Har­bour Grace race set for Sun­day

Blue­berry Har­vest Run mark­ing 27 years

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.