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Popsicle Run

It’s time to run like you’re a kid again… Before chip-timing technology, races used a popsicle stick method, which, for those who are unfamiliar, was a manual form of timing runners whereby each finisher was handed a popsicle stick as they finished. The numbered popsicle stick indicated the finishing place and finishing times were recorded […]

Night Owl

Hoot! Hoot! Calling all night owls, this race is for you. The Night Owl 5KM is a family-friendly running/walking event that occurs…you guessed it… at night. In its inaugural year and with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, this run took place on Saturday, March 27th* at Point Pleasant Park. The next Night Owl will take […]

Double Up

Are you ready for the ULTIMATE race weekend experience? Look no further than the Double UP – your only opportunity to earn TWO medals at the Emera Blue Nose Marathon by doublin’ up your races! Join the Purple Cow 5KM start line on Saturday morning, then GIV’ER on Sunday in your race of choice! Choose […]

Myles Club

The Emera Blue Nose Marathon has been running for 20 years – and we are proud to introduce you to the Myles Club. A club created to recognize the efforts and commitment of people who have participated in our event for 15 years. They have been with us every step of the way. Neither rain, […]

Parking Bans

Click HERE for a print-friendly version of weekend parking bans.   Wondering where to park? If you’re in need of parking locations, here are some options: Impark Parking Provider North End Halifax Downtown Halifax Scotia Square Parkade  

Race Weekend Info

Are you ready to GIV’ER? Did you know that 2024 marks the celebration of the 21st Annual Emera Blue Nose Marathon? In 2004, we hit the ground running and welcomed 3,500 people to the start line of the first-ever Blue Nose Marathon. Now, 20 years later, we’ve welcomed more than 100,000 people to our start […]

Nutrition Tips

Fueling Your Run: Nutrition and Hydration for Runners Rebecca Robar, In-store Dietitian Halifax Running can be an excellent way to keep our minds and our bodies healthy and fit. While physical activity plays an important role in health, what we fuel our bodies with will determine how well we perform. Good hydration and foods rich […]

Virtual Run

Run here…. Run there…. Run anywhere! Many of our races – the Emera Blue Nose Marathon, the Night Owl, and the Valley Harvest Marathon – can be completed virtually. From your own front step, the cottage, overseas, WHEREVER, your virtual event can be completed from any location you choose. On the road, on the trail […]

2025 Blue Nose Marathon Expo

Show Dates Friday, May 16, 2025 Saturday, May 17, 2025 Location Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1M2 Free Entrance Open to participants and the larger public. Info The Blue Nose Marathon Expo presented by Subaru is the first stop for EVERYONE participating in the Emera Blue Nose Marathon weekend. This inspiring two-day […]

Sponsorship Inquiries

Since 2004, the Emera Blue Nose Marathon has remained THE signature running/walking event in Halifax, welcoming Spring and kicking off the Atlantic Canadian race season. We continuously look for leading organizations that share similar values; inclusivity, healthy living, active lifestyles, and community impact, to help elevate the experience year after year. Blue Nose Marathon represents […]