The 46th annual Labour Day Classic running race took place on Sunday morning under beautiful, blue skies. The course started and finished in Canada Games Plaza and racers competed in a 17 mile run, 8.5 mile run, 8.5 mile walk or 5 km run. There was also a 1 km Kids Fun Run. Overall fastest times for the day were Nolan McCleary who finished the 5 km race with a time of 18:25, Brandon Vickers who finished the 8.5 mile walk with a time of 1:15:19, Brian Nemethy who finished the 8.5 mile run with a time of 53:40, and Andy wan finished the 17 mile run with a time of 1:54:12. 115 runners in total competed in Sunday's event with 55 competing in the 5 km race, 4 competing in the 8.5 mile walk, 40 competing in the 8.5 mile run, and 16 competing in the 17 mile run. The Labour Day Classic was started in 1974 by Tom Masich and was then known at the Prince George to Boston Marathon. On September 1, 1979, forty years ago today, Terry Fox ran in the race using it to gauge his fitness ability and endurance level for what would become his Marathon of Hope.
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