Half Marathon Festivities

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Place Category: What to do and Festivals and eventsPlace Tags: Summer

  • Seconds before the starting signal, the atmosphere in Saint-François is tense with excitement.

    Runners from all over New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the state of Maine are getting ready to run a 21.1-km (13-mi.) course along the majestic St. John River.

    There’s every reason to participate. Whether you want to lead the pack or take up a personal challenge, the feeling of accomplishment as you approach the finish line is one in the same. Races of 8 km (5 miles) and 3 km (2 miles) are also organized to encourage young people and novice runners.

    In the days leading up to the half-marathon, the community of Saint-François swings into action to offer a wide range of activities for the whole family. Attend the coronation of Miss Half-Marathon or a show featuring local musicians. Contests, tournaments and a dance – everything is in place for one last shot at fun before the end of summer vacation.

    August 31-September 3, 2017

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