The Mount Albert Sports Day 5k Run/Walk is situated in the small community of Mount Albert, just 20 minutes north/east of Newmarket. The race starts and finishes at the Mount Albert Community Centre under the Start/Finish Gantry and runs east along Main Street. At Centre Street, the course turns left (north) to follow the rolling hills of Centre Street. Runners and walkers will pass the local businesses and into the subdivisions of Mount Albert. Many residents line the course to cheer on the participants. About a kilometre and a half into the run, the scenery turns more rural with farmer’s fields now in view. Just past Doane Road, there is a turn-around point that shoots the participants back south along Centre Street. This is the 2km mark.
Not far past the turn-around, the course turns right (west) on King Street. There is a water station on the right hand side around the 3km mark. The course continues to be rolling and winds to the left as the racers follow King Street through the lines of houses. After that bend, the race becomes a false flat, and the participants are treated to a downhill finish. Not long after the 4km mark, the course turns left (east) onto Main Street towards the finish. Here, many families and friends are out to show support along the race route. The finish line is in sight.
The race finishes at the west edge of the Mount Albert park under the big FINISH banner!
Map of the Race Route
Road Closures – Bylaw in effect
Please note that starting at 8:00am until 10:00am Saturday the above race course will be closed off to motorized vehicles. Please plan to leave early if needed, or park your car outside the race route. We will have children and adults on the course. The race route will be police patrolled.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us.