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- 7.2km
Leg 2- 6.5km
Leg 3- 5.5km
Leg 4- 6.2km
Leg 5- 3.8km
Leg 6- 6.2km
Leg 7- 4.5km
Leg 8- 2.6km

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

Start line is located on Sackville Street, near Queen. This course follows the full marathon course but divides it into 8 legs for the relay. Participants will head north first, over the Angus Macdonald bridge, towards a paved path of the Trans Canada Trail to start a loop around the beautiful Lake Banook. Participants will then run under the bridge for a unique harbour and bridge view before returning back to Halifax where they’ll enjoy running DOWN the hills in Point Pleasant Park and a loop of the Halifax Commons before they head to the finish line on Brunswick.

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

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