This is the route of the 10k Beach 2 Beacon race! Cape Elizabeth is Portland’s most affluent suburb, with lovely waterfront sections and pretty residential streets. The route begins in Cape Elizabeth near Crescent Beach State Park. You’ll proceed north and then bear right onto Old Ocean House Road, a narrow road that will rejoin Route 77. The road conditions are mixed, with downhills and a climb beginning at the halfway point of the race. From there, you’ll pass the town hall and turn right onto Shore Road, proceeding down the winding road approaching Fort Williams. The road conditions are mixed, with downhills predominating through Smugglers Cove. There are three climbing hills that dominate the approach to Fort Williams.
At Fort Williams, you will enter through the Old Gate, following an uphill path around the old bunkers until they reach the top with its views of Casco Bay and the historic Portland Head Light.