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TD Bank’s Beach to Beacon 10k Road Race

Hannaford is the proud "Official Trainer" of the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race. To help leverage our "Official Trainer" sponsorship, we will be hosting training runs for the public every Tuesday during the month of July around Portland's Back Cove. Train with Us!

Even if you aren't planning on running in the Beach to Beacon race, you are still invited and encouraged to come! Meet us at the red tent at the Forest Ave Hannaford. Registration begins at 5:00 pm, the run begins at 5:30 pm (Rain or Shine)!

Maine Running Company will be available to give free biomechanical foot and gait evaluations, as well as discuss proper footwear.

  • July 8 – 4 miles
  • July 15 – 4.5 miles
  • July 22 – 5 miles
  • July 29 – 5.5 miles with Joan Benoit Samuelson

Contact Tara Nau Burdet for more information.

The race will host runners of all abilities from almost every state in the nation, along with some of the very best runners from around the world. Visit the Beach to Beacon Web site to learn more.

Eat to win: Race Training Nutrition Tips from Joan Benoit-Samuelson

Nutrition for Race Training

  • Eat 17 to 26 calories per pound of body weight per day, depending on your training intensity (e.g., a 150 lb. person training three to four days per week should consume 3,300 calories per day).
  • Eat a diet high in carbohydrates – 60% of your calories should come from complex carbohydrates (fruits and whole grains), 20% to 25% from fat (meats, cheese, nuts) and 15% to 20% from protein (fish, beef, poultry, soy, legumes).
  • Drink lots of fluids and avoid coffee and alcohol.
  • Eat snacks every two to three hours. Energy bars, fresh fruits and whole grains are all good snack foods for a body in training.

Race-day Fuel

  • Eat a very light meal, high in carbohydrates, two to four hours before the race starts (avoid all concentrated sweets and sugars immediately before). An example of a high carb, light meal is a piece of fruit and a toasted whole-grain bagel.
  • Avoid high fiber and gassy foods.
  • Drink lots of water before and during the race. Plan to drink four to six ounces of water every ten to twenty minutes during the race.
  • Don’t try anything new!

After the Race

  • Refuel after the race at the Hannaford food tent with 50-100 grams of carbohydrates (100 grams of a good carbohydrate is one small apple or one oat-bran bagel) within 15 minutes of your finish. Start with liquids and switch to solids.