Taking place annually for over twenty years, the Louisbourg Slush Run is anticipated by the Island’s heartiest runners as the first run of the new year. As its name suggests, extreme weather can often be as much of an obstacle as the distance, yet is also part of the race’s appeal.
The race started in 1989 as part of Winterfest events. It started as a “fun run” but because of the large turnout, was continued as a race the next year. Coordinated by a team of twelve volunteers, the five mile race starts at 10am at the George D. Lewis School. A three mile walk, beginning at 9:30am, was added to the race two years ago to allow a greater range of outdoor enthusiasts to participate. The flat, yet scenic, route marks its half way point near the entrance to the Fortress of Louisbourg site with the finish line located back at the school. Afterwards, the race participants warm up with a well-deserved hot bowl of chili at the George D. Lewis Auditorium.
Registration begins at 9 am on race day with an entry fee of $10 for each runner/walker. Participants can also purchase popular t-shirts that read “I survived the Louisbourg 5 Mile Slush Run”.
For more information about the race contact either Calvin Pitcher by phone at 733-2678 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Cindy Hynes in Louisbourg at 733-2351 or Marion Bridge at 727-2778 or email at email@example.com