Sole Sisters quarter, half-marathon features new course for 2017

Sole Sisters participants got a waterfront view in Dartmouth, N.S. as part of a new course for the women's-only event

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The Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series hosted Eastern Canada’s only women’s only quarter-marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

The 5K, quarter-marathon (10.5K) and half-marathon race weekend in Dartmouth, N.S. is the second of the Sole Sisters events. Unlike the June 5K, the Oct. 1 race was chip-timed though participants had the option of being listed in the results as official finishers without their times. (The June 5K had upwards of 3,000 participants, Canada’s largest women’s-only 5K.)

According to race organizers, the event is the “first and only women’s 5K, quarter and half-marathon in Eastern Canada.” More than 1,000 participants were expected to partake in the event, according to Andrew Wagstaff of Maritimerunner.ca.

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This year marked a first for the race as the course was changed. The start moved to Grahams Grove in Dartmouth from its previous home at Burnside Industrial Park. The new location offered an additional avenue for cheering too: from the water.

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Meghan Hapgood (23:20), Joanne Henneberry (46:16) and Whitney Canning (1:43:16) were the race winners for the three primary distances.

The October event of the Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series was added to the race calendar in 2016.