For the Sake of the Children Marathon of Hope

 
Route

Update: June 2nd, 2010

Hello Everybody. I am on my way to Hope, BC. Also, As there are great stretches between towns from Kamloops to Calgary, I am looking for someone who may be able to provide a support vehicle for me. Please call me at (519) 760-5154 to let me know if you can. Thanks!

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Here is my planned route from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John's, Newfoundland in my quest to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Crossing of Canada on Foot (Male), and to help bring about reform to Canada's Failing and Broken "Family" Law Big Business System. My Ultra-Marathon Cross Canada Run is scheduled to begin on June 1st, 2010.

Note: This Route is Subject To Change

British Columbia Route:

I will start in Victoria, at Mile Zero, and head north on HWY #1 - HWY #1 will merge with HWY #17, which I will follow to Sidney - From Sidney, I will take the ferry to Tsawwassen

Places I will pass through are:

Royal Oak - Saanich - Elk Beaver Lake Regional Park - Keating - Sidney

From Tsawwassen, I will follow HWY #17 to Ladner Trunk Rd. (HWY #10), which will merge with HWY #1 past Milner

Places I will pass through are:

Ladner - Surrey - Langley - Milner

When HWY #10 merges with HWY #1 past Milner, I will follow HWY #1 back to Glover Rd. and follow Glover Rd. to HWY #7 and cross the Golden Ears Bridge between Langley and Pitt Meadows - From there, I will follow HWY #7 to Hope

Places I will pass through are:

Fort Langley - Albion - Whonnock - Silverdale - Mission - Halzic - Dewdney - Deroche - Harrison Mills - Hope

From Hope, I will follow HWY #3 through Manning Provincial Park to Castlegar - From Castlegar, I will scoot north on HWY #6 to Revelstoke - From Revelstoke, I will follow HWY #1 to Canmore, Alberta

Places I will pass through are:

Princeton - Osoyoos - Grand Folks - Castlegar - Nakusp - Revelstoke - Golden

Alberta Route:

From Revelstoke, BC, I will follow HWY #1 through Lake Louise and Banff - Once I reach Canmore, I will continue along HWY #1, along the North Bank of the Bow River into Calgary - From Calgary, I will follow HWY #1 to Strathmore - From Strathmore, I will follow HWY #9 through Drumheller, and then East across the flat Alberta prarie past Oyen to Alask on the border with Saskatchewan

Places I will pass through are:

Lake Louise - Banff - Canmore - Cochrane - Calgary - Strathmore - Drumheller - Hanna - Richdale - Scotfield - Youngstown - Cereal - Oyen - Sibbald - Alask

Saskatchewan Route:

From Alask, I will take HWY #9, which turns into HWY #44, which connects to HWY #342, which connects to HWY #4 - I will follow HWY #4 to Swift Current - From Swift Current, I will scoot back to the Trans Canada HWY #1 and follow HWY #1 to Manitoba

Places I will pass through are:

Mantario - Laporte - Eatonia - Glidden - Madison - Eston - Plato - Tyner - Lacadena - White Bear - Kyle - Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park - Stewart Valley - Swift Current - Waldeck - Rush Lake - Herbert - Morse - Ermfold - Chaplin - Parkberg - Caron - Moose Jaw - Pense - Regina - Balgonie - Mclean - Indian Head - Sintaluta - Summerby - Grenfell - Broadview - Whitewood - Moosomin - Fleming

Manitoba Route:

From Saskatchewan, I will follow HWY #1 into Manitoba, to Hargrave - From Hargrave, I will take HWY #83 North to Minota - From Minota, I will follow HWY #24 East to Rapid City - From Rapid City, I will follow HWY #10 North to Minnedosa, and then HWY #16 East to Portage La Prarie - From Portage La Prarie, I will follow HWY #26, which detours North through Popular Point, ending up on the Western outskirts of Winnipeg - East of Winnipeg, I will take HWY #44 through Whiteshell Provincial Park, past Falcon Lake, finally hitting the Trans Canada Highway at the Ontario border.

Places I will pass through are:

Elkhorn - Hargrave - Virden - Minota - Arrow River - Crandall - Oak River - Rapid City - Minnedosa - Neepawa - Gladstone - Woodside - Westbourne - Macdonald - Portage La Prarie - Popular Point - Winnipeg - Hazil - Elma - Rennie - Whiteshell Provincial Park

Ontario Route:

I will follow HWY #17 (Trans Canada HWY) through Northern Ontario to Renfrew - From Renfrew, I will head along HWY #3 and then HWY #5 alongside the river (to avoid the heavily trafficked HWY #417 divided highway) into Ottawa - In Ottawa, I will follow the Ottawa River Parkway into the city - east of Ottawa, I will take the old HWY #17 again to avoid the divided highway, HWY #417, and cross into Quebec

