Around the Bay Road Race: Another Hamilton Tradition!
Waterfall capital. Steel city. Add the title “home to the oldest Around the Bay Road Race on the continent” to the list, and we have yet another reason to pride ourselves in being Hamiltonians!
On March 25th, 2012, Hamilton’s Around the Bay 30K Road Race will take place to celebrate a tradition that began in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. With a strong history, including victories by Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medalists, the event is set for another successful year as many prepare for another challenging course around the city’s natural harbour! The race is held in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Hamilton.
With 8,000 participants in its 30K walk/run, 2,000 participants in its 5k walk/run, and 500 teams between its 2-person and 3-person relay teams, the stage is set for a huge event. The race begins at York Blvd., one block west of Copps Coliseum (for the 30K), and on Bay Street in front of Copps Coliseum (for the 5K), leading to the inside of Copps Coliseum on Bay St. and York St.
Whether it’s showing your support for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, encouraging a runner through a sponsorship, or joining in as one yourself, embrace the Hamilton spirit and get involved with the city’s Around the Bay Road Race on March 25th! For more information, visit: http://www.aroundthebayroadrace.com/index.htm.