to streets for Hypothermic Half Marathon
Frommer CTV Northern Ontario Published Sunday, February
16, 2020 4:04PM EST
SUDBURY -- Dozens of runners
took to the streets of Sudbury for the Hypothermic 1/2
Roughly a hundred runners
had the option of running in a 5K, 10K or a half marathon.
"This is my third
time doing it," said Glenn Woods, who was participating
in the run.
"I just like the idea
of running in the winter and this is kind of my birthday
gift to myself each year since it happens right around
Organizers say not only
do dozens of Sudburians come out, but runners from other
communities here in the North.
Jim Taylor of the Running
Room, who organizes the event, says the event attracts
people from across the region.
"We have an incredible
running community here in Sudbury and have been pretty
loyal to the race and we do get quite a few out-of-towners.
We’ve had probably about twenty people from three
or four hours outside of the Sudbury area, coming to
participate," said Taylor.
Taylor says more than half
of the runners are competing in the half marathon, mainly
to keep active.
"I started running
seriously back in May and I just did not want to take
a break through the winter so this is my first time
trying through the cold. I ran a half marathon in October
in much better weather and I’ve just been running
continuously getting used to the cold here," said
Amanda Burke, a participant running the half marathon.
Participants said they
are already looking forward to next year’s event.