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Registration strong for Dinosaur Half

Runners are lining up for the first Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon, and so far, it is mostly women.
In the most recent breakdown of registrants The Mail received, it shows out of the 95 entries received by the end of June, 71 were female runners.
The Dinosaur Half goes on Sunday, September 12 and has a strong number of walkers and runners entered. While the majority of participants are coming from Calgary, the second highest number taking on the course are from Drumheller. Other participants come from all over Alberta, and few from Saskatchewan.
  On the website participants are given the choice running or walking the half marathon. As well, there will be a five kilometre walk and run event in which most people could participate. 
One of the organizers Colin Kloot says he would like to see more local participation, especially in the five kilometre race.
“The 5K is a family event, strollers are allowed,” said Kloot.
He adds there are other ways to get involved in the race rather than running. The event is in need of volunteers on the day of the race to help in all kinds of capacities.  Individuals or companies can also get involved through sponsorship for the Dinosaur Half.
For those aiming too take on the full half marathon, Kloot says it is not to late to give it a shot, although it will take some determination.
“If you start  training now, you could lumber through,” he said, adding runners can run and walk. A healthy person could walk the entire half marathon course in about four hours.
For more information on the Dinosaur half, go to www.dinosaurhalf.com. There is information on registration, volunteering and sponsorship.


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