North Hat­ley plans marathon for Mother’s Day

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, North Hat­ley

Thevil­lage of North Hat­ley will be host­ing its first Mother’s Day half-marathon on Sun­day, May 12th. The event will ac­tu­ally fea­ture four races of vary­ing lengths, 1 km, 5 km, 10 km and the 21.6 half marathon, so peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties can take part. “Af­ter the races we’ll have our Mother’s Day Brunch, catered by Café Mas­saw­ippi, in a big tent that will be set up in River Park. Peo­ple who aren’t in the races can also buy tick­ets just for the brunch,” said mayor Michael Page who hopes it turns into an an­nual event.

North Hat­ley should prove to be a nice lo­ca­tion for the event which is or­ga­nized by Courir en Estrie with 10% of the pro­ceeds go­ing to the North Hat­ley Recre­ation So­ci­ety. “The half marathon route goes along Lake Road, by the golf course and by the Que­bec Lodge; it is the scenic route, a com­bi­na­tion of pave­ment and dirt road,” ex­plained Mr. Page who plans to run in the event along with a few fam­ily mem­bers. “I hope to be ready for the half marathon but, worst case sce­nario, I’ll do the 10 k!”

About thirty more vol­un­teers, to do things like di­rect traf­fic, re­fuel the run­ners and more, are needed for the marathon. Vol­un­teers need to be at the site by 6:30 in the morn­ing and should be fin­ished up by noon. Any­one in­ter­ested can con­tact Nat­acha Prince at the Town Hall at 819 842-2754 or at vil­lagenorth­hat­ley@qc.aira.com. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in run­ning in the event can reg­is­ter on-line at demi­marathon­north­hat­ley.com. Al­most three hun­dred run­ners have al­ready reg­is­tered, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the dis­count for sign­ing up early.

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