Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Northern Run - 1/2 Marathon & 5 Km - Race Details

OK Crazies!  Here's the deets on the newest 1/2 marathon & 5 Km to hit Northern Ontario - Sudbury that is.

Got an email  this morning from one of the race directors "Buddy Green"  with all the need to know's about this new event.

It will start and finish at the Skead Community Center.  The 1/2 marathon course will travel down the dam road to the dam at the end of Lake Wahnapitei and then return to town with a small loop through the town of Skead and then finish back at the community center.   The 5 Km will be an out and back down the dam road with the turn around point at 2.5 Km

There will be opportunity to get water and Gatorade  different times out on the course as well s some gels at the aid stations. It will be a challenging run, (not a run where you would expect a personal best time but if you do that's awesome!) but more a course that will challenge you a little more than a typical 1/2 marathon.

Food will be provided after the run for participants and volunteers.

The fundraising goal is undefined but the proceeds will go to helping local youth involved in sport.  The organizers hope it will increase community involvement and physical activity and they are happy to be creating another local running event so that people don't always have to travel down south to run. They are also encouraging the pre-registration of any school teams or large groups.

Pre-registration is possible by contacting and those who pre-register will be treated to shorter line ups where only bib pick up is required at the registration table on race day.

Hope to see you out there supporting this new local event!

Long may we run,


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