2017 Around the Bay Road Race

Over 10,000 runners took part in the 2017 Around the Bay Road Race in the 30km race, seen here, and the 5 kms race.

 

Runners leave the start line in the 5 Kms rave Sunday morning.

 

24 year old Ross Proudfoot of Toronto won the men’s 5 K race at the Around the Bay Road Race Sunday in Hamilton.

 

An appropriate tattoo on back of Ross Proudfoots right leg.

 

5 year old Caitlyn Ward and her little brother Ryan 3 years hold their homemade sign as they wait for their dad Greg Ward, who was running his first 30km Around the Bay Road Race. The kids were with their mom Paula Ward. The family is from Burlington.

 

Captain America , Walter Potocki of Lockport New York slows down to rehydrate near Lasalle Park in Burlington.

 

Even Captain Canada needs to rehydrate from time to time, Aaron Strong of Hamilton picks up a cup of water at the Lasalle Park water station.

 

Sophie Roque of Ancaster waits at the water station near LaSalle Park with her 9 week old puppy Sammy to cheer on her friend Natalie Brochu who was running the 30km Around the Bay Road Race.

 

Blaire Kniaziew Gervais of Windsor creates a splash as she picks up a cup of water at the Lasalle Park water station.

 

Dhian Singh Sohal of Brampton powers up the hill into the Lasalle Park water station.

 

Spectators watch from under an umbrella as runners approach the Lasalle Park water station. Luckily despite predictions only light ran fell during the race.

 

Jane Murage of Surrey grabs a cup of water during the Around the Bay Road Race Sunday.

 

Emergency medical personnel help an injured runner near LaSalle Park Sunday afternoon during the Around the Bay Road Race.

30 kms runners cross the foot bridge at Valley Inn before hitting Heart Break Hill.

 

Captain Obvious, aka Mark Mitchell of Hamilton greets runners on Heart Break Hill with some obvious but funny encouragement during the 30km Around the Bay Road Race. The Valley Inn hill was reopened this year after being closed for 2 years due to construction.

 

Runner trudge up Heart Break Hill, which reopened to the Around the Bay Road Race this year following construction.

Medals wait at the finish line for all 10,000 participants in the 30km an 5 km races. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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