LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR PEI MARATHON
Charlottetown, PEI – October 4, 2016 – The PEI Marathon Weekend is practically upon us but runners and walkers can still register online via Race Roster until October 15 at pre-race rates, after which prices will go up to Marathon weekend rates.
The PEI Marathon has grown from around 200 runners during the very first race in 2003 to 2,310 individual adult runners and 535 kids in 2015 for a whopping 2,845 or a growth of over 1400% in 12 years. That said, registrations continue to be very strong as Marathon Weekend approaches. In past years, international participants came mostly from the US with a smattering from the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, comprising nearly 2% of the runners in 2015. The PEI Marathon supports local tourism by attracting more and more international participants to the island with its comfortable fall weather, and marvelous scenery from the Prince Edward Island National Park Brackley Beach starting point through the scenic Stanhope and moving inland through the gently rolling landscapes of Grand Tracadie, Corran Ban, Millcove, and Brackley before returning to the edge of Charlottetown and the University Avenue homestretch. Meanwhile, the shorter events will take place within Charlottetown where participants will get a good view of several historic buildings as well as Victoria Park where they can catch a glimpse of the Government House, popularly known as Fanningbank and the Prince Edward Battery from the boardwalk. Ten K participants will get a chance to go through Charlottetown’s Brighton District and see a bit of the University of Prince Edward Island, while half-marathon participants go farther out to West Royalty following the Confederation Trail and venturing close to the Charlottetown Airport before heading back into town through University Avenue. Full course descriptions and all registration information are available on www.peimarathon.ca
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