Are you up for a challenge?
The Scotiabank Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes participants on a 42.2-kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure through the vibrant streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This double looped course allows you to experience several of Halifax’s main attractions including Citadel Hill, Point Pleasant Park and the beautiful downtown core – twice!
Halifax has gained a reputation for being a little “hill-y” but it’s nothing you can’t handle (We’re sure of it!). You can also find comfort in knowing that the whole city will be cheering you on from the sidelines.
Add the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon to your list of must-do’s, after all, when was the last time you ran UP HILL towards the finish line?
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
The Start line is located on Sackville Street, near the intersection with Queen Street. The finish line is on Brunswick Street, just past Duke Street – near the Town Clock.
The 2017 course for the marathon consists of two loops of the Halifax peninsula.
Please Note: * This route has been measured and certified at 42.2 KM. Distances displayed on route maps may vary slightly due to calculations provided by the mapping software.
The 2017 course is available to watch via video in two versions, we encourage you to watch prior to race day so that you are familiar with the route. Please click here to watch the Short version (9 minutes) or click here to watch Extended version (49 minutes).
To view the Scotiabank Full Marathon route map within your own MapMyRun account or App, and to compare your times with others, bookmark the route after logging into MapMyRun.
A print-friendly version of the route map is available here.
A print-friendly written description of the route is available here.