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Beach to Beacon 2017

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 6, 2005

    Under a bright sky and thin, scattered clouds Saturday, the eighth TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race sparkled again through the streets of Cape Elizabeth, ending at a postcard-perfect Fort Williams Park. Leading the pack of 4,306 runners who finished was Gilbert Okari, a tall Kenyan who wore the champion’s laurel wreath for […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 2, 2003

    At about 5 o’clock Saturday morning, three hours before the scheduled start of Saturday’s sixth Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race, race director Dave McGillivray dropped two tables on his big toe, possibly breaking it. Bad omen. An hour before the race, heavy rain fell over Cape Elizabeth as traffic backed up and runners […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 2015

    Stephen Kosgei Kibet looked over his shoulder and almost felt relief. No one was in sight. After finishing second twice, including last year, and fourth another time, the 28-year-old Kenyan finally won the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday. He pulled away from the lead pack in the final mile to finish first among […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 5, 2006

    Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race, with the attendant expectation of celebration for such a milestone event. But gee whiz, how could you possibly top Number Nine? On what might have been the most glorious Saturday of summer – early-morning fog burned off by […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 1998

    Early Saturday was not the time to seek solitude in this upscale, waterfront burg, as more than 6,000 runners and spectators immersed themselves in a glorious, scenic and dramatic Maine morning. In an atmosphere of clear, blue skies, refreshingly crisp air and a spectacular view of Casco Bay, Johannes Mabitle ignored his surroundings. He wanted […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 7, 1999

    They all expected the worst. From the runners, who expected to wake up Saturday morning to either rain or humidity, to the organizers, who thought, surely, after last year’s near perfection, there would be some major gaffe. But no. The second running of the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race went better than anyone […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 6, 2016

    Out of the hordes of spectators offering empathy and encouragement to the local boy trying to make good, there was really only one guy who knew exactly how Ben True felt Saturday in the 19th TD Beach to Beacon 10K. Like True, Matt Lane grew up in Greater Portland. Like True, Lane twice narrowly missed […]

  • Published
    July 20, 2017

    True, Keitany coming back to defend Beach to Beacon titles

    Ben True and Mary Keitany headline deep elite fields for the 20th annual race.

  • Published
    March 16, 2017

    Early lottery entrants will be assured spots in Beach to Beacon

    Race organizers announce that anyone who entered its bib lottery by 7:30 a.m. last Friday will be guaranteed a spot in the road race.

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    March 10, 2017

    Technical problems create frustration during Beach to Beacon registration

    Officials refund lottery fees after many runners get shut out by by computer glitches.

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