The Lindsay Milk Run held its 38th annual edition on July 17, 2016.
Normally in the middle July you can expect a hot and muggy day. This year the temperatures were cooler, in the mid teens, and sunny. Mercifully, it was not nearly as humid as in past years.
This race is a small but well attended race in a small town. It is well organized and supported by local businesses. Most notably, Kawartha Diary. Ask the locals and they will tell you that they run for the ice cream.
The Milk Run hosts both a 5K and and 10K race. I ran in the 10K while my wife and many of her colleagues did the 5K.
The course itself is a relatively simple rectangular course with a few add ons, but given the lack of turns this is a good course to set a PB on. Essentially, the first half of the 10K is primarily uphill. When you reach the top of Angeline St and turn right into the subdivision, it’s all pretty much downhill from there. If not a PB, then certainly a negative split is obtainable on this course.
Although crowd support can be scarce on the course the crowd at the finish is loud and proud. For such a small event the post race party is a good one. Starting with plenty of ice cream, food, water and music.
I have lived in Lindsay for four years now and have run this race every year. It is nice to be able to get to the start line 10 minutes. I am also encouraged by what appears to be a growing running community in Lindsay.
As the community grows, so does the Milk Run. Next year the event adds a half marathon.