CHARLOTTETOWN – Organizers are hoping to see an increase of recreational runners taking part in a unique running event on Sunday, Aug. 24.
© Janet Norman-Bain Photo
Runners tackle the first hill at the start of the 2012 Desmond Baglole Scenic Road Run.
The eighth annual Desmond Baglole Scenic Road Run will start in Millvale at the intersection of Routes 239 and 231 at 10 a.m.
What makes this run unique is the quiet dirt roads -- and it’s hilly!
The 15-kilometre run is designed to take runners through some of the beautiful scenic heritage roads in the central part of the Island.
“It’s a hilly course, and the dirt roads add something different for runners,” said run organizer Paul Baglole. “It’s a great way for Islanders and visitors to get out in the fresh air and enjoy rural Prince Edward Island.”
Protected dirt roads
Scenic heritage roads are protected dirt roads on Prince Edward Island characterized by trees that canopy sections of the road.
“Last year we had lots of positive comments from the runners, and they loved running the scenic heritage roads,” said Baglole. “They also loved the home-made cookies!”
Everyone is welcome to participate, and proceeds from the Buildco Construction-sponsored run will be used for a student bursary at Holland College in memory of Desmond Baglole.
Registration is at the start line from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
An entry fee will be charged, which includes participation in the event, door prizes and refreshments (and cookies) at the finish line. The run will be held rain or shine.
For more information, see the P.E.I. Roadrunners website (www.peiroadrunners.ca), or call Paul at 566-4834.