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Rocky’s Run to wrap up
Run NS series

Dalhousie AC hosting annual 5K in Truro on Saturday

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Oct. 12, 2017

TRURO, N.S. – After 21 events and 33 races in 2017, the Run Nova Scotia 2017 Road Race Series will wrap up this weekend in Truro, with the annual Rocky’s Run 5K.
Hosted by the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Athletic Department, the event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14.
“Rocky’s Run has been on the Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series for many years, and is always well received with the post-race reception,” said Michael Bergeron, who has coordinated the series with Jennie Orr. “The date of Rocky’s Run was perfect to wrap up the series, three weeks prior to the annual banquet.”

The annual Rocky’s Run 5K will take place in Truro, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 14, hosted by the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Athletic Department. It will be the final event of the 2017 Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series. Shown here are participants during last year’s run.

Photo courtesy of Josh MacKinnon

“This concept was dropped when the scheduling of ACAA, CILA and AIEL competitions could not be coordinated to have a completely free weekend for all athletes to run,” he said.
The event continues to attract community members, Run Nova Scotia members, alumni, students and staff each year, showcasing the campus and its athletics mascot, Rocky. It normally sees between 80-120 participants.
The course includes the campus portion of the Cobequid Trail, the College Road sidewalk, and the Bible Hill Rec Park.
“The trail is a compacted but soft fine gravel surface,” said MacKinnon. “A portion is run on grass in the rec park, and there are challenging elevations throughout the course. Part of the run is on pavement through campus and the concrete sidewalk on College Road.”
The race will start and finish at the parking lot of the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.
For more on Rocky's Run, visit here .
Presented by Scotiabank, the Run Nova Scotia Performance Series enjoyed a successful year, with a large field of participating athletes, and the Road Race Series was no different, according to Bergeron, who said the membership and participation at events continues to grow.
“We have an excellent management board and unbelievable volunteers who go above and beyond to give the best atmosphere and quality of race to our members,” he said.
Bergeron is expecting a lot of Run Nova Scotia members to take part in Rocky’s Run, picking up the last few points they can to complete the series.
Rocky’s Run was started to provide the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) student athletes an opportunity to fundraise and showcase their fitness. Each athlete was originally required to have their 5K run sponsored to an amount required by their team’s activities, according to race director Josh MacKinnon.