Beach To Beacon To Memorialize Boston Runners

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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