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Labour Day running event hits 40

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WESTVILLE – Forty years of road racing on Labour Day in Westville will be celebrated with a five-mile fun run starting at 10 a.m. on Monday.

It will also be a chance to honour those who have been a part of the event, including perennial one-mile and five-mile champion Dave MacLennan and the late Joe Horne for his strong support for the day’s events.

“We thought we’d like to something different this year,” organizer Andrea MacEachern said. “We feel it will be more of a celebration and not be a competition.”

The single five-mile run will replace the one-mile and five-mile races of the past, when the events saluted peerless five-miler Jimmie Hawboldt. More recently Hawboldt and Fred Lays – an accomplished curler, runner and biker – have been saluted.

Kids races will be offered as in the past.

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