The 25th Annual Race Through Time
Race Through time
race 8 miles in length between two towns 275 years apart.
2019 race will start and end at the Fortress of Louisbourg site on August 10th
the pre-registration deadline is Monday, August 5th
Kits can be picked up at the UNITED CHURCH HALL at UPPER WARREN STREET on race
day from 3:30 - 5:30
Deadline: Monday, August 5th – after this date a $10 late fee will
$40.00 until Aug. 5th; $50 from Aug. 6th – 9th
at 12:00noon at raceroster.com (Run NS members will receive a $5.00 discount)
Race Roster until Friday, August 9th at 12:00noon – Registration
will not be available after this time or on Race Day!
Race is Capped at
Awards & Fish Chowder Meal will take place following the race
at the Fortress
site at approx. 7:45pm – additional meal tickets cost $10 each; Vegetarian Meal
option also available! Social
will follow the race
at the Fortress from 9:00-11:00pm with “Kintyre Lite“ performing & cash bar
The race starts at 6:00
at the Fortress of Louisbourg
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Louisbourg Slush Run
Run Nova Scotia
through the world famous Fortress
The "Race Through Time" will take place in the community of Louisbourg, (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia
and start and finish
Fortress of Louisbourg at 6:00 pm.
-" This race course was the most scenic and forgiving course I have ever raced on. I would definitely do this race over and over again. Great work!!" (Joy Higgins, Halifax)
This race will be like no other that you have experienced! Beginning and
ending at the Fortress of Louisbourg, the 8 mile course is a historic
journey from the 18th century into
day and returning back to the 18th century again! The runners will proceed over
a route carved by the French almost 300 years ago, dominated by gently rolling
breezes blowing in from the harbour. The initial 3 miles sees the participant
running through the streets of the Fortress and along the back of the site by
the harbour and
toward the modern community of Louisbourg. The runners will proceed through the
community to the former George D. Lewis School then continue back to the
along the “causeway” as they travel back in time over the Dauphin Bridge toward
the finish line!
The race is measured using the Jones Counter method.
Comments from runners of our race
"I really enjoyed the whole experience. It was my first race through time and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Nice to run in Cape Breton—home! Thanks to all the volunteers—you did a good job"
"Best race on the local circuit by a mile”
" I had a wonderful run and felt it was organized very well. Kudos to the Race Committee and keep up the good work! See you next year”
"This was my second year and it was excellent as usual! “
"Loved the race! My first one. Lived here all my life and had no idea hwo beautiful it is behind the Fortress along the coast. I enjoyed everything about the race - even the rain shower and cool breeze. My kind of weather. Thank you! Over all great time! Great people!”
"Was a great time - very uplifting for me personally and a benchmark as I get older and hopefully keep running”
"Excellent in every facet”
Previous Race Results(1995-2018)
Email Cindy Hynes (Race Committee) at
call (902) 733-2351 or Calvin Pitcher (Committee Chairman) at
or call (902) 733-2678.