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Boxing Day 10 Miler

Wednesday December 26th, 2018
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
Distance: 10 Miles · 4 Mile Run/Walk

Our race is over 93 years old. The course is both scenic and challenging, taking runners through Hamilton in Ontario. Snowman medal for all finishers (Gold Snowman medals for the very fast). Indoor registration, refreshments and awards. Spectators are welcome in the gymnasium. Change rooms with showers for entrants. Cash purse of $3,000.

All entrants will receive snowman mitts at bib pickup. At the finish a snowman finishers medal and a fleece blanket to stay warm. As always great post race social now at Tailgate Charlies, our favourite sports bar, a short walk from the YMCA. Bring your number for a beverage.

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Race Date: 12/26/2017 Distance: 10mi
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 51:18 Matt Hughes 25 Willowdale
2nd Male 51:25 Ross Proudfoot 26 Peterborough
3rd Male 51:45 Reid Coolsaet 29 Hamilton
4th Male 51:48 Ben Preisner 20 Milton
Female 59:16 Robyn Mildren 28 Vancouver
2nd Female 59:17 Carmen Hussar 31 Homewood
3rd Female 1:00:13 Amy Hicks 37 Mississauga
4th Female 1:00:56 Madeleine Davidson 25 Willowdale
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Boxing Day 10 Miler

Runners battle frigid conditions at Boxing Day 10-Miler

Olympians, Canadian record holders and national cross-country champions were among those who braved the cold in southern Ontario for the Boxing Day 10-miler.

More than 800 participants were entered for the Dec. 26 road race in Hamilton, the first major event of winter, between the two distances. Tuesday’s race marked the 97th edition of the Boxing Day tradition. Conditions were frigid, with the windchill making temperatures feel like -22 C, according to the Weather Network.

Canadian steeplechase record holder and Olympian Matt Hughes won the 10-miler (16K) in 51:18 followed by two-time national senior cross-country champion Ross Proudfoot. Reid Coolsaet, a 2:10:28 marathoner and two-time Olympian, was third in 51:45.

Vancouver’s Robyn Mildren was the top woman in the 10-miler in 59:17 clocking an identical (gun) time as second-place finisher Carmen Hussar. Hussar was an Olympic finalist in the 1,500m at the 2004 Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Amy Hicks was third at the B.D. 10-Miler in 1:00:22.

The event also included a 4-miler (6.4K) won by Jeff Dill (23:15) and Mary Unsworth (24:25).

A scenic course with downtown start and finish, the 10 mile event includes 6 miles of paved waterfront trail. The 4 mile event includes 1 mile of the waterfront trail.

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