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Miss Miles another sell-out

Participants are shown during the Miss Miles 5K run on Sunday in New Glasgow. (Photo courtesy Bob MacEachern)
Participants are shown during the Miss Miles 5K run on Sunday in New Glasgow. (Photo courtesy Bob MacEachern) - Submitted

NEW GLASGOW – Some 750 runners and walkers took part in the Miss Miles on Sunday in New Glasgow.

The non-competitive, non-timed event is part of the Johnny Miles Running Events series.

“Probably what we notice the most is that a lot of participants are people we don’t see at the other events,” says Johnny Miles race director Terry Curley.

“It really attracts a different demographic – which is great.”

Curley says that because it is non-competitive, he suspects that helps bring in people who feel more comfortable with the laid-back vibe associated with the Miss Miles.

“They can go and run or walk, push a stroller and take their dog with them,” he says, adding that approximately 25 per cent of the participants walk the five kilometres.

“It’s really a run/walk, but what we like to see is people coming out and challenging themselves.”

The event was sold out for about a month prior to the day of the race.

In past years, some of those who have entered the Miss Miles – which is held every year on Mother’s Day – have gone on to run in the Johnny Miles Weekend, and/or have trained to enter triathlons. He said that falls in line with one of the key mandates of the Johnny Miles running series: creating a healthier, more active community by inspiring people to enter such events.

“It’s kind of an entry-level event.”

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