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Co-ordinator hired for lighthouse relay race

Kim Langer has been hired as the Race to the Sea Co-ordinator for 2016.
Kim Langer has been hired as the Race to the Sea Co-ordinator for 2016.

With snow on the ground, the last thing some people are thinking about is the annual Race to the Sea, but planning is underway with the newly hired co-ordinator.

Kimberly Langer has been hired by the Leading Edge Credit Union’s Lighthouse Relay Race to the Sea and the first thing she wants to do is familiarize herself with the race.
“I am really excited over the opportunity,” said Langer, who will be using her new role as a way to meet new people, become involved in the business community and get her name out there.
Langer just graduated with a business administration degree and will be putting her skills to the test.
The role of the co-ordinator involves the planning of the race, gathering of teams, organizing events that take place over the weekend and for followup reports.
“Right now I have a focus on promoting the race, looking for sponsors within the business community and in general, introducing myself with the hopes people will recognize me as the co-ordinator,” said Langer.
She sees the race as a great opportunity for tourism on the southwest coast and for community enhancement. She is also looking forward to touring all of the lighthouses involved, including Cape Anguille Lighthouse, Cape Ray Lighthouse, Channel Lighthouse and Rose Blanche Lighthouse.
Her ultimate goal would be to increase the size of the race, which has seen up to 15 teams participate. Teams have travelled from all over the island and even from Nova Scotia for the relay-style run, which spans 120 kilometres of road, T’Railway, sand and the Trans-Canada Highway.
One of changes this year is the age limit for runners. Now, with the permission of guardians or parents, youth as young as 15 can run.
Langer’s role as co-ordinator will take her up to the end of August, with the dates for the events set at Aug. 12-13.
As with every year, the co-ordinator’s position will also include the gathering of volunteers for the event and Langer said she is already taking names of those wanting to participate for the day.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca
Factbox:
Contact the coordinator
Email: racetothesea@gmail.com
Phone: (709) 695-4333
 
       

Kimberly Langer has been hired by the Leading Edge Credit Union’s Lighthouse Relay Race to the Sea and the first thing she wants to do is familiarize herself with the race.
“I am really excited over the opportunity,” said Langer, who will be using her new role as a way to meet new people, become involved in the business community and get her name out there.
Langer just graduated with a business administration degree and will be putting her skills to the test.
The role of the co-ordinator involves the planning of the race, gathering of teams, organizing events that take place over the weekend and for followup reports.
“Right now I have a focus on promoting the race, looking for sponsors within the business community and in general, introducing myself with the hopes people will recognize me as the co-ordinator,” said Langer.
She sees the race as a great opportunity for tourism on the southwest coast and for community enhancement. She is also looking forward to touring all of the lighthouses involved, including Cape Anguille Lighthouse, Cape Ray Lighthouse, Channel Lighthouse and Rose Blanche Lighthouse.
Her ultimate goal would be to increase the size of the race, which has seen up to 15 teams participate. Teams have travelled from all over the island and even from Nova Scotia for the relay-style run, which spans 120 kilometres of road, T’Railway, sand and the Trans-Canada Highway.
One of changes this year is the age limit for runners. Now, with the permission of guardians or parents, youth as young as 15 can run.
Langer’s role as co-ordinator will take her up to the end of August, with the dates for the events set at Aug. 12-13.
As with every year, the co-ordinator’s position will also include the gathering of volunteers for the event and Langer said she is already taking names of those wanting to participate for the day.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca
Factbox:
Contact the coordinator
Email: racetothesea@gmail.com
Phone: (709) 695-4333
 
       

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