The 25th Annual Race Through Time

Louisbourg Race Through time

A race 8 miles in length between two towns 275 years apart.

       The 2019 race will start and end at the Fortress of Louisbourg site on August 10th  the pre-registration deadline is Monday, August 5th

Race Kits can be picked up at the UNITED CHURCH HALL at UPPER WARREN STREET on race day from 3:30 - 5:30

Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, August 5th – after this date a $10 late fee will apply

Registration Fee: $40.00 until Aug. 5th; $50 from Aug. 6th – 9th at 12:00noon at (Run NS members will receive a $5.00 discount)

Online registration available at Race Roster until Friday, August 9th at 12:00noon – Registration will not be available after this time or on Race Day!


Race is Capped at 225 Runners Awards & Fish Chowder Meal will take place following the race at the Fortress site at approx. 7:45pm – additional meal tickets cost $10 each; Vegetarian Meal option also available!  Social will follow the race at the Fortress from 9:00-11:00pm with “Kintyre Lite“ performing & cash bar available!

Limited showers available



The race starts at 6:00 at the Fortress of Louisbourg


For a registration form click here 

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Previous Race Results(1995-2019)

Louisbourg Slush Run

Run Nova Scotia

Marion Bridge Road Race Results

Run through the world famous Fortress of Louisbourg


Race Site

The "Race Through Time" will take place in the community of Louisbourg, (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia and start and finish

at the Fortress of Louisbourg at 6:00 pm.


-" This race course was the most scenic and forgiving course I have ever raced on. I would definitely do this race over and over again. Great work!!" (Joy Higgins, Halifax) 

Course Description:

This race will be like no other that you have experienced! Beginning and ending at the Fortress of Louisbourg, the 8 mile course is a historic journey from the 18th century into

 modern day and returning back to the 18th century again! The runners will proceed over a route carved by the French almost 300 years ago, dominated by gently rolling hills and

 gentle breezes blowing in from the harbour. The initial 3 miles sees the participant running through the streets of the Fortress and along the back of the site by the harbour and

 continuing toward the modern community of Louisbourg. The runners will proceed through the community to the former George D. Lewis School then continue back to the Fortress

 site along the “causeway” as  they travel back in time over the Dauphin Bridge toward the finish line!

The race is measured using the Jones Counter method. 

Comments from runners of our race

"I really enjoyed the whole experience. It was my first race through time and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Nice to run in Cape Breton—home! Thanks to all the volunteers—you did a good job"
"Best race on the local circuit by a mile”
" I had a wonderful run and felt it was organized very well. Kudos to the Race Committee and keep up the good work! See you next year”
"This was my second year and it was excellent as usual! “
"Loved the race! My first one. Lived here all my life and had no idea hwo beautiful it is behind the Fortress along the coast. I enjoyed everything about the race  - even the rain shower and cool breeze. My kind of weather. Thank you! Over all great time! Great people!”
"Was a great time  -  very uplifting for me personally and a benchmark as I get older and hopefully keep running”
"Excellent in every facet” 

Previous Race Results(1995-2019)

Email Cindy Hynes (Race Committee) at, call (902) 733-2351 or Calvin Pitcher (Committee Chairman) at or call (902) 733-2678.