Grab your buddies… It’s time to Giv’er!

The Killam Marathon Team Relay is a fun event that welcomes corporate groups, charity fundraisers, families and groups of friends to experience the exciting Full Marathon course divided up into eight sections. In teams of 4-8, Relay participants will each run a portion of the Marathon course, running amongst participants from the marathon, half marathon, 15KM and 10 KM participants.  You may choose to let the final runner cross the finish line alone, or you may all run the last part of the route and cross the finish line together as a team.

Approximate distances are as follows:

Leg 1- 4.75KM
Leg 2- 5.5KM
Leg 3- 6.9KM
Leg 4- 5.0KM
Leg 5- 2.7KM
Leg 6- 5.5KM
Leg 7- 6.9KM
Leg 8- 4.7KM

You will wear a timing chip around your waist that will be passed between team members in designated exchange zones.

*** Please note, all eight legs must be completed. If your team has less than 8 people, some members will have to complete multiple legs. If you have any questions regarding the Marathon Team Relay, please email

Race Details

Date: 06/09/2019

Early Start Time: 7:00 am (for walkers and runners with anticipated finish of 6 hours or more.)

Official Start Time: 8:00 am

Official Race Closure Time: 2:00 pm

Distance: 42.2 KM (organized into 8 legs)

Course Information

This is a double loop course divided into 8 legs for the Team Relay. The Start line is located on Sackville Street, near Queen. Participants will head down Bell Road towards Robie Street. After a loop around the Halifax Commons, participants will head North on Agricola, enjoying the picturesque North End of Halifax. After going DOWN Devonshire Ave, participants will make their way back downtown via Barrington Street, onto Valour Road. From here, participants will continue onto Upper Water Street, Hollis street and eventually, Inglis Street where they will begin their descent on Point Pleasant Park where they will spend approximately 4KM enjoying the sights and sounds of this wooded park. From here, participants will run back towards the start line area, and do this loop again once more. The second time, participants will head back from the park towards Sackville street and turn right onto Cogswell Street to approach the finish on Brunswick Street in front of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

A print-friendly written description of the route is available here.

A print-friendly version of the route map is available here.

Relay Team Captains info sheet available here.

This course has been certified at 42.2KM.