Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend
Welcome to the 39th running of “The Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend”. This year’s event will prove to be bigger and better than ever. Over the past number of years we have grown from a one day event with about 200 participants to a two day event and over 3000 participants. The last two years the event sold out well in advance of race weekend.
The Saturday event will feature the Johnny Walk, which is a leisure walk for all ages held in memory of Johnny Miles and Dr. Johnny Miles Williston, followed by the Subway / Tim Hortons Kids Fun Run and the Sobeys Race Kit Pick Up and Carbo Loading Social at Glasgow Square Theatre.
Sunday will feature the main events which are: The Maritime Auto Marathon, The Advocate Half Marathon, the Scotsburn Dairy 10km Classic, CIBC Wood Gundy 5km and Shiretown Dental Clinic 5km Student Challenge. All these events are followed by the Michelin Post Race Luncheon and Awards.
As you can see, our event offers something for everyone. Whether you want to qualify for the Boston Marathon or challenge yourself to run your first 5km, we have an event for you.
All events on Sunday are run on the flat, safe (99% of the entire route is closed to traffic) scenic trail and secondary road system that consists of the Samson and Albion Trails. The course is half on paved roads and half on the hard pack gravel trail. There is basically one 10km loop that you run a number of times depending on your event. The course is described as flat with a few rolling hills and the one short, steep incline.
And we think our finish line is second to none. We have been compared to the Boston Finishline on a smaller scale. When you make the turn onto Provost St. you will notice that the entire main street is fenced off to ensure you have all the room you need and to ensure that the focus is on YOU! You will see the grandstands filled with cheering crowds as you make your way onto the carpeted finish area and cross the finishline under the gigantic gantry as the music and the sound of professional race announcer sends shivers up your spine, Welcome Home!
And our event has always been famous for great value. Registration for all events is on par with other events this size but we feel we have more to offer as you will see as you read on. All events are reasonably priced and the Johnny Walk, Kids Fun Run and the Student Challenge are all FREE events. Please note that walkers are permitted and welcomed in all events!
See you in June!
The Johnny Miles Running Event Committee