Adam Greenlaw, Sam Thomas, Laura Clough, Sarah Emily Teaford and Calen Colby participated in the 14th Annual Beach to Beacon 10K on August 4, 2011. According to beach2beacon.org, the B2B had a record setting 5,876 participants from 12 countries, 43 states and more than 200 Maine towns. The course begins in Cape Elizabeth and winds along the coast before ending at the scenic Portland Head Light.
B2B was founded by TD Bank and Olympic gold medalist and Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson and it benefits a different charity each year. The beneficiary of this year’s race was Day One, a non-profit agency providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare programs for Maine youth.
Calen Colby, President of Colby Co., participated in the 2010 New York City Marathon in November 2010. Calen ran as a member of the Livestrong Team for which he raised $3,500. The Livestrong Team is made up of numerous sub-teams and Calen was a part of the 12-person “Team Fatty” team. The team was named for its captain, Eldon Nelson a.k.a. the Fat Cyclist, a popular cancer fundraiser and author of the fatcyclist.com blog.
The NYC marathon course starts in Staten Island and travels through all five boroughs with a scenic ending in Central Park. One of the largest marathons in the world, the NYC Marathon recorded 45,103 finishers in 2010. The fundraising goal for all charities represented by runners in the 2010 NYC Marathon was $24 Million.