Additional vehicles and traffic and bus delays are expected on Sept 16 & 17, 2016 as 2,500 visitors travel to Eastern Passage each day to participate in Maritime Race Weekend.
The duration of the race is:
- Fri, Sept. 16th from 7PM – 8PM
- Sat, Sept. 17th from 8AM – 2PM
We are working to improve and reduce the impact on residents travelling along Shore Road. We will install pylons along the yellow center-line on Shore Road (between Fisherman’s Cove and Caldwell Road) and runners will be asked to stay within the boundary, in order to allow for one-way traffic.For a majority of the time, vehicles will be permitted on the road unless deemed unsafe by the RCMP. For safety reasons, we have 2 rolling-closures planned. Vehicles will not be granted access to Shore Road while the marathon participants pass by on Friday, Sept 16 between 6:55pm and 7:25pm, then Saturday, Sept 17 from 7:55am to 8:25am. We thank everyone in advance for your patience, once participants pass your street the road will be accessible again to vehicles. Depending on your location along Shore Road the rolling closure could affect your street from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. RCMP will be managing these rolling closures.
We have 4 routes! Review route maps!
Did you know? Maritime Race Weekend donates money to Oceanview, Seaside FM, The Beacon, Eastern Passage Soccer and our local volunteer firefighters. 50% net proceeds from the marathon go to Fisherman’s Cove and the other half to local not-for-profit run clubs. This race helps tourism, our community and local business too!
Huge appreciation from us to you! Our community’s marathon improves every year, because of the helpful suggestions from residents and support from Joyce Treen (MLA) and Bill Karsten (Councillor).