A friendly reminder from CBC Hamilton: Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. And dosed with that extra hour of sleep, you'll have more time to attend — or recover from — some of the events the weekend has in store.
Here's a list of things to do in Hamilton on Saturday and Sunday.
Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon
It’s race weekend, as runners descend on the city for the Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon. Hamilton will play host to multiple road races this weekend, including Sunday’s main event.
For those not up to slogging through a full 42-km marathon, Saturday’s events include a 1-km children’s race and 5-km and 10-km contests. The kids’ event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Confederation Park, while the latter two kick off at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.
Sunday will see runners course through a large swath of east Hamilton, including the northbound lanes of the Red Hill Valley Parkway. The full marathon kicks off at 8 a.m. at Confederation Park, while runners participating in the half marathon will leave 15 minutes later.
Registration information is as follows:
Runners wishing to participate in one of Saturday’s events may register at Confederation Park on the morning of the race. Entry fees for the 1-km, 5-km and 10-km events are $14, $50 and $55 per person, respectively.
There will be no same-day registration for the full and half marathons. Those looking to register for the Sunday races must do so on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Confederation Park. Registration for the full marathon costs $95 per person, while entry into the half marathon is $78.
Some of the proceeds from the marathon will go towards a host of charities, including CityKidz, the Good Shepherd Centres and Hamilton Health Sciences.
The northbound Red Hill Valley Parkway will be closed from 7 a.m. on Sunday until later in the morning. Organizers say drivers should expect delays on Centennial Upper Centennial Parkway and Mud Street between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Delays are also expected on Barton Street East in Stoney Creek as well as Beach Road and the North Service Road near Confederation Park.
For more information, including route maps, go to Hamiltonmarathon.ca.
Billy Bishop Goes to War
Hamilton actor Dean Hollin stars in a production of the Canadian stage classic Billy Bishop Goes to War. He stars as the title character in the award-winning, wide-eyed re-imagination of the life of Canuck flying ace Billy Bishop.
The musical production is playing at the Pearl Company on Saturday evening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at Thepearlcompany.ca and at the door.
AGH Fall Art Sale
Are you walls looking a little bare? The Art Gallery of Hamilton is hosting its Fall Art Sale this weekend. Works from dozens of painters, photographers, sculptors and glassworkers will be available to purchase.
The sale, taking place at the AGH (123 King St. W), runs Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is free, and galleries will be open free of charge during the sale.
For more information, go to Artgalleryofhamilton.com.
Hamilton Fall Garden and Mum Show
This weekend is the last hurrah for Hamilton Fall Garden and Mum Show, taking place at the Gage Park greenhouse. The show will feature more than 200 varieties of chrysanthemums and a total of more than 75,000 blooms.
The show runs from 10 a.m. on 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission costs $6.25 for people between the ages of 13 and 54, and $5.25 for children between five and 12 as well as adults 55 and up. Children under five get in free.
For more information, go to Hamiltoninbloom.com.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is this weekend. As part of its celebrations, the Hindu Samaj Temple of Hamilton and Region (6297 Twenty Rd., Stoney Creek) is hosting an evening of cultural programming, including singing and dancing, on Sunday. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, and will be followed by an outdoor fireworks display.
For more information, go to Hamiltontemple.ca.