Joanie’s 15th Annual ‘Beach to Beacon 10K’ Fills in Record Time (Wolfe News Wire)

 

It’s the race before the race. Registration day for the TD Beach to Beacon, the 10K road race founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79, has long been a nail-biter. Thousands of runners sit poised by their computers for an online registration crush that historically fills in a fraction of the time it takes the fastest among them to complete the actual race.

This year was no exception. When registration opened at 7 a.m. Thursday, 4,000 slots were filled in a record-breaking five minutes. Hopeful participants who weren’t that fast have until midnight March 22 to register for one of the 1,850 bibs remaining through a lottery.

The 15th annual Beach to Beacon race is set for Saturday, August 4, in Cape Elizabeth, Benoit Samuelson’s hometown.

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