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Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run

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

The Youth Run has become a family affair, attracting participants 15 years of age and younger of all fitness levels to come out and Giv’er on the streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Participants can choose between two unique distances, 2KM or 4KM, which showcase some of the finest sights in Halifax.

We also offer a Low Sensory 4KM start. For a social story of how to run the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run, click HERE.

The Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run is an untimed event, which ensures that the focus is on what’s most important: being active 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 2024 Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run – after all, more than 3,000 of their peers will be there!

The event includes:

  • race bib
  • Beautifully designed medal
  • Youth shirt
  • Routes with stunning views

PS: Did you know that more than 17,500 kids from 220+ schools in Nova Scotia participate in Kids Run Club each year? Many of those runners show up at the start line at the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run to celebrate their training. Find out more about how your child can stay active all year round with Kids Run Club.

Bring the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run to your community!

The Emera Blue Nose Marathon is thrilled to be expanding to help bring the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run to you! This is a great opportunity for communities where distance prevents youth from attending the in-person event. Imagine your very own local, community-based celebration, encouraging youth to enjoy activity and the great outdoors.

We can’t wait to see youth from across the entire province running in their Finsihed’er Blue Nose shirts and receiving their medals at the end!

If you are a community group interested in hosting a Local Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run, please don’t hesitate to email us at admin@bluenosemarathon.com or call 902-496-1889.

Race Details

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2025

Official Start Time: 10:15 AM 4KM Start; 10:25 AM 2KM Start; 10:30 4KM Low Sensory Start

Official Race Closure Time: 12:00 pm

Distance: 2KM & 4KM

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 where they will be added to the back of the 2KM Run. Course marshals and signage will assist with this process.

Course Information

For a written description of the routes, click HERE.