The 43rd Annual Labour Day Classic Road Race saw runners from young and old!
The participants met up at the start line of the Civic Centre and were running in the footsteps of an icon. This is the exact run that inspired Terry Fox to begin his Marathon of Hope.
There were repeat runners, some first time runners, and some youngins taking on the run around the block at full steam ahead.
Tom Masich gave some inspirational words to those running the 17 mile and 8.5 mile ventures before taking off, with potential personal goals being set and/or broken. I took a walk inside the Civic Centre after the long route runners took off, and by the time I came back outside I was surprisingly shocked to have been told that a pair of runners had already finished half of the 17 mile run in astonishing timing!
There was a nice size crowd in attendance to cheer on the racers, and the sound of joy coming from family members was enough to make their heart melt and hustle across that finish line.
The older group of participants were excited for the hot meal they earned at the end of the line, and the kids received an edible medal, as they received a cookie with the initials of the Labour Day Classic iced across the front!
If you haven’t taken part in a marathon or race of this sort and have always thought about doing so, this tradition will continue for quite awhile, so get yourself a new pair of runners and start training for the 17 mile run as the 365 day countdown is on!