The 26th TD Beach to Beacon run will benefit Portland-based Preble Street Teen Services, according to an announcement from TD Bank today.
The annual 10k road race, scheduled for Aug. 3, runs in Cape Elizabeth from the entrance to Crescent Beach State Park and ends at Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park. It benefits a different charity every year.
According to the race's website, there will be an estimated 6,500 runners and more than 800 volunteers.
This year, the bank will donate $30,000 to the teen shelter, and the shelter will also receive the proceeds of other race-related fundraising, such as charity bib sales.
“Preble Street Teen Services provides critical support to teens in need in our community,” said Sheryl McQuade, regional president, New England Metro at TD Bank. "Their unique, collaborative approach continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many and we are honored to name them as our 2024 race beneficiary.”
The shelter, according to the announcement, serves more than 300 teens each year, offering services for homeless and runaway youth, including food, clothing, crisis intervention, mental health support and employment services.
“We all have a responsibility to work together to protect our youth,” said Mark Swann, executive director of Preble Street. “Through this partnership, we hope to engage more people in our work to break the cycle of homelessness and support young people as they learn the skills needed to have a different path for themselves moving forward.”