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Purple Cow 5KM

Join thousands of participants at the Purple Cow 5KM start line and prepare for a highly memorable experience. No other event in Atlantic Canada offers a more captivating, challenging, and exciting 5KM race, but you must experience it for yourself.

This event, which falls on Saturday morning, is a thrill from start to finish. Run, walk or wheel the beautiful city of Halifax and experience it from a new perspective with spectators cheering you on every step of the way.

New to running? This is the perfect start.

Experienced runner? Why not Giv’er twice with the Double Up! Join the 5KM on Saturday, then GIV’ER again on Sunday. Twice the run is twice the fun!

The event includes:

  • Chip-timed race
  • Personalized race bib
  • Beautifully designed medal
  • Participant shirt
  • Routes with stunning views

Race Details

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2025

Official Start Time: 8:00 AM

Distance: 5KM

Course Information

For an interactive map of the route showcasing key course information, click HERE.

For a written description of the route, click HERE.