TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth is back after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, and they are looking for volunteers.

It takes about 800 general volunteers and 100 medical volunteers to pull off the Aug. 6 event.

Approximately 8,000 runners from all over are expected to participate in the 2022 road race. Volunteers are being sought to serve as host families, work as flaggers at intersections, and help with the Kids Fun Run. 

The 6.2-mile race will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Cape Elizabeth beginning near the entrance to Crescent Beach State Park on Route 77 and ends in Fort Williams at the Portland Head Light. 

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic marathon gold medalist, and Cape Elizabeth native, founded the race in 1998 to benefit children’s charities in Maine. Every year a different charity is chosen. The TD Charitable Foundation, affiliated with TD Bank, announced that this year’s charity was The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness; they will receive the TD Charitable Foundations’ annual $30,000 donation. 

The race still has a few entry spots available. Registration is open on the race’s website. COVID vaccinations are required for all runners and volunteers. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit

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