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Ice storm delays 352e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie

Event postponed one week to Feb. 12

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Feb. 2, 2017

TRACADIE, N.B. – Last week’s ice storm in New Brunswick is now having an impact on the running community, with the postponement of the 352nd Demi-marathon de l’Acadie.
“Due to the ice storm that continues to affect the Acadian Peninsula, the organizing committee of the Demi-marathon de l Acadie has decided to postpone the race to be held next Sunday, February 5, until the following Sunday, February 12,” reads the Facebook post from race director Donald Wade.
As of Thursday morning, there were still 5,000 homes without power, according to Wade, who said the remaining work is more difficult because it requires private electrical companies to repair damage inside the homes.
The race will begin at the same time on Feb. 12, 10 a.m., with registration between 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Last week's ice storm has resulted in the rescheduling of the 352e Demi-marathon de l'Acadie to Sunday, Feb. 12.

Photo courtesy of Donald Wade