When thinking of making plans for marathon weekend please support our great partners! They are what makes this event so great!
Race Kit Pick-up, On-site registration, Health & Wellness Expo, Massages and everything marathon related is at the Murphy’s Community Center. Directions from the Confederation Bridge to the Murphy’s Community Centre:
Murphy’s Community Centre
200 Richmond St
Prince Edward Island has proven to be a great place for a marathon. It’s a great place, period. A stunning little island cradled in the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence that combines historic charm with a modern sensibility. So if you’re planning to participate, you’re likely to enjoy your pre- and post-marathon time as much as the event itself. And if you’re traveling with friends or family who aren’t runners, not to worry. There is plenty for them to enjoy while you’re occupied with the marathon.
The Government of Prince Edward Island maintains a web site to assist visitors who plan to visit the Island. Tourism PEI is a great resource for anyone who is coming “from away” for the Prince Edward Island Marathon. The start of the Marathon is in beautiful Prince Edward Island National Park, which graces over 40 kilometres of the island’s north shore. Visit the Parks Canada website for more information about the park and its majestic landscape.
The City of Charlottetown Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island is Canada’s Birthplace. It was specifically here — at the Province House National Historic Site, the finish line for the Marathon — that the founding fathers gathered for the Charlottetown Conference. The discussions led to the union of all British North America into one country, which eventually became Canada. Prince Edward Island recently celebrated 150 years since the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown to commence these discussions.
While in Charlottetown, you must visit Victoria row for dinner and/or entertainment, or any of several excellent dining options. Check out Discover Charlottetown website to plan your stay, find places to dine, visit, or stay.
Getting to PEI
Getting here is half the fun! When you drive to Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick, you will cross the famous Confederation Bridge. Bridge toll is paid only when departing Prince Edward Island. Click here for directions from Confederation Bridge to race headquarters at Murphy’s Community Centre.
When arriving via Nova Scotia, you will sail across the Northumberland Strait onboard Northumberland Ferries Ltd. The ferry leaves from Caribou, Nova Scotia (3722 Highway 106, Nova Scotia) and arrives in Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island (23 Service Rd, Wood Islands). Ferry fees are paid when leaving PEI. Click here for directions to race headquarters at Murphy’s Community Centre from the ferry terminal.
Flights arrive and depart daily to and from Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax at the Charlottetown Airport. Check directly with airlines for more details.
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