Carrying On a Running Tradition

46 years ago Kevin ran in this race and yesterday our daughter took part at the High Park Spring Run Off Race

Back in the day my husband was an elite runner. When the kids were little we used to bundle them up, strap them into their car seats and drive off to races all over Ontario and New York State. One of the races that was closer to home was the High Park Spring Run Off. When it first started back in 1978 it attracted an impressive 1200 runners and yesterday’s race saw over 5000 men, women and children running in the 8k, 5k and children’s race.

This is not the first year that our daughter, Andrea ran in this race but it was certainly her best performance. She placed 1st in her age category for women. Kevin and I arrived after the race started but we managed to find a prime spot just at the top of the hill so we had a great vantage point for taking photos and caught her just steps in front of the finish line.


1 thought on “Carrying On a Running Tradition

  1. Great blog post! It’s amazing to hear about the growth of the High Park Spring Run Off race from 1200 to over 5000 participants. Congratulations to your daughter for placing 1st in her age category, that’s quite an accomplishment! I’m curious, how has the race evolved over the years in terms of organization and support for the runners?

    MR. W


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