Not Since Moses: running through the mud in NS

Although I’m having a good time with my running here in Australia, there’s a race where I’m from back in Canada that looks like it’d be a blast: the Not Since Moses Race, held recently in Five Islands, Nova Scotia.

Five Islands is a tiny community on the Bay of Fundy, one of the places that vies for the title of highest tides in the world. We’re talking 17m of vertical change between high and low tide. That’s a long way for the water to go in and out, and the five islands from which the town takes its name frequently cease to be islands.

Once each summer for the last four years, when the tide goes out far enough, runners race 10km through the mucky, exposed seabed here. And they appear to have a lot of fun doing it.

I’d forgotten about this race until my mom reminded me. I think that’d be an awesome race to try. Not with my good shoes, though.

Not Since Moses Race

Runners in the Not Since Moses Race. Photo by Welcome To Nova Scotia.


1 Response to “Not Since Moses: running through the mud in NS”

  1. 1 Andrew_D
    August 22, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Bay of Fundy Blog has a shot that is probably from this year’s race. Looks very wet.


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