Harbour Grace race set for Sunday
Blueberry Harvest Run marking 27 years
For the 27th consecutive year, some of the province’s best athletes will be found on the streets of Harbour Grace on a Sunday morning in September.
The 10-kilometre Blueberry Harvest Run takes place Sept. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. from the S. W. Moores Arena in Harbour Grace.
The race is part of the Timex Racing Series, which is organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletic Association.
Organizers say that with a newly paved section of road, the race returns to its traditional loop around the Town of Harbour Grace.
Runners in the past have ranged from former Olympians to those trying to run 10 km for the first time. The course record is held by well-known runner Paul McCloy.
The race finishes with blueberry muffins and the awarding of the coveted blueberry pies to the winners. All finishers will receive a Blueberry Harvest Run t-shirt. Anyone interested in running the race can pre-register at Toyota Plaza in St. John’s on Sept. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., or at the Eastern Medical Clinic at 195 Water Street in Carbonear on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration will also be available at the arena from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on race day. Those who register early will pay $20, while race day registration will cost $25.
The event is organized by the Trinity-Conception Athletic Club, and has has attracted up to 150 participants in past years. Organizers say there’s been a healthy growth in the number of local participants, though a large percentage of the runners come from St. John’s and area.