Ancaster Old Mill Road Race, began in 1983 with a field of just 260 runners. In 2008, the race expanded drastically since its beginning with an impressive 2000 runners. Since the beginning, Anton Plas has been the race organizer orchestrating the planning and executing of the Ancaster Old Mill Race. The race is generally situated on the Tuesday evening of the Heritage Celebration Days in Ancaster. Net proceeds from the race is donated to various local charities, including the Brain Tumour Foundation, McMaster University Children's Hospital, United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, and other community based charities. The race features a 10 km and 5 km running race for all ages and abilities.
Famous quotes containing the words race, road and/or mill:
“I write mainly for the kindly race of women. I am their sister, and in no way exempt from their sorrowful lot. I have drank [sic] the cup of their limitations to the dregs, and if my experience can help any sad or doubtful woman to outleap her own shadow, and to stand bravely out in the sunshine to meet her destiny, whatever it may be, I shall have done well; I have not written this book in vain.”
—Amelia E. Barr (18311919)
“What blazed ahead of you? A faked road block?
The red lamp swung, the sudden brakes and stalling
Engine, voices, heads hooded and the cold-nosed gun?”
—Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)
“Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (18251895)