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Digby Scallop Days

More than 100 brave rainy weather for annual fun run

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Aug. 14, 2017

DIGBY, N.S. – Experience won out over youth in Saturday’s Digby Scallop Days 5K Fun Run.
Ray Moorehead of Halifax won the race with a time of 19:35, two seconds ahead of local youth Joshua Robicheau at 19:37. Patrick Atwell came in only two seconds behind him, at 19:39.
The top female was Paige Ettinger of Deep Brook, at 23:51.
“I felt really good about my race today, even though it wasn’t my best time,” she said. “Digby Scallop Days Fun Run is a great event, and I look forward to running it every year. “The first time I ran it was in 2011, and I have done it almost every year since.”

Runners and walkers head out in the rain during the annual Digby Scallop Days 5K and 10K Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Photo courtesy of Tim Duguay

A total of 106 took part in the 10K and 5K races, while 26 youngsters came out for the youth run. All were greeted with a steady downpour of rain on Saturday morning, but seemed unaffected.
In the 10K, it was Matthew White of Dartmouth finishing in first place with a time of 35:27.
“The race was great and well organized, with some very enthusiastic volunteers,” said White.
“Despite the rain, the conditions were perfect, with a temperature in the low to mid-teens, and no wind. I was very happy with how my race went.”
Finishing in second place was Jeff Ratushny at 37:49, followed by Thian Carman at 44:56. Top female was Louise Leduc of Tupperville at 48:07, followed by Erin Balser at 48:19, and Meadow Carman at 51:45.
For complete, official results by Atlantic Chip, visit here .