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Frostbite 5-Miler moved to March 12

Snow forced postponement of popular Sackville event

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Feb. 23, 2017

LOWER SACKVILLE, N.S. – Runners will still have a chance to take part in the Frostbite 5-Miler here, just a few weeks later than expected.
Originally planned for Feb. 19, the event has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 12.
The decision to cancel last weekend was a tough one for race director Tim Duguay, who made the call on Friday after another big dump of snow on Wednesday/Thursday.
“The biggest issue was on First Lake Drive, because all the driveways were packed in so tight,” he said. “Essentially we would have needed a course marshal at each driveway. If you backed out of your driveway, you wouldn’t have seen the run coming.”
Organizers worked with Halifax Regional Municipality to come up with a new date for the event, settling on March 12, although March 5 had also been considered.
The route and start time will remain the same for the new date.
For more information on the Frostbite 5-Miler, see here .