Journal Pioneer - 2021-07-21


Dunk River Road Race goes July 25



BEDEQUE — The 44th annual Callbeck’s Home Hardware Dunk River Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 25. The race, which will get underway at 9 a.m., will begin and finish at the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge at 857 Dunk River Rd. in Central Bedeque at the junction of the Dunk River Road and Route 1A. Details on whether there will be two starts to the race — one for men and one for women — or one mass start will be finalized closer to the race. The course follows a 7.22-mile/11.6-kilometre counter-clockwise loop, continuing from the Dunk River and Mill Roads to the Freetown Road. From Highway 8 (the Freetown Road), the runners turn left at Ross’s Corner onto Route 1A and proceed to the finish at the lodge. Water stops will be at the two- and five-mile marks and there will be refreshments at the finish line. Trophies will go to the top-three overall male and female runners. In addition, the top male and female athletes in 11 age classes will receive medals. These classes will be in five-year increments, from 20 to 24 through 60 to 64 years, as well as the top youth (19 and under) and senior (65 and over) male and female. Online registration is now open on the Running Room website: https://www. site/17376. There is a pre-registration fee of $20 for adults and $15 for youth 19 and under. There is a $25 fee for on-site registration the day of the race. The first 60 to registers will receive a commemorative coffee mug bearing the race logo. RECORDS The male course record was set by Matt Sheffield in 2006 on the original layout, which ran clockwise to start and finished at the Bedeque and Area Recreation Centre. This is where registration is still held, and where washrooms will be available again this year. The women’s mark is held by Janice Ashworth from 2005. For more information on the race, contact race director Paul Wright; or call (902)-888-9831.


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