Children take to the track for Hubtown Fun Run

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BIBLE HILL – Instead of horses, there were children crossing the finish line at Truro Raceway on Saturday. 

About 500 youth participated in the annual Hubtown Fun Run, which is organized by Doctors Nova Scotia.

Five-year-old Char Burnett was running in the event for the first time and was eager to get on the track.

“She’s been practicing at school (Truro Elementary) and she’s really excited,” said her mother, Bonnie Connors. “She’s been counting down the days.

“I think it’s amazing to get the children involved with fitness and to get them all together for an event like this.”

There were several stations inside the Agridome that the participants could visit before running. They had activities and information on topics such as martial arts, blood pressure and exercise.

“This event is very weather dependent and we’re happy to see such a fantastic turnout on a cloudy day,” said Leslie Henderson, one of the organizers. “We had about 800 last year, which was a record, but it was sunny.”

This is the ninth year the run has been held in Bible Hill. School spirit awards are given out when the children gather in the Agridome after running. This year, Winding River Elementary and Shubenacadie Elementary tired for the award. Each school receives a plaque and money to purchase fitness equipment.

Healthy snacks and drinks were provided for all participants and 10 lucky youth, who won through a draw, went home with new bicycles provided to the event at cost by Hub Cycle.

The emphasis of the run is all on fitness and fun; it is not designed to be competitive.

Geographic location: Bible Hill

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