14th an­nual P.E.I. marathon week­end right around the cor­ner

Journal Pioneer - - SPORTS -

The 14th An­nual Prince Ed­ward Is­land Marathon Week­end one of Canada’s Bos­ton Marathon qual­i­fiers is set for this week­end.

With 10 cat­e­gories to choose from, par­tic­i­pants are com­ing from all across the globe to take part.

The P.E.I. Marathon, is part­ner­ing with the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion of Prince Ed­ward Is­land (CMHA-PEI) this year.

“The tim­ing of this new part­ner­ship couldn’t be bet­ter,” said P.E.I. Marathon race di­rec­tor Myr­tle Jenk­ins-Smith. “We are beyond ex­cited to have CMHAP. E.I. as our Sup­port­ing Part­ner.” Marathon head­quar­ters for the week­end will be set up at the Mur­phy’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 200 Rich­mond Street, down­town Char­lot­te­town. The P.E.I. Marathon Week­end be­gins at noon on Fri­day, Oct. 13, open­ing to all par­tic­i­pants and the gen­eral pub­lic with the P.E.I. Marathon Healthy Life­style Expo. This free expo runs un­til Satur­day at 7 p.m. On-site regis­tra­tion will also be housed at the same lo­ca­tion, and all par­tic­i­pants can pick up their race kits dur­ing that time. Sun­day par­tic­i­pant mas­sages, and the marathon awards cer­e­mony will also take place at marathon head­quar­ters, at 2:30 p.m.

Res­i­dents and busi­nesses are all en­cour­aged to show sup­port for the marathon par­tic­i­pants by putting up mo­ti­va­tional signs along the route and com­ing out to cheer par­tic­i­pants as they pass by.

“The big­ger the crowds at the fin­ish line, the more in­spir­ing for all who start com­ing through the fin­ish line around 9:15 and will con­tinue un­til 2 o’clock,” said Jenk­ins-Smith.

The trav­el­ling pub­lic is asked to al­low ex­tra time if trav­el­ling on the marathon route Sun­day, as traf­fic could be de­layed due to the vol­ume of par­tic­i­pants.

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