2018 Valley Harvest Marathon Thanksgiving Weekend
This year marks the 26th annual Valley Harvest Marathon, which takes place on Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7 in Wolfville. The event draws over 3500 participants from all over the world. On Saturday, there is a free kids run which is followed Sunday by a 5km, 10km, half, full and ultra (50km) marathon. Ben Brown (wheelchair racer) will once again be competing in the 10km, and the event also encourages walkers as well.
This will be Susan Carbyn’s ninth year organizing this annual event. For her, it is more about giving back to the community. In order to successfully host such an event, you need volunteers and getting them Thanksgiving weekend is no easy feat. So, it was decided to use this event as a fundraising opportunity
for folks looking to raise money for great causes. Currently, the organizations that support the Valley Harvest in return for support include the Eastern Kings Shrine Club, Canadian Ski Patrol, Rising Sun Camp, Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program, Wolfville Tritons, ICE, Local Breakfast Programs, Valley Women’s
Soccer, Horton High, CK Band, Acadia Minor Hockey, NSCC Food Bank, and Kingsport Wellness and Fitness Society just to name a few.
This year, the community has really come together to support the event. The Rotary Clubs of the Annapolis Valley have joined forces to be the Presenting Sponsor and the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation has stepped up to be the Health and Wellness Expo Sponsor. OK Tire asked what they could do
and they have agreed to supply us with rubber mats for Ben Brown in the transition areas from track to road. The support has been amazing! Come out and see for yourselves.