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Yarmouth County's Lake Run takes place Sunday, June 25, starts at 9 a.m.


Published on June 23, 2017

Participants in the 2016 Lake Run in the early stages of the event in Hebron. This year's Lake Run will be held Sunday, June 25, at 9 a.m.

©Eric Bourque

YARMOUTH -- A couple of notable changes on the Yarmouth area’s running calendar this year involve the Yarmouth Marathon, which was held Sunday, June 11, and the Lake Run, which will take place Sunday, June 25.

For the marathon, it was a matter of moving the race up from late summer – when it had been held for six years – to late spring. For the Lake Run, it has meant pushing it back a month, from its usual late-May spot on the calendar to late June.

Aside from a new date, the Lake Run remains basically the same, again offering runners a rather unique distance of 6.7 km. That’s about a mile longer than a 5K and a couple of miles shorter than a 10K.

As before, the Lake Run will start and finish at the Yarmouth municipal building in Hebron, with the race getting underway at 9 a.m.

The event also remains a fundraiser for the Yarmouth Whitecaps swim team.

For those new to the race, the course has two hills near the start, then flattens out, with a long downhill stretch (Session Hill). It’s relatively flat, the race ending with a slight incline at the municipal building.

Organizers invite both runners and walkers to take part.

Participants can register in advance at Runner’s Attic in Yarmouth or on race day in Hebron between 7:30 and 8:50 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 for those 18 and older and $10 for those under 18. There are prizes for top male and female (adult and youth), as well as draw prizes and snacks. The first 40 to pre-register get a race T-shirt.