Twenty years of the Valley Harvest Marathon

Jennifer Hoegg
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When Steve Moores directed the first Valley Harvest Marathon, there were 183 participants.

On Sunday morning, 1,800 runners and walkers took to the streets and trails around Wolfville for the 20th Valley Harvest races under sunny skies.

This year there were five-, 10-, 26-, 42- and 50-kilometre events. 

Moores, who was the honourary starter of the morning’s races, said it was rewarding to see the ongoing success of the event.

“It’s great to see the growth and great to see people take over and continue on.”

The man who directed 15 Valley Harvest Marathons is currently ill with cancer, but he was at the finish line for hours, cheerfully doling out medals, congratulations, handshakes and hugs from his wheelchair.

Moores said it felt “great" to be there.

“It’s nice to see the dedication of all these runners.”

For full race results, see the Atlantic Chip site.

For photos of the morning’s events see our slideshow collections:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Geographic location: Wolfville

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Recent comments

  • Don Urquhart
    October 08, 2012 - 14:33

    I have better photos from the start of the 5 km and 10 km races. They are posted on Facebook. Are you interested in publishing them? I would only ask for a photo credit.