Can I participate in more than one event?

With the 5KM run on Saturday morning  you can certainly Giv’er twice on Blue Nose weekend with the Tim Hortons Double Double. Challenge yourself with a 5KM walk or run on Saturday and then a 10KM, 15KM, Half or Full Marathon on Sunday morning.

I registered for one race and want to switch to another, what do I do?

Please return to your Race Roster account and change your race information to the race of your choice. There is a fee of $1.95 to transfer to another race.  If you are transferring to a higher race distance (for example: 5KM to 10KM) you will need to pay the race price difference at time of transfer. If you wish to transfer your race registration to another person, please follow the same process. Refunds do not apply. PLEASE NOTE, ONLINE TRANSFERS CLOSE MIDNIGHT MAY 23, 2019.

After May 23rd, all transfer requests will occur on race weekend at the Transfer Desk within the Race Kit Pick Up area between Thursday and Saturday. Transfers cannot be processed on Sunday morning.

Applicable transfer fees will apply on race weekend; $10 for transferring down in race distance or person to person transfer and $15 to transfer up in race distance.

If I have to cancel my registration, what is the process?

Contact the Blue Nose Office to advise us of your decision. This notice must occur before 5:00 p.m. ADT, Tuesday, June 4th 2019. The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will automatically “carry forward” the participant’s cancelled registration into the next race year! The Blue Nose is proud to provide this NO SWEAT REGISTRATION POLICY in lieu of refunds to current year registration fees.

You can contact the Office by email at or telephone at 902. 496.1889 during normal business hours. Registrations after 5:00 pm ADT Tuesday June 4th are not eligible for the No Sweat Policy. If you would like to reactivate your registration simply contact the Scotiabank Blue Nose Office.


Blue Nose is proud to be one of only a few races that offer registration deferment to future years. However, as a non-profit, we must find a way to recover out-of-pocket costs to order items for each runner in two separate years (i.e. t-shirts, medals, bibs and chips).

Please note there will be a modest fee of $20 to all  adult no sweat registrants and a $10 fee will be charged for re-initiating a youth run registration.  We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back!

Don’t forget, you can also take advantage of the Transfer Option noted above.

How are Registration Fees Spent?

Last year we spent approximately $1,003,000 to stage the Blue Nose Marathon.  Here’s a look at the breakdown of those expenditures.

As with many similar events the fees paid by registrants, which in 2018 amounted to $460,000 do not cover all of these expenditures. The rest of the revenue comes primarily from sponsors and grants from Halifax and the Province of Nova Scotia.

Additionally, Blue Nose receives very generous in-kind contributions from suppliers and sponsors for products and services like: web site, security, marketing, printing, trucking, food, professional fees and advertising. These are expenses that the Blue Nose Marathon would typically have to incur to run the event in addition to those listed above.

As well, our amazing volunteers step up in major ways that enables us to present a special event for Halifax. We really could not do it without them.  They volunteer approximately 40,000 hours leading up to, and during, the weekend! They are truly dedicated to making this a world-class event.

Blue Nose Marathon would like to thank all of its supporters for their incredible contributions. Feel free to express your gratitude to our many supporters and volunteers during the Blue Nose Weekend.