St. Joseph Island

Rain on Mountain Maple Race Day

Updated 8 weeks ago

Rain on Mountain Maple Race Day
Over 325 participants came out to this year’s Mountain Maple Run/Walk hoping the rain would hold off, and for the most part it did. The rain started during the 1 km Kids’ Fun Run, the final race of the day, and unfortunately continued while the awards and prizes were handed out.

Rain on Mountain Maple Race Day
Top three finishers who went home with the coveted prize of St. Joseph Island maple syrup were:

Men’s 5K: 1. Aksel Pollari 2. Jordan Reinke 3. AJ Pirillo
Women’s 5K: 1. Coco Carson 2. Pamela Ficociello 3. Nicky Kucharczyk
Men’s 10K: 1. Mark Plastino 2. Zach Bucken 3. Daniel Sarpenio
Women’s 10K: 1. Jodie Stewart 2. Bethany Elliott 3. Shelby Coulter(pictured left)

Crista Wardell, the Jocelyn Recreation Committee, and race day volunteers ran a well organized event, adding some activity centres to keep the little ones entertained.

Steffanie Mick's students came through for the racers again this year, with their inspiring trailside signs.

See the gallery of race photos below.  Check out the full 2017 Mountain Maple Results.pdf.

Way to show them how it's done Mike!
Way to show them how it's done Mike!

5K walkers crossing the line.
5K walkers crossing the line.

Very kid friendly race event.
Very kid friendly race event.

500 metre Fun Run.
500 metre Fun Run.

9-12 year old 2K start.
9-12 year old 2K start.