Faster than it will take them to reach the first mile marker on Aug. 2, 4,000 runners registered for the 2014 Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race Friday morning.

The window for general registration opened at 7 a.m. and closed four minutes and 32 seconds later. The popular road race filled in 4:58 last year.

A lottery for 1,900 remaining entries is open until March 23. For a $5 fee, runners can take a chance at winning a bib (and paying another $45 to register) at

Groups of up to six people can enter the lottery together under a single team name. If one gets in, all get in.

On Thursday morning, residents of Cape Elizabeth snatched up 600 available slots in 6:38.

Friday’s quickest entrant completed the registration process in 52 seconds.

Glenn Jordan can be contacted at 791-6425 or

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