Cape Elizabeth road closings for TD Bank Beach to Beacon
CAPE ELIZABETH — Police announced the following road closures for the Aug. 7 running of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K:
• Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road, 6-10 a.m.
• Crescent Beach State Park, 7:30-10 a.m.
• Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road, 7:30-10 a.m.
• Old Ocean House Road, 7:30-10 a.m.
• Route 77, at Hillway, 7:30-10 a.m.
• Shore Road, from Key Bank to Fort Williams, 7:30-11 a.m.
• Scott Dyer Road, eastbound from Spurwink Avenue, 7:15 to 7:45 a.m.
• Fowler Road, 7:15-10 a.m.
Runners are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 a.m. in order to avoid traffic and possible delays. Roadside parking is not allowed and race officials ask that no pedestrians be on the road along the course after 8 a.m.
Runners can park near the start line at the Sprague Fields near Fowler and Ram Island Farm roads and at Cape Elizabeth’s high school and middle school. There will be signs providing directions. Runners will then be shuttled from the parking lots to the start between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Runner drop-off is at the Gull Crest Fields parking lot, half a mile from the intersection of Spurwink Road and Route 77. There will be flaggers for direction. Runners are required to be at the start line by 7:30 a.m.
Staff and spectators can park at the finish line, and are advised to arrive before 7:15 a.m. because of road closings. However, people may enter the fort from the north from Shore Road via Cottage Road in South Portland, which will remain open. Shuttle buses will operate from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to the start area, school parking lots and satellite locations.
New this year will be satellite parking and shuttle bus service to the start line from South Portland High School at 737 Highland Ave. and the Hannaford Bros. corporate office parking lot at 145 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough. Shuttle buses will run from these locations from 6:30-7:15 a.m., and return to these locations from Fort Williams after the race.
The formal awards ceremony will be after the race at 10 a.m. at Fort Williams at the top of flagpole hill.
The Kids Fun Run will be Friday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the soccer field at Fort Williams, with the rain date Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9:15 a.m. Updates are available at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon website, beach2beacon.org.
The kids races will run in heats, according to age. Registration and packet pick up for the fun run will be Thursday, Aug. 5, from 4-8 p.m. during race registration at Cape Elizabeth High School and Friday, Aug. 6, near the race location.