For the fourth consecutive year, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine’s largest road race, filled in record time.

Thursday, Cape Elizabeth residents gobbled up the 600 available resident-only slots in the field of more than 6,600. On Friday morning, 4,000 more slots were available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, and in just 3 minutes, 43 seconds, all 4,000 were filled by people with quick fingers and high-speed internet connections.

According to the event’s website,, 49 of those 4,000 entrants came from Lewiston, and another 47 from Auburn. Gray has 30 confirmed entries, New Gloucester 24, Durham 13 and Lisbon 10, rounding out the area cities towns with the most confirmed participation so far.

Not in yet? Don’t despair. There are 1,950 more positions to be doled out in the coming weeks, and those will be dished out via lottery. Hopeful entrants can pay a $5 fee at the website to be entered into the lottery, either as an individual or as part of a team. 

Also, the event’s charity beneficiary, My Place Teen Center of Westbrook, will have running bibs available as fundraising efforts for their respective charitable endeavors, as will past race beneficiaries.

To see who’s already in, visit the event’s site here.

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