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Salmon Run attracts 33 participants

Annual Fredericton event supports Eco Citizens Club

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
July 17, 2017

FREDERICTON – Thirty-three runners took part in the annual Salmon Run here yesterday, in support of Falls Brook Centre.
Evenly split between 10K and 5K events, the runners had a beautiful day for running along the Nashwaak River.
“Many of the runners were unfamiliar with the trail and loved it,” said Charlotte Flores, education coordinator for the centre, which aims to educate and inspire people to adapt environmentally sound practices. “Times were fast, as there aren’t any hills, and many commented that it was their fastest time.”
Photos courtesy of Charlotte Flores
The second annual Salmon Run took place in Fredericton on Sunday, July 16, with 33 participants coming out for the 10K and 5K events.
Finishing in first place in the 5K for the second straight year was Guillaume Dauphin, with a time of 17:26, followed by Jeff Lawler at 18:55, and Drew Wallace at 19:50.
In the 10K, it was Gary Simmonds finishing first at 40:26, followed by Drake Everett at 41:28, and Kris Malczynski at 41:45.
Partners of the event were on hand post-run to provide massages, smoothies, bananas and plenty of swag, according to Flores.
“It was a great race,” she said.
Proceeds from the event will go to Falls Brook Centre’s Eco Citizens Club, which sees students work on conservation activities focused on biodiversity, renewable energy, local food, leadership and community.