Thursday, July 05, 2007

Running on the Ocean Foor

This weekend, in Five Islands, NS, there will be a 10km run / 5km walk to benefit the local fire department.

Why am I mentioning it here? Well, because it's the Not Since Moses Walk/Run

Again, why? Five Islands is on the Bay of Fundy and at low tide you can walk/run on the ocean floor (as long as you know the route). Having grown up on the Bay, I think this is a brilliant idea and the name of the run is so funny that I'd be willing to take it up running just so that I could participate.

Doesn't this seem like the kind of local event that will become very popular very quickly?

Thanks to Terri for pointing it out. (Pssst, if you want to see beautiful photos of the Bay, check out Terri's site.)


  1. What happens to the stragglers when the tide comes back in?

  2. Anonymous1:20 p.m.

    Oh my that sounds cool. If 1. we were not attending a wedding that day and 2. the weather forecast was awesome...We would so be there. For the 5k. I would be mostly walking. And perhaps swimming.

  3. Hmmm...
    I bet the potential for bone-smashing when the tide come in would probably motivate me to run. And even then, I'd probably think "screw it, I'll take my chancest with the incredibly fast tide"
    I bet this is a very well-timed event.

  4. If this event gets popular, I'll do my damndest to make it next year. Or whenever I can.

    I wouldn't run, but I'd walk. :)

  5. I wanna run it.... Sigh.... I am to far away.

  6. Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy are on my TO VISIT list. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed poking around at the different links.