Hard core runners hit the streets

Carla Allen
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The -20 wind chill factor, slippery footing and a light snowfall didn't deter a small group of hard core runners from participating in the Gingerbread Man Run for the food bank Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Runners brought bags of food for the cause and set out on the 2.5 kilometre route after an official proclamation was read by Yarmouth's town crier, David Olie.

Prizes were awarded after the event.

The next running event is the 5K Turkey Run on Boxing Day (Thursday, Dec. 26). The annual run draws many runners. It is open to runners and walkers. Registration is on or before Dec. 23 at Runners Attic on Main Street. The fee is $25 adults; $15 students; $65 family rate. It includes race support, water, draw prizes and a hot breakfast. The first 175 registered participants will receive a tuber with Turkey Run design (can be worn as headband, etc).

The reception is at 11 a.m. with breakfast for all volunteers and registered runners/ walkers. Proceeds will go toward the Megan Corkum Athletic Fund.

E-mail yarmouthturkeyrun@hotmail.com for more info.

Note: Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult and you cannot push, pull or ride upon an object with the exception of a wheelchair or motorized scooter (RCMP regulations).


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