Today was the day for the Not Since Moses Race ~ a charitable event to benefit schools in the Five Islands area. The owner of Dick’s Island conceived the idea for the race because the dramatic Fundy tides reminded him of the Bible story of Jesus parting the sea for Moses and his followers. The race is run in the mud at extreme low tide so the runners have time to complete the course before the water returns. There were over 1200 runners registered for today’s race and it felt like they were all staying with us (they weren’t). The campground has even more people in it than we had for Canada Day weekend ~ all RV and tent sites were filled and we had overflow tenting in the field below the office.
The runners started at the provincial park, in the cove “around the bend” from our beach. The 5K runners went out around the tip of Old Woman Rock and back. The 10K runners were bussed to Soley Cove ~ about 3 miles away~ and they ran from there back to the provincial park. My pictures are kind of blurry since I was zooming in about 2 miles, but they really give you some perspective on the size of the rocks out there. From all reports received, a good time was had by all.