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353rd Demi-marathon de l’Acadie set for March 5

Warmer temperatures often bring more runners

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Feb. 13, 2017

TRACADIE, N.B. – With the dust barely settled on yesterday’s 352nd Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, organizers are already planning for the next one, less than one month away.
The 353rd Demi-marathon de l’Acadie will take place on Sunday, March 5, and race director Donald Wade is expecting good numbers.
“We should have a good turnout in March unless it’s stormy, but normally it’s a good turnout,” he said. “It’s better than January and February because I think the cold is the worst part of those two months.”

Runners taking part in last year's March running of the Demi-marathon de l'Acadie.

Photos courtesy of Demi-marathon de l'Acadie

While there will still be plenty of snow in northern New Brunswick in early March, the temperatures should be considerably warmer, according to Wade.
Last year’s March running of the Demi-marathon de l’Acadie saw 38 runners take part, including Lee Roy, who turned in a blazing 1:12:53 time.
What happens this March remains to be seen, but Wade is hopeful for another successful event.
“I know some people from Saint John who will be coming up for the March 5 race, and they’ll be doing the half marathon for the first time in their lives,” he said. “They just confirmed this morning.”
For more information on the 353e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, visit here .