2017-04-21 / Community

B2B charitable bibs running out

Runners still looking for a spot at the start line of the sold-out TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race can secure a bib from Let’s Go!, the race’s 2017 race beneficiary, in exchange for fundraising.

In addition, 16 former beneficiaries are participating in this year’s charity bib program, which enables the organizations to obtain highly-coveted race entries to utilize in fundraising efforts.

Fewer than 180 bibs are still available from Let’s Go! and other beneficiaries for runners who want to raise money for entry into the road race on Aug. 5 in Cape Elizabeth.

The TD Beach to Beacon’s bib program alone has generated more than $1.5 million for Maine charities since the race began. Together with the annual $30,000 cash donation from the TD Charitable Foundation to the designated race beneficiary, the race’s total support for Maine nonprofit organizations helping children now exceeds $2 million – including at least $525,000 over the past three years alone.

“Earning a bib through our beneficiaries remains perhaps the most fulfilling way to participate in the TD Beach to Beacon,” said Race President Mike Stone. “We appreciate runners who make fundraising part of their race experience. It’s a great way to gain entry and to also help out Let’s Go! or one of the other former race beneficiaries, each of them so worthy.”

He also encouraged clubs and civic groups looking for a charity activity that combines physical fitness with philanthropy to secure bibs from one or several different race charities.

The 2017 TD Beach to Beacon 10K marks the 20th running of the summer road race that attracts some of the world’s fastest distance runners to the coast of Maine. The race ends at the Portland Headlight.

Runners looking for a bib are encouraged to check first with the 2017 beneficiary, Let’s Go!, a nationally recognized program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center focused on increasing physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to age 18. To learn more, visit www.letsgo.org and find Let’s Go! on Facebook.

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