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Traffic Advisory: P.E.I. Marathon Race Day Oct. 14

Erin Porter crosses the finish line in the 14th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
Erin Porter crosses the finish line in the 14th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

The 15th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon Weekend takes place Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 14. The Marathon brings more than 2,500 participants, spectators and families to P.E.I. from all over the globe for the running/walking events.

Drivers are asked to use extra caution when travelling in and around Charlottetown and to plan ahead as there will be traffic delays along the routes.

Runners in the full marathon begin near the Brackley entrance of the P.E.I. National Park, entering Charlottetown via the Confederation Trail at Brackley Point Road.

They travel along Sherwood Road to the All Weather Highway/Malpeque Road onto University Avenue, ending on Great George Street between Kent and Grafton streets.

The half marathon, 10-kilometre run and wheelchair and children categories take place mainly in city limits, starting on Grafton Street at Queen Street and travelling through the Brighton and Belvedere Avenue areas.

Anyone looking to access the Charlottetown Airport from the Malpeque Road are encouraged to use John Yeo Drive/MacAleer Drive or the Arterial Highway as a detour route instead of the Sherwood Road during the road closures in this area.


Road Closures

The following will be closed to drivers on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or the event conclusion):

• Sherwood Road between Brackley Point Road and Route 2/Malpeque Road;

• University Avenue between Kirkwood Drive and Grafton Street.

The following will be closed on Sunday from midnight until 3 p.m. (or the event conclusion) to accommodate the finish area and ensure the safety of all participants:

• Grafton Street from Church Street to Queen Street;

• Great George Street from Euston Street to Grafton Street.


No Parking

From midnight until 3 p.m. (or the event conclusion) on Sunday there will be no parking on the following:

• Great George Street from Fitzroy Street to Grafton Street;

• Grafton Street from Great George Street to Queen Street.


Spectators are encouraged to come to the finish line on the corner of Great George Street and Grafton Street to cheer on all participants from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit Peimarathon.ca. For interactive maps of the routes, visit Racepoint.ca/maps/pei.html.

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