A massive throng of humanity sets off in quest of glory as the 14th annual Beach to Beacon race begins Saturday in Cape Elizabeth. In all, 5,876 runners took part. They hailed from 12 countries and 43 states. The overall winner was Kenyan Micah Kogo, who had a time of 27 minutes, 48 seconds. Aheza Kiros became the first woman from Ethiopia to place first. She had a time of 32:09. From a Maine perspective, Ellsworth’s Louie Luchini was tops in the men’s division with a time of 30:36. On the women’s side, Falmouth’s Sheri Piers won for the second time in three years with a time of 35:11.