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Course Description: Flat, out and back. Starting at Columbus Field, site of the Antigonish Highland Games.


The 5 Mile Road Race will begin at 6:00PM on the Track at Columbus Field East End of Main Street. The course is three miles (approximately) of a graveled path (no traffic), with the remainder on paved streets. The start and finish is on a dirt track. 

Entry fee includes: $35.00 includes Antigonish Highland Games 5 Mile Road Race technical t-shirt. Refreshment ticket for those 19 years and over. 

The fee for Junior Runners (18 and Under) and Youth Runners (13 and Under)  is $15.00.  

Reception in Ceilidh Corner will follow the race. 

Prizes Cash prizes for the top three Male and Female runners.  Antigonish Highland Games medals for the top three finishers in each age category.


Open Male Angus & Marie MacDonald Trophy 

Open Female Alex J. MacAdam Plaque

Junior Male (18 & Under) Stu MacMillian Plaque 

 Junior Female (18 & Under) Joe Earle Award 

 Master Male (40 & Over)Leonard Thompson Memorial Trophy

 Master Female (40 & Over) Fonse MacIntyre Memorial Trophy

 Senior Master Male(50 & Over) Cameron’s Jewelers Trophy

 Senior Master Female (50 & over The Cameron Cup

 Top Local Male Runner (Antigonish/Pictou Counties) Frank MacGibbon Trophy

 Top Local Female Runner (Antigonish)The “PAHG” Award......Evelyn and Donald Gillis Trophy

 Youth (13 and Under) Male and Female:

 Fastest Kilted Runner

  Race kits will be available for pick-up after 3:00PM on race day at Columbus Field

Start Time - 6:00 pm 

Runners  should be able to complete the course in 60 minutes.  Due to games scheduling awards presentation must begin no later than at 7:00 pm

Access to field will be closed at 6:30 pm. People staying to watch the Concert Under the Stars are asked to purchase a ticket at the Admissions Gate

Registration fees

5 Miler Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Jan 18 – Jul 6
    2. $40.00
      Jul 6 – Jul 6

5 Miler - 18 and under Closed

Registration closed
  • Select this option if you are 18 years old and under

    1. $15.00
      Jan 18 – Jul 6
    2. $20.00
      Jul 6 – Jul 6

Timing and Race Services provided by:

Event Schedule

  • July 6 3:00 PM ADT - Race Kit Pick-up - Columbus Field

  • July 6 6:00 PM ADT - 5 Mile Road Race

Contact Information

Event Location

Main St, Antigonish, NS, Canada

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