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Hypo Half races add variety with 10K, 5K options

Halifax event set for Jan. 15

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Jan. 11, 2017

HALIFAX – This weekend’s Hypothermic Half race will offer more than just a half marathon. For the first time, The Running Room has added 10K and 5K options to its popular series.
While the shorter distances will give the event a little more variety, most runners will still be focusing on the 21.1K race, according to Running Room events manager John Acheson.
“The focal point is the half,” he said. “A good chunk of the majority of people will be doing the half, although a good number are doing the 10K as well.”

Participants in last year's Hypothermic Half in Halifax.

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Running Room Events, Facebook

Registration for the Halifax event, which will take place this Sunday, Jan. 15, is up over 250 so far, a fairly typical number if not slightly below normal.
For many, it will be their first race of the year.
“It is the first in a lot of respects, and it gives a lot of people, especially those who are doing some training for the spring marathon season, a way to feel it out and see where they are,” said Acheson.
The course for the Halifax event will be the same as it has been for the past few years, starting and finishing at the Ashburn Golf Course on Joseph Howe Drive. The course is flat, connecting to the Chain of Lakes Trail out and back.
All three events will kick off at 8 a.m., and all will be chip timed.
 “With adding the 5K and 10K events to the schedule it actually makes it a tad more complicated, so we decided to go with chip timing this year,” he explained.
For registration, route maps and more information, visit here .