The oldest road race in North America (it’s even “Older than Boston,” as the race shirt proclaims) celebrated it’s 120th anniversary Sunday on a sensational sunny morning in Hamilton, Ont.
More than 10,000 runners participated in the historic Around the Bay, which features a 30K, team relays and a 5K race.
Here’s a look at your reaction to the race.
— Cameron Dyck (@cameod) March 30, 2014
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand to countdown the official start of the 30K which kicked off at 9:30 a.m. EST. She later completed the 5K race which started a short time later.
A cool and crisp morning quickly made way for clear skies and plenty of sun which helped runners celebrate the unofficial start of the spring road race season.
— Drew Edwards (@scratchingpost) March 30, 2014
— Deb (@ThatGirl61) March 30, 2014
— Ian Brisbin (@ibrisbin) March 30, 2014
This year’s event featured a new 30K course with the typical energy and excitement.
#ATB30K felt like a whole new race. I think I like the extra hills and the authentic Hamilton smell. Tough race for tough runners.
— My Running Shorts (@RunShorts) March 30, 2014
— Another Fit Freak (@justme_Soo) March 30, 2014
There were also plenty of fans and supporters out to cheer on the participants.
Some runners even took the time to slow down long enough to visit with the infamous Grim Reaper.
At the finish, there was plenty to celebrate inside FirstOntario Centre.
How many races do you get to cross This Finish Line? Around The Bay Roadrace …. pic.twitter.com/GinBXbIbI6
— Rick O’Shaughnessy (@oh_Rick_Oh) March 30, 2014
— Carmina Murray (@CarminaMurray) March 30, 2014
Congrats to all who were part of this year’s event!
— Andrew Chak (@andrewchak) March 30, 2014
Everyone who trained so hard to do this. I think you’re crazy and awesome. #ATB30K
— Erin Milne Film (@ErinMilnefilm) March 30, 2014
— Steve Layton (@SteveWLayton) March 31, 2014
For a quick recap of the entire event from start to finish, check out this 6min clip:
— CBCHamilton (@CBCHamilton) March 31, 2014