As many as 11,000 participants took part in this year’s 118th Around The Bay 30K road race on Sunday March 25, 2012.
This year’s event featured a hometown Olympic hopeful, running the Around The Bay for the first time and a record amount of runners from all over Canada who participated in one of the most popular spring races.
Hamilton’s own Reid Coolsaet, who just recently qualified for the 2012 London Olympic games at the Toronto Scotiabank Marathon, ran the event for his first time and came out victorious. Coolsaet finished with a time of 1:33:20, just 58 seconds off the course record. Krista Duchene, a mother of two and one of Canada’s elite female runners from Brantford, Ontario was the first placed female, with a time of 1:47:03.
This years event was held on a beautiful spring day and the spectators were well in the thousands, both on the course and inside Copps Coliseum – where the finish line is located.
The next Around The Bay will be held on March 24, 2013. Make sure to sign-up and participate in North America’s oldest road race before it’s too late!