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Note road closures for County Marathon Sunday

The 14th Annual County Marathon Sunday, Oct. 1st, 2017 features a Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, Half Marathon for Runners, Walkers and Wheeled athletes as well as a Team Challenge where there can be 2-5 runners.  This year’s chosen charity is the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Race Kit Pick up will be held Saturday, Sept. 30th only from 10a.m. – 6p.m. If you are not able to attend please find participant to collect your kit on your behalf because your chipped bib will be in your kit (no bib – no time – no medal).

Note the route has returned to regular. See map below (click to enlarge) Participants are reminded to use caution on all roadways, especially County Road 12 at Sandbanks Provincial Park, which is currently under construction. Runners will be granted access, but County Road 12 will remain closed to through traffic between County Road 18 and Lakeshore Lodge Road.

For full details, visit www.thecountymarathon.ca

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  1. Barney Rubble says:

    Just waiting on the birth certificate!lol. I always donate anyways so don’t fret Chris. Hope you match it.

  2. Chris Keen says:

    @Barney Rubble – I trust you have made that donation to the food bank.

  3. Marnie says:

    A great event but the route should not involve road closures that seriously inconvenience people who want to shop, work in farm fields or attend church. Bringing so much of the county to a standstill for a sports event is not justifiable.

  4. Dennis Fox says:

    I don’t mind nor care about the run, but is there a reason for the route that was chosen? Why have it come through the middle of Picton and blocking traffic in many directions for hours? I had to pick up a few groceries and what a total pain – the back streets were very busy and at times could not get through the intersections. Coming in from Northport, there were no signs reminding nor directing travelers away from downtown – not the way a proper race should be organized. Unless there is a good reason for the route chosen, couldn’t this run take place on less traveled roads outside of town?

  5. Snowman says:

    This race has pretty much died. Too much Police cost, County overtime, inconvenience etc to justify it. “Runners” already walking in the west end of Bloomfield at 9:30 am?
    Come on.

  6. Susan says:

    You treat it so casually. Everyone has the right to worship. To some it is quite important.

  7. Chris Keen says:

    For a few hours – the crops will wait, and God will understand.

  8. Barney Rubble says:

    I am willing to bet $10.00 and a $100 donation to the food bank that a Kenyan wins this race. Yes, this could be on a track so not to interfere with folks that are trapped and have no interest.

  9. Susan says:

    I wonder if these road closures get re-evaluated each year as I assume there is some sort of application. It is quite a decision to shut down this many County roads. With the amount of tourists here it will be a real mess. Anyone, particularly seniors not being able to attend Church services just does not seem right.

  10. Gary says:

    The road closures are a bit much for this. I spoke to some on County Rd 11 today and they can’t get to Church or get on their fields to harvest.

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