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MEC series returns with Salt Marsh Trail run

Half marathon, 10K, 5K options offered

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
June 22, 2017

COLE HARBOUR, N.S. – The MEC Halifax race series returns this weekend with its third race of the year, the Salt Marsh Trail.
Unlike the previous two races – at Point Pleasant Park and Citadel Hill – which offered 5K and 10K options only, this one also offers a half marathon distance, and will take place on Sunday, June 25.
Runners will be treated to coastal air and rolling landscapes on a well maintained crusher dust trail.
“We choose this route to offer a little bit of everything, along with some very picturesque landscapes,” said Cliff Pratt, of the MEC store in Halifax.

MEC Halifax will hold its third race of the year at the Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour on Sunday, June 25.

Photo courtesy of Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association

The route starts on the Cole Harbour/Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Trail, which has a few twists, turns and small climbs, before connecting with the Salt Marsh Trail via a connector through Cosley Farm.
Once on the Salt Marsh Trail, it flattens out and has water on both sides, to offer a cool breeze, according to Pratt.
“This route is a bit more wild, compared to the Point Pleasant Park race and Citadel, but still close enough to the city to make getting there easy,” he said.
In past years, the turnout for this race has exceeded 700 runners. The first two runs of the series this year have been very well received.
For more on MEC 3 – Salt Marsh Trail, visit here .