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Runners race the tides at annual ‘Not Since Moses’

Once a year hundreds of runners & walkers flock to Five Islands, N.S. for the opportunity to race across the bottom of the Bay of Fundy.

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Not Since Moses features an out-and-back 5K and a point-to-point 10K as well as ‘The Basket Run’ for kids. The event often sells out early and past participants are quick to rave about the experience: “To call it a “run” is an injustice – it was a life experience.”

Once a year–and only if the tides allow–several hundred runners and walkers flock to Five Islands, N.S. for the unique opportunity to run across the bottom of the Bay of Fundy.

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Participants can expect to get their feet wet and might want to consider saving that fresh pair of kicks for another day–the bottom of the Bay can be a bit muddy.

In this year’s event, Matthew Ho of Halifax was first to finish the 10K in 38:59. Heather Mosher, also of Halifax, was the top female in 51:13. In the 5K, Jason McArthur (27:50) of Midhurst, Ont. and Britt Drysdale (29:57) of Halifax were the top male and female finishers, respectively.


Casual run with Dad #notsincemoses

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