Races & Events

It’s Time to Giv’er!

The Start line is located on Sackville Street, near the intersection with Queen Street.
Finish line is on Brunswick, just past Duke Street – near the Town Clock.

New for Race Operations, 2015

There will be construction on North Park Street during race weekend, May16th and 17th, 2015. The following re-route has been approved by Halifax Regional Municipality and begins where Ahern Avenue meets North Park Street at the Five Corners Intersection.

Sunday Races, the 10KM, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Marathon Team Relay will be directed from Five Corners Intersection as follows:

  • Right on Cogswell St
  • Left on Maynard St
  • Left on Cunard St
  • Right on Agricola St

Please refer to your race map and text for further clarification. Each race will be shortened accordingly to compensate for the additional meters used for the re-route.

Saturday’s 4KM Youth Run will also be affected by the construction on North Park Street so there is a NEW route designed for this year only. Please refer to the 4KM Youth Run map and text for more details.

*NOTE: the Saturday 2KM Youth Run remains unchanged; the Saturday 5KM route also remains unchanged.

Special Events

Blue Nose Pasta Village (dinner) tickets
Adult – $20.00 (tax + gratuity included)
Youth (U13) – $10.00 (tax + gratuity included)

Free Events

Active Living EXPO + Centric Health Massage Services + Post Race Celebration Zones + AFTER Party

Shoe Mountain

Donate your gently used athletic footware to SHOE MOUNTAIN. On Blue Nose Weekend, runners, walkers, volunteers and the public at large are invited to build a mountain of gently-used running shoes that will be distributed free of charge to Nova Scotians in need. Many people have several pairs of athletic footwear in their closets and we expect they will be very generous in helping us collect thousands of shoes.

You can’t miss it! SHOE MOUNTAIN will be in the Active Living EXPO at the World Trade & Convention Centre (WTCC) in downtown Halifax. Located on Level 1 and Level 2 with easy access off Argyle Street. If you have gently worn shoes you want to drop off before race weekend visit a Value Village location.

2015 Schedule of Events

To view the weekend schedule of events, click here.