New Bedford Half Marathon

The New Bedford half marathon that was scheduled to run today, was cancelled.  I usually walk a four mile loop stapling no parking signs two days before the event. I have always enjoyed the task which, depending on the weather can be difficult.  This was the second time the race was canceled in it’s 43 years.

Many people I’m sure, ran the 13.4 mile loop in the city.  Others opted for a more casual route through my hometown across the river.  From the starting line, the participants could do a short run to the waterfront, cross the bridge into Fairhaven and access the Phoenix Bike Path.  It has been extended into Mattapoisett which makes it a 14 mile loop.  Close enough for those who trained so hard for the race.

I came across many of the runners during my daily walk with the dogs on the path. None had “racing faces” and all were having what looked like a joyful run

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