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Adventure Corridor Relay launches Saturday

Ultramarathoners, teams to make 54K trek from Sussex to St. Martins

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 2, 2017

SUSSEX, N.B. – You can do it as a team or do it yourself, but Saturday, May 6 will be your chance to be involved in the inaugural Adventure Corridor Relay.
The 54k run will take place over the rolling terrain between Sussex and St. Martins, presenting a challenge matched only by the natural beauty of the region.
Excited to offer the new event, race director Alex Coffin said they hope to eventually be as big as the Cabot Trail Relay Race, which attracts 70 teams and more than 1,000 runners and supporters to Cape Breton every spring.

The caves at St. Martins will serve as the finish line for the Adventure Corridor Relay on Saturday, May 6.

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“We are trying to copy some of the great relays, but with a twist,” said Coffin. “We want to have a break in the middle, where everyone can socialize and be rested for Day 2. Ironically, I wanted to have a side event for ultramarathoners, but this year it will be the main event.”
The run will feature four 10K relay legs and one 14K leg to the finish, while a handful of ultramarathoners will run the entire route themselves. This will take place along paved road between Sussex and St. Martins, with each leg varying in difficulty, but the final leg the most challenging.
The original plan was to have a Day 2, which would be similar, taking place in Fundy National Park. Day 2 had to be canceled this year, however, due to low registration.
Coffin assured there would be a Day 2 for next year’s event.
“We want to be careful to treat Day 2 right, as the park staff were going to open early for us,” he said.
The event is being organized by the PotashCorp Civic Centre, with help from the local community.
Coffin said he was hoping to see about a dozen ultramarathoners and six teams take part this year.
“My goal for this year is to have an incredible Day 1, where we make heroes out of the ultramarathoners and then have a party for the community afterwards that will properly celebrate the effort,” he said. “A local band is ready to rock the legion.”
For more information on the Adventure Corridor Relay, visit here .