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On Saturday, June 1st, youth runners will depart the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion at 10:00 AM; from there, they head north on the Esplanade to Ortona Street, east to George Street, south to Dorchester Street, west to the Esplanade and then north along the Esplanade back to the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

The Esplanade – between Ortona Drive and Dorchester Street – will be completely closed to traffic from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, and motorists will be reduced to one lane of traffic on both Dorchester Street and George Street during the same time period.

On Sunday, June 2nd,  runners will depart the Victoria Park Armouries at 10:00 AM; from there, runners will travel along the Esplanade, Ortona Drive, Goerge Street and Amelia Street, before heaing out Ferry Street. Runners in the 5K race will turn at Sable Street and retrace their route back to Victoria Park, while 10K runners will continue along Ferry Street to SPAR Road, travelling along SPAR Road and through the Harbourside Park to Sable Drive and back to Ferry Street, before retracing their route back to the Victoria Park Armouries.  

Motorists can expect temporary road closure on the affected streets as runners pass through, as well as a detour at the intersection of Ferry Street and Sable Drive.

Cape Breton Regional Police will be patrolling both routes, with extra traffic detail in place. Officers, volunteer course marshals and CBRM crossing guards will also be present at key points along the routes, along with barricades and signage to redirect motorists.

Participants and spectators are advised to arrive at the race sites early and park as far away from the Start/Finish line as possible, to alleviate congestion. Casino Nova Scotia will make its gravel parking lot on George Street (near Prince Street) available for public parking during these events.

Further information is available at www.capebretonfiddlersrun.com.