Countdown to Fiddlers Marathon: 7-8 Sept 2019

Committee calls off annual race as Dorian approaches Cape Breton

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SYDNEY, N.S. — The 2019 edition of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run has been cancelled.

Event vice chair Bernadette MacLellan said after much deliberation, the committee called off Sunday’s races due to safety concerns. Hurricane Dorian, a major storm that’s tracking to reach Cape Breton early Sunday morning, is expected to bring plenty of rain and damaging winds to the island.

MacLellan said they didn’t want to put volunteers and participants in unsafe conditions with possible debris or downed powerlines from the storm.

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