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Dinosaur Valley Half turns 10 this weekend

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As racers take to the course this Sunday, September 8 at the Badlands Community Facility, they will be marking the 10th anniversary of the Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon.
The grassroots road race that features a family 5k, 10k and a full half marathon, has remained a fixture in the community and become a destination run for runners from Alberta and beyond.
Over its 10 years, it continues to be popular with more than 500 already registered for this year’s event
 In its short history, it has raised more than $100,000 for the Badlands Community Facility and other local athletic pursuits. It still garners great community support with many local individuals and organizations volunteering for the event every year.
    The half marathon leaves the Badlands Community Facility at 8:30 a.m., the 10k at 8:45 a.m and the 5 k at 9 a.m. There is an early start time for the half marathon for those who need some extra time
      While the race is less than a week away, there is still time to sign up for the event. Go to  https://www.dinosaurhalf.com, and click on the registration link. Racers can also register up until a half-hour before the run starts.


Dragons top Kodiaks in preseason home opener

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The preseason is underway and the Drumheller Dragons are showing some bright spots.
    The Dragons have two preseason games under their belt after completing a home and away series with the Camrose Kodiaks.
    The Dragons were in Camrose on Thursday, August 29 to take on the Kodiaks. Camrose went up 3-1 in the first period. The Dragons opened the second period with a goal, but the Kodiaks answered back, ending the period 4-2.
    The Dragons again struck first in the third period with two goals to tie the game at 4. The Kodiaks had the final say however and won 5-4.
    On Friday night, August 30 the Dragons were back home. And they went on the offense.  Camrose scored first, but Luke Fennig scored twice in the first four minutes of the second period to go up 2-1. The Kodiaks tied it but then Myles Hillman put the Dragons back up on top early in the third. Max Kathol made it 4-2 before Camrose found the net again. A goal by Eric Martin scored on an empty net, lead to a 5-3 win.
    Tonight, Wednesday,

September 4, the Dragons are on the road to take on the defending champions Brooks Bandits. They are then in Stettler on September 6 to take on the Olds Grizzlys and wrap up exhibition play in Olds on Sunday, September 8.

Drumheller Terry Fox Foundation run cancelled due to low support

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Organizers who once hoped to bring back the Terry Fox Foundation run in Drumheller are cancelling their plans due to a lack of interest by the community.
    Marshall Gleiser had spearheaded organizing a run for September 15 in Drumheller, which would have a Terry Fox Foundation community run return to the valley after a number of years without one.
    Gleiser, of Big Valley, and others had wanted to organize the run in honour of a family member who passed away due to cancer, but notified people on August 12 they have had to cancel their plans.
    “Unfortunately our efforts fell short in attracting enough interest to make it into a successful event at this time,” he said.
    While schools in the area participate in annual Terry Fox runs to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation, there has not been a community run in Drumheller for a couple years. Gleiser and other organizers hope someone else can maybe pick it up next year.
    “While we are disappointed, we also hope these efforts will help to renew interest for the Terry Fox run here moving forward.”


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