2016-07-29 / Community

B2B to cause road closings

Race organizers outlined details regarding shuttle buses, road closings and registration for the upcoming TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Cape Elizabeth.

Road closings

On race day, the following roads will be closed to traffic (except for shuttle buses):

Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road closed 6 to 10 a.m.

Crescent Beach State Park will not be accessible until 9 a.m.

Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Old Ocean House Road (all) closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Route 77, at Hillway closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Shore Road south of Fort Williams closed at 7:30 a.m.

All of Fowler Road (except shuttle buses) closed 7:15 to 10 a.m.

Scott Dyer Road eastbound closed 6:15 to 8 a.m.

Bike parking at Fort Williams

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is providing free and secure bicycle parking for runners, spectators and volunteers at Fort Williams with shuttle bus service for runners (only) to the starting line. The complimentary bike service is located inside Fort Williams Park, look for signs. Runners can drop off their bikes starting at 6 a.m. and need to pick them up by 2 p.m. Bike parking helps cut down on road congestion and lightens the CO2 footprint of the race. Those interested in the service are asked to register at http://www.beach2beacon.org/bike-valet-program and for more information, email bruce@afitplanet.com.

Shuttle bus services

Satellite parking and shuttle bus services to the start line will be provided from 6 to 7 a.m. from the following locations:

 Southern Maine Community College at 2 Fort Road in South Portland

 Hannaford corporate offices at 145 Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough

 Cape Elizabeth Middle School and High School at 343 Ocean House Road

Shuttle buses will return to these

locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Fort Williams after the race.

Also, there is no parking for runners at Fort Williams as parking there is restricted to media, sponsors, staff and spectators, who are advised to carpool and to arrive prior to 7:15 a.m. since Shore Road closes at 7:30 a.m. Entrance to the Fort from Cottage Road in South Portland, however, will remain open throughout the morning.

Expo and B-tag and T-shirt pick up

B-tag and T-shirt pickup for confirmed runners will take place at Cape Elizabeth High School on Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday Aug. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Runners will receive disposable B-tags, which are worn on their bib to record their time for the race. Registration features an expo of 45 different companies, nonprofits and race sponsors, including the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program where runners are encouraged to bring and donate their old running shoes to be recycled. Many of the vendors will offer giveaways and food vendors will have free samples.

Runner drop off on race morning

Carpooling or the use of satellite lots for runner drop off is encouraged on race morning to avoid road congestion near the start. Runners are required to be at the start line by 7:30 a.m., however, it is recommended to arrive by 6:30 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic. Roadside parking is not allowed.

Parking at the start

Runner parking near the start line will be provided at Sprague Fields located at Fowler and Ram Island Farm roads, where this year organizers say off-loading of runners at Fowler Road will have a dedicated debarkation area to ensure safer runner movement through the intersection.

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