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Water main break doesn't steer new Arbutus Firecracker 10K race director off course

Water main break doesn't steer new Arbutus Firecracker 10K race director off course

The Arbutus Firecracker 10K race is known for the residents of Arbutus providing water along the 6.2-mile course, but this year’s race on the Fourth of July got an unexpected invasion of water when a water main break erupted on the course at Francis Avenue in front of the 7-Eleven.

Martin Goode, the new race director for the 36th annual race, found out about it around an hour and a half before the race.

“I went down and I looked and I saw that it had blown up the sidewalk and a little piece of the road,” said Goode, who had hoped runners could navigate the stretch by running through the water or on the dry sidewalk.

“They finally told me you’ve got to change the course...

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