Our 1/2 Marathon was a huge hit in 2016, we have made a couple of changes to the course, added a washroom car to the train to take you to the start in beautiful Port Stanley, Ontario
We also have a 5 km walk or run, 10 km run, and 1 km Choo Choo Challenge for kids – the 10km begins at 9:00 and the 5 km at 9:10 located at the CASO in St. Thomas, Ontario
September 17th, 2017
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Information about the event is available in : English
Our route takes you from Warren Street, South on Carlow Rd to George St. You will continue South on William St. to Lotus Lane which takes you East to the Beach Trail. The beach trail continues South toward the lake and around the new park by the pier. Turning North alongside the picturesque pier will take you along the harbour to Bridge Street and over the lift bridge to Colborne/Main St to a turn around close to the beach! Heading back North up Main St./Colborne St. you will start climbing out of Port Stanley along Hwy 4. There are water stations at 3, 6, 9 and 12 km markers on the course until you turn East on Southdale and join up with the 10 km course. There is a water station at the left turn at the corner of Southdale and Lake Margaret Trail which takes you along a wide side walk to the path beside Lake Margaret – keep any eye out for the Geese! Lake Margaret will take you to the marked entrance to Pinafore Park’s paved hiking trail. Follow the trail through the park, behind the pavilion and beside Pinafore Lake. You will pass the turn around for the 5 km run and then turn west onto Elm Street. After a short distance you will head North back onto the paved trail and pass by the Water station and portable washrrom. Continue along the paved trail and head East on the trail just past Centre street – you have about 400 meters to go! Lots of cheering to bring you along side the CASO Station, two quick left turns and a short sprint to the FINISH line!
This event begins at the CASO Station and moves along the newly paved hiking trail, heading south along the path crossing Elm St. and passes Parkside High School, where the path ends. The route continues along Sunset Drive, turning left onto Southdale Line and left again at Lake Margaret Trail, which will take you to the entrance to Pinafore Park – marked with a large stone on the pathway. Turning left at the stone, the route follows the paved trail thru Pinafore and along the path behind the pavilion and along Pinafore Lake, and down to Elm Street where you turn left. Turn right back onto the paved hiking trail and follow it back to the CASO Station.
This event is an out and back and begins at the CASO Station and moves along the paved hiking trail, heading south along the path crossing Elm St. to the entrance of Pinafore Park. The 2.5 km turn around is just beyond the entrance.