Getting Here

Travel to the Race

Travel Routes to Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

The 2020 Run is Saturday, August 22 both the 5k and the 10k start at 8:00 am. 

The nearest airports are Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ) and Moncton , New Brunswick (YQM)

From Halifax

Minimum travel time (no stops) = 2 hours and 15 minutes from downtown Halifax. (Reduce travel time by 1/2 hr if coming straight from Halifax airport. 

Directions: Take Highway 102 north to Truro and just past Truro, at the fork, take the left lane ramp toward Amherst on Highway 104 West.  At Exit 12, marked to Highways 2&4, take the exit ramp to the right.  Cross over the 104, and take the first exit from the Masstown Market roundabout. 


After approximately 3 km,  turn left onto Highway 2 toward Parrsboro and travel west for approximately 40 km following the shoreline (passing through the villages of Great Village, Bass River and Economy).  At this point the road will ascend Economy Mountain, upon reaching the peak you will overlook the village of Five Islands. 


After travelling another 5km, turn left at Broderick's Lane towards Five Islands Lighthouse Park where you will find parking for both registration and all race events. 

From Moncton

Minimum Travel time (no stops) =  2 hours from Moncton, or 1 hrs  15 mins from Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Directions: From Moncton, take TransCanada Highway east to Nova Scotia where it is signed Highway 104, take Exit 4 near Amherst and turn right onto Highway 2 (signs for Springhill and Parrsboro), .  After approximately 5km cross the new bridge and turn right onto Route 302 and travel southward through Nappan , Maccan  and Southampton.  At Southampton Route 302 ends and becomes Highway 2 towards Parrsboro.  


After approximately 20km arrive in Parrsboro.  Take a sharp left turn at the Irving Station, staying on Route 2 toward Truro.  Five Islands is about 20 minutes from Parrsboro.  Following Highway 2 turn right at Broderick's Lane toward Five Islands Lighthouse Park where you will find parking for both registration and all race events.