The 42nd year of the Friendly Massey Marathon founded by Norm Patenaude is gearing up.

Brady Ropp is the Parks and Recreation Coordinator for Sables-Spanish Rivers.

Massey is gearing up to host some 200 to 250 runners from around the world.

The local marathon is also a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and it all takes place the weekend of July 20th.

Registration takes place on Saturday with the 20 K and 5 K races taking place, then capped off with the annual Spaghetti Dinner. That’s followed by the full- and half-marathons Sunday morning, bright and early at 6:00 am, with the annual Pancake Breakfast also taking place. The day is capped off with medals, qualifying times and the stool presentations. Will you get yours this year? Any age, anyone is invited to take part.

Volunteers are also much appreciated.

For more information or to volunteer, give Brady a call at 705-862-1426.

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