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Arsenault, Jaillet win PRO Kids 5K

Quispamsis event supports underprivileged youth

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
July 14, 2018

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Having trained on a regular basis with Evan and Shelley Doucet, Evan Arsenault always felt bad that he could not make it to the annual PRO Kids Run and Swim event they put on here.
Today, he finally made it to one, and his debut was pretty impressive.
“They did a wonderful job and worked really hard to not only organize a great 5K Super Series race, but to organize all the kids’ races, as well,” said Arsenault. “I really enjoyed watching all the kids running into the finish line before I started my race!”
Arsenault finished in first place today, at the fourth annual event, with a time of 16:43.
“I was happy with my time, considering the hills and the heat I had to deal with,” he said.
Finishing in second place was Anderson Peters, with a time of 18:03, followed by Jason Brown at 18:27.
Coming first among females was Mary-Beth Jaillet of Moncton, crossing the finish line at 20:34.
It was also the first time at the event for Jaillet.
“The course started with a couple of hills, and the heat and sun were a factor,” she said. “The second half was quicker for sure, with the downhill. I was pleased with my time and will definitely be back!”
Jaillet described it as a well-organized event, with plenty of great food for everyone.

Youngsters line up for the fourth annual Quispamsis Run and Swim, which took place this morning, featuring a 500m and 1K race for the kids, a 3K youth run, and a 5K.

Cat Smith photo

Mary-Beth Jaillet was the top female finisher in today's 5K race at the Quispamsis PRO Kids Run and Swim. Joining her from the Greater Moncton Running Club were (from left) Colin McQuade, Todd Power, Paul Thibodeau and Jean-Louis LeBlanc.

Photo courtesy of Colin McQuade

The event also featured a 3K youth run, and 500m and 1K kids’ runs, as well as free post-race swimming at the QPlex.
All proceeds from the event will go to PRO Kids Saint John, a non-profit organization that provides funding for underprivileged youth to participate in sport and recreation activities.
“It was a really great event, a fun race atmosphere,” she said.
Finishing second among females was Alexis Moffett, with a time of 21:43, followed by Suzanne Doucet at 22:55.
For complete official results by Atlantic Chip, visit here .