This August marked the 20th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. As in past years, elite runners and race enthusiasts from around the world came together in competition and camaraderie, racing along the rugged Maine coast to the finish line at Fort Williams.
But what sets this race apart is the community that has grown around it over the years: thousands of spectators, hundreds of volunteers, numerous returning runners and a different charity beneficiary each year. Nowhere was this community more apparent than in this year's Maine men's competition, when runner Robert Gomez picked up a fallen Jesse Orach nearly 50 meters from the finish line and helped him across, ensuring Orach kept his Maine men's title. This kind of selflessness, the passion of the runners and enthusiasm of the fans and volunteers are what make the TD Beach to Beacon an iconic race.
Hear from runners and fans on what inspires them at the TD Beach to Beacon 10K: