On Saturday, June 6th, 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 9:00 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.
There is no parking on site; participants and spectators are advised to arrive early and park as far away from the Start/Finish line as possible, to alleviate congestion. Arrangements have been made to allow drivers to park their vehicles at the Centre 200 parking lot, as well as the Casino Nova Scotia parking lot between George Street and Mitchell Place. Limited free parking is also available at CBRM waterfront parking lots.
On Sunday, June 7th, runners will depart depart the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion at 10:00 AM; from there, they head North on the Esplanade to Ortona Drive, east to George Street, south to Dorchester Street, north to Intercolonial and then to Ferry Street. Runners in the 5K race will turn and retrace their route back to the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion, while 10K runners will continue into the south side of Open Hearth Park across Ferry Street and through the Northside, then back out to Ferry Street and retrace their route back to the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion.
For Sunday’s run route, Ferry Street will be closed at the bridge to local traffic only, from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
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.
Further information is available at www.capebretonfiddlersrun.com.