29 Jul '15, 3pm

Runners Traverse Ocean Floor During “Not Since Moses” Races

In fact, 1,200 runners will tread on the ocean floor while navigating knee-deep mud beside crabs and lobsters on August 2 in Five Islands. It’s all possible thanks to the bay’s chart-topping tides that rise about 50 feet then recede to expose the sea floor (and the race course) over the span of 12 hours. More than 160 billion tons of salty water ebbs and flows during each cycle, according to the area’s tourism website . “There’s a spiritual appeal to this race,” Terri McCulloch, the event’s publicist, told Runner's World Newswire . “Being able to run in this unique environment, it captivates people in a way other races don’t.” The race has been run seven times to date and was created by a Californian marathoner named Dick Lemon who bought a summer home on the island. “[Lemon] was overcome with the beauty of the area and that part of the shore,” McCulloch said. “He cooked u...

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