This Thursday May 12th is the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics. A number or our local athletes including Rick Wadden and Cyril MacDonald are very involved with this cause. As Rick says:
This is a very worthy cause and these athletes very much enjoy this event and their appreciation is more than I have witnessed in other events they truly are special
Come on out and support them this Thursday. For more information, or to download the registration form, please visit the website at http://letrcapebreton.ca/
A few years ago, we lost a promising young Cape Bretoner. Emma Van Nostrand died in the final few miles of a marathon in Toronto.
Kathy and Steve - Emma's parents - have been a big part of the running community for many years. They have showed their strength of spirit by making something great come out of this tragedy. These are Kathy's words from Facebook:
Today was Emmazing! We, the community raised $32,000 dollars bringing the total raised in 3 years to $102,000 dollars! This money will be well used in scholarships to deserving students! We thank the volunteers, participants and sponsors that all make this event happen. We look forward to seeing everyone next year, the first Sunday in May at the Coxheath rink. Thank you for keeping our Emma's memory alive
(PS: remember you can get full results of all our locally-chip-timed CBRR races at limitlessracetiming.com)
Congrats to Donna Burns, pictured here, and all the other Cape Bretoners who completed this year's Boston Marathon last Monday, April 18th.
The Coast Guard College 8 mile Road Race is this weekend. This is a Cape Breton Roadrunners Points Series event. Make sure to get signed up for the points series soon to claim your points for this run.
Sign up in advance at limitlessracetiming.com
This year's Slush Run was not very slushy. Clear roads and a sunny, bright morning greeted runners in Louisbourg. Men's winner Justin Lalanne cruised to an unchallenged win ahead of 60+-yr-age grouper Sean Shea (? perhaps the fastest 60-69 Runner in the Maritimes?). On the female side, newly-teenaged Caden MacLeod took the outright win this year, ahead of 2nd place Liz Wadden-Cappa.
Next points series run is the Coast Guard College 8-miler, coming up on April 2nd.
Results are posted under the "Results" tab at the top of this page.
A great little race, with a lot of history, brought to you by the same folks who put on the Run Through Time every summer. Hope you can make it! This is a CBRR Points Series event!
Run is postponed until Saturday Mar 12th because of likelihood of snowstorm. All details remain the same.
Peter Hanna has been the perennial winner in the 70-79 category, but is getting some stiff competition these days! For the full story and more photos, check out the post on cbtriathlon.wordpress.com
Thanks to John Hudec for this news:
1)Child and Parent Ski Lessons
Starting the week of February 14th there will be cross country ski lessons available for children aged 8-11 who bring along a parent to learn and have fun with them on the snow. Equipment can be supplied or you can bring your own. The program will run for four weeks with the cooperation of the weather. The first two weeks will be on the flat terrain of Lingan Golf Course. The next two weeks will take place at Seaview Golf Course where the terrain will allow participants to test their skills on more rolling terrain. The program will start at 4:30 with equipment available at 4:00 PM. Sessions will end between 5:30 and 6:00 depending on conditions. The registration cost for this family opportunity is $60 per child with parent. If interested call John Hudec at Cape Breton University (902) 563-1982 or email John_hudec@CBU.ca
2) Formation of a Cape Breton Regional Municipality Nordic Ski Club
The benefits of such a club might be numerous including access to groomed trails for classic and skate skiing; programming for adults, children and youth; events and equipment. If interested in participating in a discussion about club formation or joining a club please contact John Hudec at (902)563-1984 or email email@example.com
Volunteers are critical to the success of both these opportunities. If you like to spend time outdoors teaching, skiing or grooming trails we would welcome your involvement. Please make contact as described above.
Funding for these active opportunities has been provided by grants from
A Regional Development Grant: Cape Breton Region: Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Sport Nova Scotia: Canada Games Legacy Equipment Fund
if we haven't already met. I am Cyril MacDonald, and have taken on the title of Race Director for the 5th Annual Long John John Jaunt.
In case you aren't aware, registration is now open (click link at right), and if you register before midnight Saturday, you will be able to take advantage of the early bird pricing. Some of you have already registered, and I greatly appreciate you doing so early, but for those that haven't and intend to run, it would be great if you could soon.
I look forward to seeing you all on race day, and if for what ever reason you are unable to run, but would like to stay involved, I could certainly use a few extra hands on race day.
Have a great day, and Happy Running!
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