The 26th Annual Louisbourg Race Through Time


A race 8 miles in length between two towns almost 300 years apart.

       The 2022 race will start and end at the Fortress of Louisbourg site on Saturday, August 13th

Race Kits can be picked up on race day at the UNITED CHURCH HALL on Upper Warren Street from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Must be at the start line by 5:45 pm SHARP! Allow 15 minutes to travel from downtown Louisbourg to the Fortress site!

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

Pre-registration deadline – Mon., August 8th (after this date a $10 late fee will apply) 

Note: Race Course will closed at 7:45 - must be finished race by this time!

Awards will take place on site at 7:30 pm


Race is Capped at 225 Runners. Fish Chowder Meal take-out meal will be provided as the runners finish the race. Vegetarian soup meal option also available. Additional meal tickets cost $12 each and should be booked at time of registration. NO dogs allowed except service animals. Tavern will be open on site following the race with entertainment.

Limited showers available on site! No refunds or Deferrals will be given!


This will be a Chip Timed Event with "902 Race Timing!


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


Note: $6.75 admittance fee will be charged by the Fortress for any guest accompanying the runner on site who is 18 years & over, payable when picking up race kits. Runner's admittance fee is included in their registration.

For more information: Calvin Pitcher at or Cindy Hynes at

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Previous Race Results(1995-2019)

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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)