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    Taylor Novosedlik digs out letters. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The day’s fun started with a lengthy run on the beach. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Nineteen letters were buried in the sand. One uncovered, the runners had to figure out the name and sport they spelled. Fiona Thomas puts the letters in order. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Despite the grey skies and rolling cold, the runners had to make their way through the water to collect balls. The team with the most balls was given a head start for the rest of the challenges. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The last challenge of the day involved burying a stick under a mound of sand, an allegory for building a strong running foundation in order to get to the top. Though it was a close call, the winning team was chosen. They pose in front of their sand. From left are Erika Corriveau, Samantha Csisztu, Kylie Rieger, Addison Oelke, Keegan Lockley, Nourine Bentoumi, Thomas Csisztu and Willen Jones. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Coureurs de Bois annual Beach Day

By: Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017

Les Coureurs des Bois Running Club athletes enjoyed a morning filled with team-building fun during its annual beach day on Aug. 3. The event was an opportunity for 71 youth to take part in running-themed activities and push themselves physically at Black Bear Beach. Beach Day is an annual tradition, allowing participants to burn off some energy and build bonds with one another. The club has been growing for the past decade, reaching 100 members in 2017. It encourages newcomers as well as experienced racers to develop their track and field skills. For more information on the club, please visit www.lescoureursdebois.ca.