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Travel Spotlight: Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Photo by Kevin Morris

Travel Spotlight: Cape Elizabeth, Maine

RACE. . .

For one day each year, this little New England town becomes a true runners’ haven. The Beach to Beacon 10k (beach2beacon.org), founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 1998, brings over 6,000 runners to the streets of Cape Elizabeth on the first Saturday in August. Olympic superstars and fun-runners alike race together in an event so popular it sells out in less then six minutes. The course starts at Crescent Beach and weaves through wide country roads and along beautiful marshland before ending at Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in the nation.

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