Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth Landmarks

PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT The race finishes at Fort Williams Park, where the Portland Head Light sits. Photographers often capture the waves that crash against the lighthouse’s quartzite and gray phyllite rock formations. BATTERY KEYES Built in 1906, the small battery … Continue reading

Keeping the Streak Alive

In addition to the roughly 6,500 registered entrants, a unique cohort of 118 athletes will toe the starting line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K this year. This elite cadre is known officially as the TD Beach to Beacon Legacy … Continue reading

The Green Miles

By the late afternoon of August 5, visitors to Fort Williams and The Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth will find no trace of the 10,000 or so runners, volunteers, and spectators who were there a few hours earlier to … Continue reading

Doing the Legwork

Standing at the finish line of the 1988 Boston Marathon, his first as technical director for the race, Dave McGillivray felt lousy. He had run the race every year for the last 15 years and didn’t want his new position to … Continue reading

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Grasses bend and bow, rippling across the shaggy field. A salt tang seeps through the oceanside pines, and a ribbon of pavement lies ahead, ducking and rising over the hills in Freeport. The Maine roads have been a training ground … Continue reading

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Swim, Run, Repeat

On an overcast August morning in 2016, a cluster of people stands on a rocky outcropping at Evergreen Landing on Peaks Island, scanning the water. Leigh Small of Portland and her three children are watching for their dad and her husband, … Continue reading