Ocean Blue Fun Run 2014

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on May 12, 2014
Ocean Blue Fun Run 2014

Published on 12 May 2014

<p>A sea of orange surged through the streets of Digby Friday, May 9 as 186 students from five elementary schools took part in the Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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Ocean Blue Fun Run 2014

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<p>Elijah Mailman won the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run in a time of 21:37.</p>

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<p>Elijah Mailman, a Grade 6 student at Digby Elementary School, won the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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<p>Paige Ettinger of Digby Elementary School was the first female runner with a time of 24:33.</p>

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<p>Paige Ettinger of Digby Elementary School was the first female runner with a time of 24:33.</p>

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<p>Ryker Pulley finished second at the Ocean Blue Fun Run in a time of 21:59.</p>

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<p>Austin Walker finished seventh at the Ocean Blue Fun Run in a time of 24:24.</p>

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<p>Austin Walker receives congratulations from Karen Shupe at the finish line of the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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<p>The start line of the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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<p>Ready, Set….</p>

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<p>A total of 186 students from five schools took part in the Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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<p>Students turn in their place stick and bibs at the finish board.</p>

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<p>A young runner checks where she finished at the Ocean Blue Fun Run Friday, May 9.</p>

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<p>Kaiden Longmire finished fourth at the Ocean Blue Fun Run in a time of 23:05.</p>

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<p>Molly McNaughton heads for the finish of the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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<p>Avery Charlton and Fischer Kyte sprint to the finish line.</p>

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<p>Holly Hasslebring and David Kranse stride to the finish.</p>

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<p>Sara Roach prepares to slip by David Comeau just before the finish.</p>

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<p>Skye Deveau charges to the finish of the Ocean Blue Fun Run.</p>

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Elijah Mailman, a Grade 6 student at Digby Elementary School, was the first one across the line at the 2014 Ocean Blue Fun Run.

Elijah finished the sixth annual run in a time of 21:37, first of 186 runners from five Digby area schools: Digby, Barton, Weymouth, Digby Neck and Islands.

The first female runner was Paige Ettinger in a time of 24:33.

The run serves as a graduation of sorts for the students who take part in the Doctors Nova Scotia Kids Running Club. This year over 240 Digby County students took part in the program.

Kerry Copeland of Doctors Nova Scotia was in town to start the race and said Digby is one of the few places in the province where they hold a fun run for elementary school students.

The Ocean Blue Fun Run is 4.2 km in length and gives the students a total of 42 km run during the whole of Kids Running Club program.

Forty-two kilometres is the distance of a marathon race.

  1. Elijah Mailman 21:37
  2. Ryker Pulley 21:59
  3. Eran Shaw 22:25
  4. Kaiden Longmire 23:05
  5. Myles Titus24:04
  6. Nick Goodwin 24:16
  7. Austin Walker (Grade 3) 24:24
  8. Spencer Hazel 24:30
  9. Paige Ettinger (first female) 24:33

jriley@digbycourier.ca