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The 15th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson '79, will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Olympic gold medalist and Trustee Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79, founder of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, will join the field of world-class distance runners Saturday, August 4, 2012, for the 15th running of the race.

Benoit Samuelson will share the 6.2-mile coastal course with top elite athletes from East Africa, Europe and the U.S., and will be among some 6,000 runners from 44 U.S. states and 16 countries.

And there’s intrigue: Benoit Samuelson is keeping mum about who her running partner will be.

“You’ll just have to wait and see,” she tells the Portland Press Herald. “All I’ll say is we all inspire each other. You can take whatever you want from that.” Read the article in its entirety and find more details about the upcoming race here.