The course map:
Links to the races on Map My Run.
All events will start on Aberdeen Street at 8 am and finish on Aberdeen St where they started. The route will proceed west along Aberdeen Street crossing Regent Street and continuing up Aberdeen turning right on Carleton Street extension to Needham Street. The route then continues on Needham crossing York, and connecting to Saunders. Participants will continue up Saunders crossing Westmorland, Northumberland, crossing Smythe and continuing on Saunders until turning right onto O’Dell Ave then right again onto the Woodstock Rd. Once onto Woodstock Road the route goes straight down Brunswick St. until reaching Church St. and then right on Church and left onto Charlotte St continuing to where the Trail crosses Charlotte St. At this juncture the 5k turns right and participants running the 10k, Half and Full Marathoners will turn left onto the trail.
The 5 K On Charlotte the runners will turn right on the trail/path and head towards Queen Square. Because we have to make up some distance on the 5K loop runners continue on PAST Aberdeen for approx 300 meters to where they make a 180 degree U turn back along the trail and exit onto Aberdeen and finish in front of the Pool where it started at Queen Square.
The 10K will turn left onto the trail at Charlotte and proceed along the trail towards Marysville and turning just before Canada Street where runners will proceed back towards Queen Square on the Trail and exit onto Aberdeen to the finish line in front of the Pool area where they started. Course certified in 2014.
The Half Marathon Having completed the same first 4 k as all other the Half Marathoners will turn left onto the the Trail at Charlotte St. and proceed towards Marysville on the trail/path crossing Barker Street and Canada Street at Murray Avenue, then crossing Kane Street and Canada Street in Marysville, then Bridge Street and proceed along the path turning approx. 1.5k pass the Penniac train/walking bridge and proceeding back along the trail/path towards Queen Square and exit onto Aberdeen where they will finish in front of the Pool area. Course certified in 2014.
The Full Marathon Having completed the same first 4 kilometers as all other runners, the Full Marathoners will turn left onto the Trail at Charlotte and proceed towards Marysville on the trail/path crossing Barker Street and Canada Street at Murray Avenue, then crossing Kane Street and Canada Street in Marysville, then Bridge Street and proceed along the path turning at the same point as the ½ Marathon and proceeding back along the path towards Queen Square and exit onto Aberdeen where they will have completed the first 21.1 kilometers as they cross the point where they started. Course certified in 2014.
The Second Half of the Marathon is the same as in year’s past. (Remember you already did your first 4k on the downtown streets so the second half is all on the trail for your remaining 21.1 K).
The Second Half has marathoners ONLY continuing along Aberdeen (past the start point) and turning left onto Saint John and then left onto McLeod, right towards Beaverbrook Street and left onto the trail/path where it takes the first left on the trail and heads back out towards Marysville . The second half of the Marathon continues along the Trail and turns back just before the Penniac Road . After reversing direction, marathoners will continue straight back along the trail until exiting onto Aberdeen and finishing where they started near the Pool at Queen Square.