Date: Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Early Start Time: 7:00 AM
Official Start Time: 8:00 AM
Official Closure: 1:30 PM
Marathon participants who require more than 5 ½ hrs to complete the distance can take advantage of the early 7:00 AM start. Please note the course and finish line are only supported from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM. Also, the Full Marathon follows the Half Marathon route until the Half Marathon loops under the Gunningsville Bridge, to return to Moncton, while the Full Marathon continues to head east on the Riverfront Trail.
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Marathon participants who require more than 5 ½ hrs to complete the distance can take advantage of the early 7:00 AM start. Please note the course and finish line are only supported from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM. You must make the organizers aware if you wish to take advantage of this early start time by indicating this on the registration form in the space provided.
Also note, the Full Marathon follows the Half Marathon route until the Half Marathon loops under the Gunningsville Bridge, to return to Moncton, while the Full Marathon continues to head east on the Riverfront Trail.
The Start and Finish are located on Canada St., located across from the new Moncton Events Centre.
Start by heading west on Canada St., passing the Moncton Via Rail Train Station, turning right on Vaughan Harvey Blvd., right on Main St., right on Assomption Blvd., right again on Vaughan Harvey Blvd.; participants proceed north on Vaughan Harvey Blvd, turning right on Mountain Rd., right on Cameron St., left on St.George St for a short U-turn, west on St. George St., left on Vaughan Harvey Blvd., left on Main St.
Full Marathon participants continue east on Main St. ( passing Canada St.), right on Assomption Blvd., left at Downing St., crossing Assomption Blvd. to access the trail system. Heading west on the paved path, participants will turn left on Vaughan Harvey Blvd., cross the Gunningsville Bridge, exit using the paved small loop to the trail and proceed west. Using the playground parking lot, participants will exit the trail and enter the closed portion of the westbound traffic lane of Coverdale Rd. Passing the Atlantic Super Store, participants will re-enter the trail, and heading west towards the Causeway for a short distance before turning east on the trail and heading back towards East Riverview. Participants follow the trail under the Bridge and continue on the trail until the turnaround, just beyond Muncey Dr, Point Park.
Now heading west, participants will use the large trail loop to the entrance to the Gunningsville Bridge and return to Moncton using the same paved path and proceed east towards Dieppe using the trail. Exit the trail, turning left towards Virginia Ave., right on Virginia Ave., right on Acadie Ave., straight on Amirault St., right on Amand Crois, right on Benonie Ct., returning to the trail and turning left (south) toward Melanson Rd.
Continue to follow the trail south, turning left on Gillespie St., right on Pointe Aux Renards St., right on the trail to loop back to Gillespie St., and left onto the trail, heading north on the trail to return to downtown Moncton.
Participants exit the trail at Terry Fox Ln., cross Assomption Blvd. to Downing St.; turning left on Main St., entering a closed south lane, continuing on Main St until turning left on Canada St. and proceeding to the Finish Line.