During the Monday, January 10, 2022 Town Council meeting the council approved the use of Fort Williams Park for the 23rd Annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This race will mark the return to a live competition after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
David Backer, President of the Board of Directors for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, was present during the meeting and noted the possibility that the start of the race may need to be modified if the pandemic status continues to be an influencing factor. Traditionally, there is a start for wheelchair racers, followed by elite women runners prior to the gun start for the male elite runners and all other racers. However, if the status of the COVID-19 virus warrants a less congested beginning, a staggered rolling start without would be the alternative. Runners could expect to arrive at the starting line at specific times and begin the race without a gun-start. Backer explained that this option, if utilized would extend the race by only 30-40 minutes.