Travel Routes to Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
The 2019 Run is Sunday, August 4, both the 5k and the 10k start at 9:00 am.
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, where it splits, go left toward Amherst on highway 104. At exit 12, marked to highway 2, get off and on passing over the highway, at the Masstown Market intersection, turn right. After a few kilometers turn left onto highway 2 toward Parrsboro and keep going. After the Economies, the road climbs Economy Mountain. You descend into Five Islands. After passing Briny Bay on the right, you will see ahead the Five Islands Ball Field on your left, turn L into the ball field for parking lot for all participants and spectators. (You will be bused on race day to the 5 k sand 10 k start locations).
Those returning to via Masstown, please stop at Masstown Market (maybe wearing your run shirt), buy some stuff and thank the casher or clerks for their support of the run. They have helped over the years and this year donated 1000 bananas and water.
Minimum Travel time (no stops) = 2 hours from Moncton, or 1 hrs 15 mins from Amherst, Nova Scotia.
From Moncton, take the 104, take Exit 4 heading toward Nappan on Southampton Road over the marsh, Southampton road ends on Route 302, turn R onto route 302, which you will stay on Southampton village (about 20 mins away) until it becomes Route 2 with signage toward Parrsboro.
After 20 minutes you’ll be in Parrsboro, bear a sharp Left at the Irving Station, staying on Route 2 toward Truro. Five Islands is 20 minutes from Parrsboro. First section is forest but it will come out on to the Fundy Shore...you’re not lost! You’ll pass the coast where you can see the islands, then watch for Dianne’s Restaurant and the Five Islands Ball Field is shortly after that on your RIght.