August 15, 2015
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
A race 8 miles in length between two towns 269 years apart. his race will be like no other that you have experienced! Beginnning and ending in the modern community of Louisbourg, the eight mile course is a historic journey to the 18th century. The runners will proceed over a route carved by the French almost 300 years ago, dominated by gently rolling hills and gentle breezes blowing in from the harbour. The initial 2.5 miles sees the runner passing the historic Royal Battery and proceeding from a paved to a well-graded gravel road leading to the right and behind the Fortress site. You will run through the streets of the “Old Town” pass the King’s Bastion and out through the Dauphin Gate. A causeway leads you from the Fortress and back onto the same paved road that predominated the intial stage of the race. Stay to the right – it is now approximately 2.5 miles to the finish line.