Light rain didn’t stop 44 runners and walkers from completing the 7th annual Halfmoon Bay Fire Department 10k on September 30th. After making their way from Fire Hall 2 to Fire Hall 1, participants were rewarded with custom finisher medals, snacks, draw prizes, and – if they stayed around a bit longer – a burger BBQ made possible by generous sponsorship from Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Fastest over the challenging hilly course was Nick Duff in 38:44, followed by Jamie Leveque (44:08) and Nolan McKenna (47:34). All three are from Sechelt.
On the women’s side, Michelle Smith took an early lead but couldn’t shake 2016 winner Yoshimi Martin, who took the lead in the second half to win by just 10 seconds in 50:13. Rounding out the top three was Katrina Walters in 52:41. All three are from Halfmoon Bay.
Duff and Martin were each rewarded with a $25 gift certificate from PaceSetter Athletic.
Three HMB volunteer firefighters took on and met the challenge of running the course in firefighter gear: organizer James Sas, Ben Borowski, and Bo Xaveriss.
Participants could make a donation to the HBVFD when registering, and a total of $350 was raised that way.
Net proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the Chatelech and Elphinstone running teams.
Full results are available here.
Photo gallery is on Facebook.
Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser event, including the volunteers from the fire department and the community, and the event sponsors!