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Friday December 28th, 2012

Posted at 11:00am

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Pelee Island as seen on Google Maps.

This summer, Pelee Island will be hosting its first ever marathon, The Pelee Island Winery half marathon that will take place on June 2nd.

The 13.1-mile (21 km) course will run around the island, starting near the west dock and finishing at the Pelee Island Winery. The race is limited to 300 runners, providing them with a scenic route around one of Canada’s oldest grape growing regions with picturesque views of Lake Erie, pristine Carolinian nature reserves, and acres of vineyards.

“Pelee Island is a gem in Lake Erie that is sure to attract runners from all over the hemisphere. It is a truly remote destination run filling the island with runners and tourists,” said Chris Uszynski, race director.

Runners and their families can enjoy a weekend away on the island and arrive via ferry, private plane, or private boat. Accommodations available include renting a cottage, staying at a Bed and Breakfast, or camping.

Registration is now open and can be found online here.

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