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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                 November 26, 2020        

     In this Issue:

     

  1. How to support your favourite race
  2. Photos This Week
  3. Upcoming Events; Jan 1 Running Room Virtual Resolution Run
  4. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  5. Track North

 

 

 

Facing an uncertain future, race directors are asking for the running community’s help
How to support your favourite race

MADELEINE KELLY NOVEMBER 20, 2020


When the pandemic began in March, many Canadians figured we’d sit tight a couple of weeks and this thing would blow over. Fast forward nine months and COVID-19 is still an everyday consideration. When race directors canceled their 2020 events, few considered the possibility of having to cancel their 2021 events as well. However, as 2020 draws to a close without an end to the pandemic in sight, RDs are preparing for the possibility of two consecutive years without races.

Michelle Kempton is the race director of Maritime Race Weekend, which takes place annually in September. The event runs in a small fishing village 10 minutes from Halifax, with the start and finish line beside the ocean. Maritime Race Weekend has become an international tourism event for Nova Scotia, but Kempton is concerned about the race’s future. She explains that their event is a registered not-for-profit (as many races in Canada are) and that they don’t have a rainy-day fund to draw upon. “Because we’re a not-for-profit, we don’t carry over money, so at the end of our year, we donate everything. When COVID hit, we’re not in a situation where we have a huge nest-egg to draw from.”

Kempton explains that beyond paying their own bills, Maritime Race Weekend also donates to local run groups to help them with funding. “We help clubs in Nova Scotia by funding things like facility rentals and insurance fees. We had no race this year, so we couldn’t make a donation to them. Usually, we give them thousands of dollars, so it’s not like they don’t miss that cash.”

Kempton also explains that MRW has bills regardless of whether they put the race on, like website maintenance and equipment storage. “Now we’re not even sure we’ll be able to run our 2021 event, and we have bills to pay either way. We now need the help of the running community to keep the lights on.”

How runners can help
Maritime Race Weekend has launched several efforts to raise funds for themselves and their running community, including a summer camp with training plans and coaches, a summertime virtual race and the upcoming New Year’s Day Reboot Run. “For the Reboot Run, we’re charging money, but participants will be mailed race kits.”

On top of the Reboot Run, MRW is doing a 50/50 fundraiser, which is only open to Nova Scotians.

Race directors hope to be back in full force as soon as possible, but for now, if runners are looking to help keep their favourite event afloat they can do so by racing virtually, buying merch and participating in fundraisers.

 


SudburyRocks!!! Marathon Update

 

 

As of this date the run organizers hope to be able to have a feet on the ground run in place for May 30, 2021. While we hope to be able to do that the reality is PROBABLY we will have a second virtual event. We already have approximately 700 participants who supported us in 2020 who are automatically signed up for the 2021 event. We hope to be able to sign up many more as the day approaches. Keep tuned to this site and the SudburyRocks!!! Marathon facebook page for updates as we go forward.

We do know this: Every 2021 registrant will receive an official t- shirt and finishers medal whether the event is feet on the ground or virtual.

Keep the faith and keep on training.

Vince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos This Week

Ashley rewarded with 2020 virtual ScotiaBank Marathon finishers medal

Moonlight trail shelter

Moonlight trail

Moonlight trail

Moonlight trail Nov 22

Moonlight trail

Moonlight trail

Around Laurentian lake

Finlandia

Kingsway trails

Second Ave. cemetery

Moonlight trail Nov 23

Perch Lake Nov 23

Laurentian Lake Nov 24

Ramsey Lake Nov 25

Beaver Pond Trail Nov 25

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Events

   January 1, 2021

Virtual

Event Information and Registration

Course Map ( may be modified due to weather)

36th Annual Resolution Run
Virtual Run Canada 2021

Friday January 1, 2021 / Wherever you are in Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run Club Update

 


 

 

Store News

 

Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,

 

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track North News - by Dick Moss

 

 

 


 


Dick Moss

 

 

Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
vtperdue@cyberbeach.net

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race-Run-Walk for the Health of it

ttp://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/

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