HarbourFest 5K declared a success

Andrew Wagstaff
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PUGWASH – The inaugural HarbourFest 5K run has been declared a huge success by its race director.

“We had 215 runners take part in the race, which is fantastic,” said Judi Giroux. “The people of Pugwash and surrounding area came out to watch and cheer the runners on, which the runners really appreciate. It was a great race.”

Tyler Landry of Amherst continued his hot streak, winning the run with a time of 17:14, while Mia Furlong was the top female finisher with a 23:28 time.

Landry had also won the Cross Border Challenge 5K and the inaugural Centennial Run 5K earlier this year. All three runs are part of the Cross Border Challenge series of events.

The HarbourFest run last weekend was sponsored by Sport Pugwash, in conjunction with the race committee of the Cumberland Y service club.

Giroux said the race committee appreciated the help of the Pugwash Search & Rescue team for doing traffic control and the Amherst chapter of the Knights of Columbus who managed the water stations. 

"We also want to give a huge  ‘thank you’ to Jim and Arlene MacDonald, who graciously let us use their driveway and facilities for our race set up,” she said.

With such a great turnout for the first year, preparations will start soon on the race for next year, according to Giroux.


Twitter: @ADNandrew

Organizations: Knights of Columbus

Geographic location: PUGWASH, Amherst

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  • Skippy
    July 31, 2013 - 22:41

    "preparations will start soon on the race for next year, according to Giroux"...if the coming election goes the way it looks to be going right now, both Judi and her race might actually disappear by next year...(perhaps to Alberta?)...but we'll see.