On your mark, get set, go... Dino Half ready to run

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Allie Ruck­man The Drumheller Mail

This year’s Di­noHalf Marathon is go­ing to look slightly dif­fer­ent than in 2015.

To start off, this year will only be hold­ing 3 events, as op­posed to four in pre­vi­ous years. The events will in­clude 5K fam­ily fun run, a 10 kilo­me­ter run, as well as the half marathon, which is 21.1 kilo­me­ters.

This year the 10 kilo­me­ter run and the half marathon will be mea­sured in Of­fi­cial Ath­let­ics Canada Length, so the course is be­ing slightly changed.

“The half marathon takes a larger loop around down­town be­fore head­ing out to the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum, and the 10 kilo­me­ter run is the length of Mid­land along the river. It has im­proved the ten kilo­me­ter quite a bit,” says or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Jens Mad­sen

So far, 200 par­tic­i­pants have reg­is­tered for the half marathon, which is ahead of last year’s reg­is­tra­tion.

“We usu­ally have about one-third from Cal­gary, one-third from Drumheller and onethird from ev­ery­where else. This year we have reg­is­trants from as far east as Win­nipeg, as far west as BC and as far north as Fort McMur­ray,” says Mad­sen.

The pro­ceeds for this event are be­ing do­nated to The Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity and to­wards men­tal health.

The half marathon is set to take off on Sunday, Septem­ber 11.

The half marathon takes a larger loop around down­town be­fore head­ing out to the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum, and the 10 kilo­me­ter run is the length of Mid­land along the river. It has im­proved the ten kilo­me­ter quite a bit.” Jens Mad­sen Dino Half com­mit­tee mem­ber

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This year’s Dino Half Marathon is set to take off on Sunday, Septem­ber 11.

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