Are you up for a challenge?
The Scotiabank Marathon is a Boston Qualifying event that takes participants on a 42.2-kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure through the vibrant streets of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This course allows you to experience several of Halifax’s main attractions on foot, including Citadel Hill, Point Pleasant Park and the beautiful downtown core, as well as the charming streets of downtown Dartmouth after a scenic trip over the Macdonald bridge.
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 Marathon to your list of must-do’s, after all, when was the last time you ran UP HILL towards the finish line?
Ready to Giv’er? Giv’er Twice! Warm up with the 5 KM on Saturday afternoon before running the full marathon on Sunday. Twice the run is twice the fun!
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
Start line is located on Sackville Street, near Queen. 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.