PORTLAND, Maine — Prospective Beach to Beacon 10K runners proved Friday morning they are just as quick with their thumbs as they are with their legs.
General registration for the August 1 race in Cape Elizabeth, which is capped at 4,000 entrants, sold out in a record 4 minutes, 15 seconds on Friday, according to the race’s website.
General registration closed in 4 minutes, 30 seconds last year.
Approximately 600 Cape Elizabeth residents filled up their allotted spots on Thursday, and the remainder of the general public wishing to enter the race must enter a lottery, of which 1,950 spots will be awarded a bib number.
The lottery drawing is on tap for March 24 and each lottery applicant will be charged a non-refundable fee of $5.
The remainder of the field is filled by elite runners from across the country and the world, “legacy runners” who have participated in every Beach to Beacon, and charitable organizations.
The race was founded in 1998 by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport.