Cape Elizabeth, Maine
My experience here began with an invitation from Joan Benoit Samuelson to run the Beach to Beacon 10K. It’s a great road race with a fantastic course that I enjoy running in training as well. The route begins near Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth and moves toward Fort Williams before finally finishing at the Portland Head Lighthouse. The rolling course varies from oceanfront to shaded neighborhoods to the spectacular lighthouse on the bluff. It’s only too bad that the training runs don’t end the same way as the race itself: with a big, New England clambake.