Antigonish Highland Games 5 Mile Road Race
July 14, 2006
Experience the exhilaration and
excitement of the Antigonish Highland Games 5 Mile Road Race. This
premier event dates back to 1988, and has quickly garnered its way
to being one of the most prestigious road races in Atlantic Canada.
The course commences at
picturesque Columbus Field, and winds its way around a portion of
South River Road, back through Greenwold, and down towards
Antigonish Landing. As you circle the route with the swaying trees,
the background skirl of the bagpipes, the magnificent habitat of
wildlife migration, and the setting sun off to the West, your
adrenalin will be overcome by this breathtaking experience! You
inhale the aroma of blossomed trees and wild flowers which cover the
terrain alongside the course. To the opposite side of your run, the
tranquil waters leading into Antigonish Harbour make it one of the
most serene and undisturbed examples of Nature at its best.
As you quicken your pace
you can almost envision the early ships which moved along the waters
in a more “bustling” era. These vessels were the main means of
transportation in “Early Antigonish”.
What more can one ask?
The magnitude of the
peacefulness allows you to focus, relax and strive for your own
personal best time.
We’d love to have you
experience real “SCOTTISH” hospitality and camaraderie in the
Highland Heart of Nova Scotia.
OPEN: Male & Female
JUNIOR: Male & Female (18 years and
MASTERS: Male & Female (40 years and
SENIOR MASTERS: Male & Female ( 50
years and over)
Prizes include cash for the top three male and female finishers
overall. The first three successful participants in each category
will receive souvenir medals of Gold, Silver and Bronze awarded by
the Antigonish Highland Society. In addition, a number of trophies
are awarded to commemorate the contributions of individuals who have
helped keep the sport alive.
Join the many local, national and international runners who have
circled this as a MUST EVENT. All skill levels are welcome!
guarantee that you will truly enjoy the experience – dare to prove
Entry Form available here.