"Beautiful place, crazy run, great energy!"
"Inspirational, breathtaking, back to nature, wonderful, kind, fun, unique, ‘don't want it to end’ event!"
- J Hammer
Slogging through that mud and across that eerily fog-shrouded moonscape literally uplifted my spirits.
" ...That one time of the year when the pull of the moon is strong enough to reveal the course."
"I was celebrating long before I finished the 10k event!"
"...all that mud and water without a care in the world!"
"The run was fun, challenging, one-of-kind, and most of all exposed
us to breath-taking scenery."
"They had so much fun and it was such a blast to watch!"
"It was amazing to run on the bottom of the ocean floor and several
hours later seeing the same landscape filled with water. "
"The line went on to infinity"
The Not Since Moses Run
What: "Say what? You are doing what? Running on the bottom of the Bay of Fundy while the tide is out? You gotta be kidding!"
Nope, no joke, as runners from our first five years can testify. And testify they do, see the comments from them in the tab on the home page. Not Since Moses is a run for the ages, all ages, including competitive runners and fast nervous walkers.
Adults can choose from two courses: a 5K which starts and finishes at Sand Point in Five Islands, Nova Scotia, running across a tidal river and out onto the exposed sea bed next to magnificent cliffs only seen by boat normally; a 10K which starts at picturesque Soley Cove and finishes at Sand Point. Buses will transport the 10K runners from Sand Point before the race.
Our local volunteer fire brigades will serve hot food. Music will be live. Runner/poets will read their work in a quiet corner of the scene.
And for kids: The Basket Run, sponsored by Merrell Canada with courses of from 100 to 500 meters along the shore, in sight of parents and cheering supporters. Entrants ($5 fee) get a medal to hang on their proud mud splattered chests.
Where: At the spectacular vista of Sand Point, Five Islands. On the scenic Glooscap Trail, just two hours north of Halifax, one hour from Sackville NB. Sand Point juts into the bay, facing the dramatic five islands near the shore. Facilities include indoor bib pickup, beautiful views, alcohol allowed (not sold), electricity, hose water, room for our barbeque, all in one area. Parking for 5K runners stretches along Wharf Road off Highway 2, just beyond the graveyard and church. 10K runners will park in a ball field on the highway (this year we are trying something different, having an adequate number of toilets there) and from there get bussed to the start, 15k away.
When: Sunday Ausust 11, 2013. The 5k and 10k start at 9:30 a.m. The Basket Run starts at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $50 includes shirt, healthy food, music, party, freshly composed poetry. No refunds but if you cancel before the day of the event, your fee will be carried over to next year and you will be guaranteed entrance to the run.
Prizes: $100 to first place male and female finishers in the 5k and 10k; $75 to second places; and $50 for third places.
Lodging: Inns along the shore including in Parrsboro, 20 minutes away from the start. Camping available nearby including Five Islands Provincial Park.
Volunteers: We are helpless without volunteers. This is an intense event, very odd and our need for volunteers is critical, for safety and for guidance and spreading the joy.
If you or someone you know can help out the day of the run, please read more on the volunteer page. You get a free shirt and food and will have so much fun you will wonder why everyone doesn't volunteer.
Supporting Local Schools: To tell you the truth, a bit in shame, we don't make much excess on this event. The entry fee is high but we want the run to be right so our costs are high. If you do really appreciate what we do, please add something to your registration fee. That is tax deductible as a gift to The Fundy Fund, a registered charity.
Again this year, with the donations you make and the net cash from the run, we feed the community needs along the Fundy Shore, including a special program to fund up to $500 for any project proposed by a classroom teacher or staff member which would not be funded by the school itself. That program will be continued and expanded.