Places I will pass through are:

Kenora - Dryden - Ignace - Kakabeka Falls - Thunder Bay - Nipigon - Terrace Bay - Marathon - White River - Wawa - Sault Ste. Marie - Desbarats - Rydal Bank Bruce Mines - Thessalon - Sowerby - Iron Bridge - Blind River - Algoma Mills - Spragge - Serpent River - Spanish - Massey - Whitefish - Sudbury - Markstay - Hagar - Warren - Verner - Cache Bay - Sturgeon Falls - North Bay - Rutherglen - Mattawa - Duex-Rivieres - Brissett Creek - Port Alexander - Deep River - Chalk River - Petawawa - Pembroke - Coliden - Renfrew - Ottawa

Quebec Route:

Crossing into Quebec via old HWY #17, I will cross over the Ottawa River at Hawkesbury to Grenville - From there, I will follow HWY #344 Southeast into Montreal, via Oka - East of Montreal, I will head along HWY #132 all the way to Levis across the river from Quebec City (This avoids the busy auto route #20 on the South Shore, and the #40 on the North Shore) - From Levis, I will take HWY #132 east along the South Bank to Riviere-du-Loup - From Riviere-du-Loup, I will take HWY #185, the Trans Canada Highway into New Brunswick

Places I will pass through are:

Hawkesbury - Grenville - Montreal - Varennes - Contrecoeur - Sorel-Tracy - Pierreville - Nicolet - Becancour - Gentilley - Sainte Croix - Levis - Saint Vallier Montmagny - Saint-Eugene - Saint Aubert - La Pocatiere - Riviere-Quelle - Saint Pascal - Saint Alexandre de Kamouraska - Riviere du Loup - Cabano - Nortre Dame Du Lac - Degelis

New Brunswick Route:

I will follow the Trans Canada Highway, HWY #185, to Grand Falls - From Grand Falls, I will take HWY #105 down the East Bank of the Saint John River, instead of the busy Trans Canada Highway, HWY #2 Route, to Fredricton - From Fredricton, I will continue to follow HWY #105 to Sussex, and then I will take HWY #114 Southeast along the Fundy Coast, and then up the peticodiac River to Moncton - From Moncton, I will take HWY #106 (closer to the waterway than the #2 HWY) into Sackvile on the Nova Scotia Border - I will cross over into PEI via the Confederation Bridge

Places I will pass through are:

Madawaska - Edmundston - Saint Basile - Saint Leonard - Grand Falls - Limestone - Tilley - Perth-Andover - Upper Kent - Bath - Florenceville - Hartland - Woodstock - Dumfries - Fredricton - Nashwaakis - Maugerville - Youngs Cove - Berwick - Sussex - Sussex Corner - Mechanic Settlement - Alma - Harvey - Riverside Albert - Hopewell Cape - Hillsborough - Riverview - Moncton - Dieppe - Saint Joseph - Dorchester - Sackville - Port Elgin

Prince Edward Island Route:

Crossing the Confederation Bridge, I will follow HWY #1, the Trans Canada Highway through PEI to Woods Islands, at which time I will take the Ferry to Caribou, Nova Scotia

Places I will pass through are:

Cornwall - Borden Carlton - Charlottetown - Stratford - Eldon - Belle River - Woods Islands

Nova Scotia Route:

From Caribou Provincial Park, I will take HWY #245 and HWY #337 along the Northumberland Strait to Antigounish - From Antigounish, I will take Country Road #4, instead of the busy Trans Canada HWY #104, and will cross the Canso Causeway at Ault Cove - From there, I will follow HWY #4 to Sydney Harbour, where I will catch the ferry to Newfoundland

Places I will pass through are:

Pictou - Trenton - New Glasgow - Merigomish - Lismore - Arisaig - Brierly Brook - Antigounish - Mulgrave - Port Hastings - Louisdale - St. Peters - Soilders Cove - Irish Cove - Big Pond - Past Bay - Sydney - Dominion - New Waterford - Sydney Harbour

Newfoundland Route:

In Newfoundland, I will follow the Trans Canada Highway, HWY #1, from Channel Port Aux Basques all the way to St. John's, finishing up at the Eastern most point in North America, Cape Spear.

Places I will pass through are:

Port Aux Basques - Corner Brook - Pasadena - Deer Lake - Badger - Grand Falls Windsor - Bishop Falls - Gander - Gambo Glovertown - Port Blandford - Clarenville - Arnold's Cove - Holyrood - Whitbourne - Conception Bay - St. John's - Cape Spear

Here is the link to an article on Al Howie, the holder of the record that I am attempting to break:

http://unknownvictoria.blogspot.com/2007/10/loneliness-of-long-distance-runner.html

Here is the Wikipedia page on Al Howie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Howie

   
 
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