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, 2016

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 + LifeMark Health Massage Centre Massage Services + Atlantic Superstore Celebration Zones + AFTER Party

Shoe Mountain

Why Shoe Mountain at Blue Nose?

As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, we know that many people do not have adequate footwear for everyday wear. What we do know is that many generous runners have several pairs of decent running shoes in their closets that they would love to put to good use. We invite you to help build a mountain of shoes during the Blue Nose weekend activities.

Socks for Soles – Add New Socks to your Donation!

Want to enhance the experience for those receiving running shoes? How about adding a new pair or two of athletic socks? And calling all knitters: if you like to keep your hands busy, this is a great project – you knit the socks and we put them into the hands (and on the feet) of those who need them. Everybody wins!

Where is Shoe Mountain?

Shoe Mountain will be located in the Active Living Expo area of the World Trade & Convention Centre (WTCC) on Argyle Street in Halifax. Located on both Level 1 and Level 2, the collection areas for Shoe Mountain will be fully marked for participants, volunteers and the public-at-large to drop off their donated shoes and socks on Friday, 9am – 6 pm; or Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm.

 What’s your Goal?

This is our fourth year and we are aiming for 1,500 for 2016 – but we’d love more!

Every size is needed – from children’s to adult – wide and narrow. All are welcome!

How are the Shoes Distributed?

After the Blue Nose Weekend, shoes will be sorted, boxed, and distributed throughout Nova Scotia by several non-profits including: Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission, Shelter Nova Scotia, and Salvation Army among others. Kudos to these organizations for helping to deliver the running shoes.

What is the best way to prepare the shoes?

  • Check to make sure they are a pair and are not worn out. Insoles removed, laces tied together

2016 Schedule of Events

To view the weekend schedule of events, click here.