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Tuna festival kicks off with annual fun run

Wedgeport event draws 85 for 10K/5K

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Aug. 22, 2017

LOWER WEDGEPORT, N.S. – The run is done, now bring on the tuna.
The sixth annual Wedgeport Tuna Fun Run kicked off the community’s annual tuna tournament and festival on Sunday, Aug. 20, drawing many participants to the small fishing community.
“The run went great,” said Brandon Doucette, one of the event’s coordinators. “We had about 85 participants and the weather was great – not too hot, and not too cold.”
The event included a 10K and 5K run/walk, all in support of the festival, an annual event revived in 2004 and growing steadily since.

The sixth annual Wedgeport Tuna Fun Run took place in Lower Wedgeport, N.S. on Sunday, Aug. 20, with 85 participants coming out for the 10K and 5K walk/run.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Doucette

Turnout for the event matched last year’s total of nearly 90 participants.
“We also had a lot of new runners that had never participated in our run before in past years,” he said.
Most runners took part in the 5K race, with Brent Dickie finishing in first place with a time of 19:42, followed by Aidan d’Arcy at 20:55, and James Rideout at 23:17. Top females were Kim Raynard at 25:11, Mindi Hope at 25:49, and Tori Smith at 27:00.
In the 10K race, it was Darcy Robbins finishing in first place at the 39:20 mark, followed by Chris Mackenzie at 40:18, and Andy LeBlanc at 44:40. Top females were Megan LeBlanc at 49:13, Cindy Cottreau at 57:24, and Kelley Lacroix at 59:09.
For complete results, visit the event’s Facebook page here .