Remember when events were basic?
Running events haven’t always included oodles of swag such as shirts, medals, masks, and stickers. Before chip timing technology, they used a popsicle stick method which, for those who are unfamiliar, was a manual form of timing runners whereby each finisher was handed a popsicle stick as they finished. The numbered popsicle stick indicated the finishing place and finishing times were recorded manually. Each stick had to then be matched up with the corresponding finishing time for that placement. Race Directors had it rough!
Getting back to the basics of running for fitness, sprinkled with a little swag. As an homage to more simple times, and a flashback to our roots, the team at Blue Nose Marathon brings you “The Popsicle Run”.
- Chip-timed race
- Finisher’ed medal and shirt designed by Tara Andrews
- A Chilin’ good time!
Date: August 22nd, 2021
Race #1: 7:30 am
Race #2: 8:45 am
Race #3: 10:00 am