The Telegram (St. John's)

Tely 10 getting closer to 5,000-runner mark

- TELEGRAM SPORTS sports@thetelegra­

The 90th running of the Tely 10 Sunday will again draw upwards or over 4,900 runners and walkers, but it looks like the 5,000 participan­t mark will remain elusive again this year.

As of Wednesday, 4,838 participan­ts had registered for the race, and organizers were expected to see a number of late registrant­s before Sunday morning’s 8 o’clock start.

Last year’s race drew 4,912 total entries. Never in the history of the Tely 10 has it drawn 5,000, though it’s evident the race is on the cusp of surpassing that number.

The race follows the standard course — starting on Mcnamara Road, close to the Paradise Youth and Community Centre, and proceeding out Topsail Rd., Cornwall Ave., Lemarchant Rd., Harvey Rd., Queens Rd., Military Rd. and finishing across the street from Bannerman Park swimming pool.

As of Thursday, the forecast for Sunday was a chance of showers and temperatur­es just under 20 degrees.

Organizers are encouragin­g participan­ts to keep hydrated on the course. Seven water stations are set up on the course, at approximat­ely the 2.5-mile, 3.9mile, 5-mile, 7.5-mile and ninemile points.

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