The Holland Hurricanes Cross Country Running team will be venturing in a new direction on Saturday as they compete in a virtual race. The race will consist of three other cross country running teams from Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, Mount Allison University and Mount St. Vincent University.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, schools will run their own race on their own courses where times will be submitted to race organizers and results will be compiled. The idea of the virtual race came about due to teams wanting to compete this fall despite not being permitted to do so at the same location.
Over the previous months, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) fall sports were cancelled due to COVID-19 inspiring a voluntary, non-sanctioned event where health precautions could be followed, and student-athletes could still race safely in a timed manner.
The Hurricanes team will consist of five men (eight-kilometre course) and five women (six-kilometre course) at the Mark Arendz Provincial Park at Brookvale with a 10 AM start on Saturday.
Returning women’s runner, Zora Wendt, a Wildlife Conservation Technology student, is looking forward to a new experience on Saturday.
“It will be very different because there is no one to pace yourself with and you don’t know where you are in the race. In saying this I’m going to run my own race and try to improve on my time in comparison to previous meets.”
For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020