Looking for a fun way to get your child moving? Look no further than the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run which hosted more than 4000 youth in 2016. The event is a great way to reinforce the importance of physical activity and allows youth to see first hand how fun it is to participate in large scale fitness events.

The Youth Run has become a family affair, attracting runners 15 years of age and younger of all fitness levels who come out and Giv’er on the streets of Halifax on the May long weekend every year. Participants can choose between two unique distances, 2KM or 4KM, which showcase some of the finest sights in Halifax including Citadel Hill and the Halifax Commons.

The Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run is an untimed event, which ensures that the runners focus on what’s most important: being fit and having fun! They’ll finish off the day with a shiny new medal around their neck and a strong sense of pride and accomplishment.

Give your child the gift of experience and register them for the 2017 Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run – after all, more than 4000 of their peers will be there!

PS: Did you know that more than 270 schools and more than 17,500 young runners in Nova Scotia participated the Doctors Nova Scotia Kids Run Club this year? Find out more about how your child can stay active all year round with Kids Run Club by clicking here.


Race Details

Date: 05/19/2018

2 KM Start time: 11:00 a.m.

4 KM start time: 11:20 a.m.

Distance: 2 KM and 4 KM

Strollers and baby joggers will only be permitted in the 2KM Run for safety reasons.  These participants are asked to enter their own separate chute on Brunswick Street where they will be added to the back of the 2KM Run. Course marshals and signage will assist with this process.

Cabco Communications Group Youth Bursary

CABCO Youth FINALDoctors Nova Scotia and Blue Nose recognize the importance of removing financial barriers that prevent children from participating in the Youth Run. We are delighted Cabco Communications Group has made a commitment to support families through the Cabco Helping Kids Get to the Line Program, providing up to 150 free registration spots for the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run. The bursary program will be coordinated through the Doctors Nova Scotia Kids’ Run Club.

Course Information

Start line is located on Sackville Street, near Queen. Fabulous viewing location on the south side of Halifax Citadel. Spectator entrance to Scotiabank Centre for the Youth Run Celebration Zone is only available through the large service door off Duke Street on the north side of Scotiabank Centre.

A print-friendly version of the 4 KM route map is available here.

A print-friendly written description of the 4 KM route is available here.


A print-friendly version of the 2 KM route map is available here.

A print-friendly written description of the 2 KM route is available here.