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Wine & Dash draws 430 to valley vineyards

Fundraising for Brigadoon Village exceeds goal

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
June 5, 2017

GASPEREAU VALLEY, N.S. – They came, they ran, and they drank wine.
They also raised money for Brigadoon Village, a non-profit camp for children living with health conditions and other challenges, at the third annual Brigadoon’s Wine & Dash on Sunday, June 4.
“Everything was phenomenal,” said Sarah Murphy, marketing and communications officer at Brigadoon Village. “We had over 430 participants and exceeded our fundraising goal. It was a bright day and the perfect weather for running.”
Participants ran 5K, 10K and 15K routes that included such landmarks as the Grand Pre National Historic Site, and four different vineyards.
The event once again received a passing grade from those who took part, including first-timer Erin Murray.
“The run was amazing,” she said. “It was non-competitive, which, for me, made it much more enjoyable. I wasn’t worried about finishing in time and, the less pressure, the more I truly enjoyed the entire experience of running in a new location.”
Camper Cameron Brown skipped the wine and just ran the 15K at Brigadoon’s Wine & Dash on Sunday, after running the Blue Nose two weeks ago and raising almost $2,000.
Photos courtesy of Brigadoon Village
Distances were approximate. Participants ran to the different vineyards, sampling wine along the way, after being bused from the registration area at the Grand Pre site. Participating vineyards included Luckett Vineyards, Domaine de Grand Pre L’Acadie Vineyards, and Gaspereau Vineyards.
“The wineries were great, with amazing wines to sample,” said Murray. “Of course, the food at each location helped keep my energy up for the duration of my 10K. I will absolutely do it again. I had a lot of fun!”