CAPE ELIZABETH — Race organizers for the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K have outlined parking, road closings and race-week events leading up to the race on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Runners are encouraged to arrive for the race at 6:30 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic. Race officials ask that no walkers, joggers, spectators or bicyclists be on the road along the course after the 8 a.m. start as the road must be clear for the event.
The runner dropoff is at the Gull Crest Fields parking lot a half mile from the intersection of Spurwink Road and Route 77. Flaggers will direct runners and they are encouraged to be at the starting line by 7:30 a.m.
Registration and B-tag and T-shirt pickup for confirmed runners will take place at Cape Elizabeth High School on Thursday, Aug. 4, 4-8 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 5, 2:30-8 p.m. Runners will receive disposable B-tags, which are warn on their bib to record their time for the race.
The registration also features an expo of products and services provided by a variety of vendors, including the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program where runners can donate their old running shoes to be recycled.
Runner parking near the start line will be provided at the Sprague Fields located at Fowler and Ram Island Farm roads. Parking for runners also is available at Cape Elizabeth’s high school and middle school on a first-come basis. Runners will then be shuttled from the parking lots to the start between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Race organizers recommend carpooling and shuttling.
For the second year, satellite parking and shuttle bus services to the start line will be provided from two locations outside Cape Elizabeth — parking lots at South Portland High School, 737 Highland Ave., and the Hannaford corporate offices, 145 Pleasant Hill Road in Scaborough. Shuttle buses will run from these locations to the start from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. and return to these locations by bus from Fort Williams after the race.
There is no parking for runners at Fort Williams as parking there is restricted to media, sponsors, staff and spectators. They are advised to carpool and arrive prior to 7:15 a.m. since Shore Road closes at 7:30 a.m. Entrance to Fort Williams from South Portland, however, will remain open throughout the morning. Shuttle buses will operate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take runners and others back to the start area, school parking lots and satellite locations.
Organizers have also posted the following road closings for this year’s race:
— Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road (6-10 a.m.)
— Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road (7:30-10 a.m.)
— Crescent Beach State Park (7:30-8:30 a.m.)
— Route 77, at Hillway (7:30-10 a.m.)
— Old Ocean House Road all (7:30-10 a.m.)
— Shore Road (all) from Key Bank to Fort Williams (7:30-11 a.m.)
— All of Fowler Road (7:15-10 a.m.)
— Scott Dyer Eastbound (6:45-8 a.m.)