Due to the Hamilton harries deciding NOT to organize this years events we, have decided to keep it going,albeit only the 4 miler,as we didnt have enough time to design a police friendly 10 mile course.(please note we do expect the Hamilton Harriers to once again put this event on in 2024)...we are only doing it to keep the tradition alive!
We will have lots of room inside leander Boat club before the race with washrooms as well.
Over the years some of Hamilton/Canada's great runners have run in this iconic event and we hope that continues this year.(see above photos)
Roger Martindill-multi timed winner/around the bay race champion
Rob Earl- multi timed winner/ 2nd place world junior x-country champs
David Edge- multi timed winner/ commonwealth games marathon- Silver medalist.
All of these men made Hamilton home over the years and supported this great race winning everything from fishing rods to order of chicken wings!(this is the truth) on the hilly old Hamilton to Dundas and back course that was used until the early 2000's!!!
Runners will receive-_
custom finishing medal-much different from the past 5-10 years(see photo to the right of the page)...ALL runners will get one.
waterproof knap sack-limited to those registering by dec 1/2023, or the 1st 75 who register...whatever comes first.-limited to those who register after this.
soup by a great local soup company.--The Burnt Tongue
Course- Flat and fast- around pier 4 park then a loop of Bayfront Park to start then out to just past the 1600m mark of the waterfront trail and straight shot back to Pier 4 park.
Chip timing provided by ENFIELD TIMING.
Awards - 1st 3 over-all male and female...possible cash awards(we will confirm 1-2 weeks out from the race)
1st . in 10 year age groups.
Limited to 150 runners..not the usual 700-800.(group discounts/ under 19 -30% off/kids under 12-FREE when an adult registers with them.
Race Day Registration from 10-11:15...cash only $70
We are raising money this year for the Leander Boat Clubs many junior programs that see these fine young boys and girls on the Hamilton water,each morning by the crack of dawn...absolute dedication in a sport that doesnt give them the recognition they deserve...much like our young runners!