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Demi-marathon de l’Acadie wrapping up 2017 season

362nd run to be followed by year-end party on Dec. 3

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Dec. 29, 2017

TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. – The Demi-marathon de l’Acadie will wrap up its 2017 season with its 362nd race on Sunday, Dec. 3, followed by its annual year-end gathering.
“It’s a really fun race, the December one, because people are in the Christmas spirit and they dress up a bit,” said race director Donald Wade. “It should be good.”
This weekend’s post-race celebration will include pizza, homemade Queen Elizabeth cake, and beer from a local brewery in Tracadie.
A plaque will also be presented to runner Nathalie Theriault-Roy of Beresford, in recognition of her 50th Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, which she ran earlier this month.

The 362e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie will take place from St-Isidore to Tracadie-Sheila, N.B. on Sunday, Dec. 3, followed by the event’s annual year-end celebration. Shown here is Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne racing his way to victory in last year's event.

Photo courtesy of Demi-marathon de l’Acadie

Meanwhile, a number of $50 draw prizes will be handed out. Anyone who has participated in one of the 2017 races will be eligible, the more races you take part in, the more ballots you get in the draw.
The turnout for the December race is usually strong, according to Wade, who said they are usually running on snow by then.
“In the last few years we have had over 50 in December,” he said. “So I suppose we will have about the same number this year, maybe more.”
The event will cap off another memorable year for the event, which has been running continuously every month since 1987.
“It’s been something to celebrate,” said Wade. “I don’t know if we had more runners than last year overall, but with the fact that we celebrated our 30th anniversary run with close to 100, I suppose we might be.”
For more on the 362e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, visit here .