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Bread Run returning May 13

Hants County event to support children’s sports

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 9, 2017

NEWPORT CORNER, N.S. – It all started with a group of women running together.
After singing up and running in different races, Sarah White and her friends decided it was time to host one.
“We thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a race event in our own community?” recalled White. “We thought it would be a great way for people to see where we live, and to bring people to our community.”
They out their heads together and came up with The Bread Run, an event featuring 10K and 5K races, as well as a kids’ event, taking its name from The Bread Gallery, owned and operated by White’s mother.

Participants gather for the start of last year's Bread Run.

Photo courtesy of Sarah White

The event will return this year on Saturday, May 13, and will donate proceeds to the Hants and Kings chapter of Jumpstart, a program that helps children participate in sports in the community.
“Each year we donate any profit that we make to a charity of course,” said White, one of seven race directors who organize the event. “We like to keep our charity in the community and also make sure we donate to a cause that is promoting health and fitness to our youth.”

Both the 10K and 5K courses are challenging, with the 5K an out-and back and the 10K a scenic loop with a tough hill near the start.
“It is a challenging but beautiful 10K,” she said.
This year the organizers are expecting 100 or more runners in the 5K and 10K, and 75 or more youngsters for the kids’ event, which will take place Friday evening.
“Our goal this year is to provide a quality and fun event with great food and a great atmosphere,” said White.
For more information on The Bread Run, visit here .