Countdown to Fiddlers Run: 8-9 September 2018


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1: How do I register for one of the runs?

  1. Online at Race Roster before Thursday, September 6th, 2018.
  2. Download a hard copy of the Registration Form.pdf (170 KB), mail and deliver to: Nick Burke, 40 Damion Street, Sydney River, Nova Scotia, B1S 3C7.
  3. On Saturday, September 8th at Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre (95 Maillard Street, Membertrou) between 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

2: Is there a cut off date?

Online registration closes Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

4: If I have to cancel my registration, what is the process?

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you contact us before August 1st, 2018, we will carry forward the registration into the next race year; no deferrals will be accepted after August 1st, 2018. There is a $10 administration that applies to all deferrals - no exception.

5: I registered for one race and want to run another, what do I do?

Distance changes will be accepted up to September 1st, 2018 by contacting us only. Facebook or Twitter messages requesting a distance change will not be answered. A $10 administration fee will apply to all distance changes – no exception. If you are changing a registration that requires additional fees, that increased fee is due at the time of the change. There will be no refund if the registration fee is less.

7: Where and where do I pick up my race kit?

Race kits can be picked up on Saturday, September 8th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at  Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre (95 Maillard Street, Membertrou) and Sunday, September 10th prior to your race.

10: What does the student rate mean?

Any student 19 and under before December 31st, 2018.

Race Shirts

2: Am I guaranteed to get my correct shirt size?

You are guaranteed your size if you register by August 20th, 2017. There will be additional shirts ordered, but we cannot guarantee your size after August 20th, 2018.

Other Weekend Events

1: What other race related events are happening?

Friday, September 7th, 2018:

Pre-race Ceilidh at Breton Brewing featuring local entertainment from 6:00 –10:00 p.m. A limited edition ‘Cape Breton Fiddlers Run’ beer will be available for purchase. This is a 19 and older event.

Saturday, September 8th, 2018:

Healthy Living Expo – between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., we will be offering an expo including a wide range of wellness and active living related presenters and merchants from around Atlantic Canada.

Pasta Supper - between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Boston Pizza will be providing a tasty and nutritious pasta meal. Tickets can be purchased through Race Roster when registering for a $5 fee; tickets can be purchased for non-runners.

Live Entertainment – during the pasta supper.

Glowing Hearth Kids Run – registration between 6:30 – 7:17 p.m. Race starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 9th:

Local, live entertainment will be along the course!

2: What accommodations are available close the run site?

The Cambridge Suites Sydney is the official hotel for the Fiddlers Run. Ask them about the special rate for the Fiddlers Run Reservations canbe made by calling either 800-565-9466 or 902-564-2017.

3: When and where will the Glowing Hearth Kids Run take place?

Registration for the Glowing Hearth Kids Run will take place on Saturday, September 8th, between 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm at Open Hearth Park at the security building. The race itself will start at 7:30 pm. Our course marshals will have glow sticks and we ask all kids to wear reflective clothing. There is a $5.00 registration fee for the Glowing Hearth Kids Run.


3: Is there an earlier start time for those runners who may take over 2 ½ hours to complete the half and 4 ½ hours for the full marathon?

Yes, those runners needing more than 2 ½ hours for the half can start at 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. for those needing more than 4 ½ hours for the full. Participants must use the left sidewalk on Esplanade/ Kings Road until 7:30 a.m; there will be limited support prior to 7:30 a.m. Participants requesting an early start time must contact us prior to August 15th, 2018.

 The time limit for the marathon is six hours.