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Shubie Classic 5K to make its debut on April 1

Event to be located within popular Dartmouth park

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
March 13, 2017

DARTMOUTH, N.S. – Runners likely don’t need a lot of convincing when it comes to running in Dartmouth’s beautiful Shubie Park, but Dean Arbuckle and Lee Dauphinee have just given them one more reason.
The pair is launching the Shubie Classic 5K, a new running event that will be held at the park on Saturday, April 1.
Both runners have competed in many other races, and wanted to celebrate the impact running has had on their own lives, while spreading the word to others.
“There are so many benefits… improved cardiovascular and heart health, physical appearance, weight loss, and stress relief, just to name a few,” said Dauphinee. “We wanted to encourage others to reap these same benefits, and we figured a fun run would be the perfect way to do that.”

Dean Arbuckle (left) and Lee Dauphinee are excited to offer the inaugural Shubie Classic 5K on Saturday, April 1.

It did not take them long to decide on the perfect location for the event.
“We’ve talked to quite a few people, and, for one, people just love Shubie Park,” he said. “It’s an iconic spot in Dartmouth that everyone loves.”
When it comes to the stress relief of running, the scenery and nature at the Dartmouth park encourage it. It also fits with their main goal for the event – to have fun.
“We really aimed at taking down any intimidation barriers and tried to create an event that any level of runner or walker can enjoy,” said Dauphinee.
They have also invested in quality signage to make sure everyone stays on track, and will even have a live DJ to add to the atmosphere, as well as free cookies and coffee.
The course will feature small, rolling hills and beautiful scenery along the Shubenacadie Canal. The trails within the park are well conditioned, and a water stop will be positioned at the halfway point.
Dauphinee said they are expecting a turnout of about 325-350 participants.
For more information on the Shubie Classic 5K, visit here .