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Beach To Beacon To Memorialize Boston Runners

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 23, 2013
  • Updated Jul. 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM UTC
The Beach to Beacon 10K is slated for Aug. 3. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Officials are keeping the specifics of the commemoration close to the vest.

On Aug. 3, Maine’s most famous 10K kicks off: the TD Bank Beach to Beacon in Cape Elizabeth.

According to the Bangor Daily News, organizers for that race will commemorate the victims of April’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.

However, organizers aren’t ready to share the details of the commemoration.

“Race officials prefer not to provide additional specifics at this point,” said Jason Wolfe, a PR representative for the race.

This year’s event is the 16th edition. Approximately 6,000 runners will toe the start line at Crescent Beach. The race has close ties to the Boston Marathon in that Dave McGillivray is the race director for both events.

Many runners who took part in Boston will be at the Beach to Beacon. One of them is 52-year-old Erin Chalat. She wasn’t near the finish when the two bombs detonated, but she still has memories of all the people at the race who wanted to help the victims.

“So many people helped. People really reached out to each other,” she said. “It was incredible.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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