The first year this race was run, making it the oldest road race in North America, even older than the Boston Marathon.
The number of participants
The number of kilometers around the Hamilton Harbour
The number of times I've signed up for this race before this year
The number of times I've run this race before this year... I got injured last time in the weeks leading up to it. :(
I'm super excited about this race... between the tremendous history and the huge number of participants it promises to be a really exciting day. Not to mention the fact that the finish line is inside Copps Coliseum!
The course itself is known for having a tough finish, with a series of challenging hills in the last 10K of the race. Pacing will be key, I'm going to try to save myself for a strong finish like I did in Peterborough last weekend.
The first ever race in 1894... fascinating stuff!