Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Harvest Festival Road Race Saturday

The Journal Pioneer

KENSINGTON — The 35th annual Kensington Harvest Festival Road Race takes place on Saturday. Aug. 16.
The challenging 25-kilometre run begins at 9 a.m. on Route 225 at the Church of Scotland in Stanchel. The run will proceed into Kinkora onto Route 109 to Freetown and end at Community Gardens in Kensington.
A pre-registration takes place at the Gardens on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m., and on the morning of the race from 8 a.m. until race time at the start in Stanchel.
Last year, 56 runners took part and race organizers are looking for another good showing this year.
Last year’s winner was Stanley Chaisson from Bear River, setting a new course record in a time of one hour, 25 minutes and 51 seconds, knocking two minutes and 30 seconds off the old record set in 1998 by Alex Coffin of Saint John, N.B.
The female course record was set in 1982 by Jane Bearisto of Sarnia, Ont., in 1:45:01.
There will be t-shirts for the first 60 participants to register.
Presentation of trophies and prizes will take place inside Community Gardens following the run at 12 noon, and there will be showers available.
For more information, contact race director Ivan Gallant at 836-4124.

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