Hopewell Rocks 8k Race

We love helping Hopewell Parks open their season with this race and now in our 5th year we had to re-jig the route slightly to accommodate the tides, so we started with the beach section taking in the famous flowerpot formations before heading back onto the park roads and down into Demoiselle Beach, a a quiet sandy cove located at the southern end of the park. From there its back on the trail for the downhill run down to the finish. The beach was a little greasy yesterday so everyone came back happy and covered in mud ready for their finishers medal and Pumphouse beer.
Eric Arsenault took out an early commanding lead heading into the first beach section but Colin McQuade soon overtook him and never looked back as Eric finished in a strong 3rd place. Lawrence McLellan had a very solid race to take home the 2nd place slot. Brenda Guitard from Saint John lead from start to finish for the ladies,followed by Mackenzie Kearns in 2nd and Michaela Kearns in 3rd.
All in all a fun morning and many people stayed behind after the race to enjoy the park at a more leisurely pace.

2019 Athlete Comments

Thank you for organizing this super fun run at Hopewell Rocks. It was such a great day.

So very well organized. I really enjoy seeing all the signs around the course, direction us. Awesome volunteers making sure we knew which way to go.
I had so much fun!

Spectacular day! Hopewell Rocks 8.5km did not disappoint!

Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers! Wonderful event as always!

I had forgotten what a fun event this is. I highly recommend it and hope there won’t be another 4 years between my participations.

It was a fun race!! Will be going again

Here is a link to our 2019 Route – Hopewell Rocks 2019 Race Route

We are excited to be back for year 5 of our Hopewell Rocks Multi-terrain 9k. In the last 4 years we have had so many people visit Hopewell for the first time because of the race and they love the park. Our race is entirely within the park boundaries and will feature a variety of surfaces including asphalt, gravel trails, grass, beach and stairs. 2018 Hopewell Rocks Race ResultsPlease click here

Thank you to everyone who raced with us on Sunday on a challenging day in Hopewell Rocks. It was a nice dry start, if a little breezy but ideal conditions for running but a downpour made conditions a little tricky for the runners a little further back in the field. Still, the weather did not dampen spirits and we had a record number of finishers. Our thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors and we hope to see everyone back with us next year.

Check out this short video of our race start courtesy of Max 103.9 FM Moncton

2018 Race Comments-

I returned again to the Hopewell Rocks 8K this year, and I must say, this year was even better than last year!

Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to participating next year, already!!

My husband and I had a great time – it was our first time attending

So much fun and such spectacular scenery! Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers, I loved it!

Thank you to the organizers and volunteers and park staff for making this a very enjoyable run!

Another great run. Thank You to the organizers & volunteers. It was a wet one.. lol

A great event! Many thanks to all organizers and volunteers. Already looking forward to doing it again next year!!

Great event! Huge thank you to the cheerful & helpful volunteers and the amazing race organizers! Such a fun atmosphere & race! Thanks to all

Race Date – Sunday 20 May – 11.00am start time

 

 

 

 

We are excited to be back for year 4 of our Hopewell Rocks Multi-terrain 8k. In the last 3 years we have had so many people visit Hopewell for the first time because of the race and they love the park. Our race is entirely within the park boundaries and will feature a variety of surfaces including asphalt, gravel trails, grass, beach and stairs – and there will be beer at the end!

Hopewell Rocks is one of the leading Tourism destinations in Canada and located in the Bay of Fundy, home of the Highest Tides in the World so what better way to celebrate one of our wonderful tourism venues than by having a running race on the ocean floor at Low Tide.

As usual we will have our top quality finishers medals to the first 200 registrations.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 3rd Hopewell Rocks 8k on Sat 20 May 17 and here is a link to the race results – Atlantic Chip Race Results

 

 

Contact Information
Garth Millar – garth39@fastmail.fm

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