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Another run around the lake -- Yarmouth County event supports local swim team


Published on June 26, 2017

Some of the those taking part in the 2017 Lake Run heading north at the start of the June 25 event in Hebron.

©Eric Bourque

HEBRON -- It was the first Yarmouth-area running event of the summer and it felt like it too, as participants in the Lake Run covered the 6.7-kilometre course in sunny and warm conditions.

There were 37 finishers in the June 25 race, led by Darcy Robbins, who posted a time of 27:17.

Heather Baillie was second overall and the first female finisher in 30:16.

Andy LeBlanc was third overall in 30:22.

Craig LeBlanc was fourth in 30:32 and Troy Landry was fifth in 30:53.

(For complete results, see the Yarmouth Running Facebook page.)

The Lake Run normally would have taken place in late May, but it was pushed back a month this year and so was held on the first official weekend of summer.

The race again started and finished at the Municipality of Yarmouth’s administration building in Hebron.

Given its rather unique distance, the Lake Run offers runners something a little different from most races, falling in between two of the sport’s most popular distances. The Lake Run is about a mile longer than a 5K and two miles shorter than a 10K.

 Proceeds from the Lake Run help support the Yarmouth Whitecaps swim team.

The next big event on Yarmouth’s running calendar is the annual Shelia Poole 10K, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 15.