The Sole Sisters 5K, Canada’s largest women’s 5K, is 70 per cent sold out, even with increased numbers from previous years.
The popular Halifax race has nearly tripled in size since it’s inaugural 2012 running. That year the event hosted 1,500m runners. Last June the race saw 4,000 runners and race director Stacy Chesnutt expects more for the 2015 run.
Proceeds from the event go towards Girls Gone Gazelle, a free local running club for girls ages 8 to 13.
The 2015 race will have more loot for runners also. In addition to the usual finisher’s medal, participants will also get a smaller, shoe charm medal.
The race has sold out every year it has been held. The 2015 race will be held on June 6.