Registration

I registered for one race and want to switch to another, what do I do?

Please return to your Race Roster account and change your race information to the race of your choice. There is a fee of $1.95 to transfer to another race.  If you are transferring to a higher race distance (for example: 5KM to 10KM) you will need to pay the race price difference at time of transfer. If you wish to transfer your race registration to another person, please follow the same process. Refunds do not apply. PLEASE NOTE, ONLINE TRANSFERS CLOSE MIDNIGHT APRIL 27, 2020.

After April 27th, all transfer requests will occur on race weekend at the Transfer Desk within the Race Kit Pick Up area on Friday oe Saturday. Transfers cannot be processed on Sunday morning.

Applicable transfer fees will apply on race weekend; $10 for transferring down in race distance or person to person transfer and $15 to transfer up in race distance.

If I have to cancel my registration, what is the process?

Contact the Blue Nose Office to advise us of your decision. This notice must occur before 5:00 p.m. ADT, Tuesday, May 12th 2020. The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will automatically “carry forward” the participant’s cancelled registration into the next race year! The Blue Nose is proud to provide this NO SWEAT REGISTRATION POLICY in lieu of refunds to current year registration fees.

You can contact the Office by email at admin@bluenosemarathon.com or telephone at 902. 496.1889 during normal business hours. Registrations after 5:00 pm ADT Tuesday, May 12th are not eligible for the No Sweat Policy. If you would like to reactivate your registration simply contact the Scotiabank Blue Nose Office.

Note:

Blue Nose is proud to be one of only a few races that offer registration deferment to future years. However, as a non-profit, we must find a way to recover out-of-pocket costs to order items for each runner in two separate years (i.e. t-shirts, medals, bibs and chips).

Please note there will be a modest fee of $17.50 + HST for all adult no sweat registrants and a $7.50 +HST fee will be charged for re-initiating a youth-run registration.  We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back!

Don’t forget, you can also take advantage of the Transfer Option noted above.

General

During the race, will there be a secure area where I can leave my personal belongings?

Yes, there will be a secure ‘bag storage area’.  The bag storage services will open at 7:00 am Saturday, May 16th for the 5KM participants and closes at 10:00 am. The bag storage services will open at 6:00 am Sunday, May 17th. Upon returning to the Celebration Zone, come see us again to retrieve your bag. Please bring ONLY ONE bag for storage as space is limited. Sorry, no bag storage is available for the Youth Run on Saturday, May 16th.

Are pets, child strollers and other equipment allowed on the race route?

To ensure our race events are safe for all participants, please note that baby joggers and strollers, baby backpacks/carriers, pets (whether on or off leash), roller blades, inline skates, scooters, skateboards, rickshaws and bicycles will not be permitted on the race route. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification.

Please Note: We only permit strollers and baby joggers, backpacks/ carriers in the 2KM Youth Run. However, for safety reasons, these participants must position themselves at the back of the 2KM start line by entering a separate chute on Brunswick St.

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

I only registered to run, but now I want to raise money for a charity. Is it too late?

You can still fundraise! Set up a personalized fundraising page by:

  • Log into your RaceRoster Account
  • On your Dashboard there is a place to join a team, simply click, choose your charity and create your fundraising page.

Should I create a Fundraising Team? How do I set up or join a Fundraising Team?

Fundraising Teams should only be created for a charity if separate tracking is required, or if you would like to fundraise with your family or friends. All donations, whether you fundraise as an individual or as part of a team, will be directed to your charity of choice.

To set up a fundraising team:

  • Log into your RaceRoster Account
  • On your Dashboard there is a place to join or create a team, simply click, choose your team name (the team captain needs to set this up) and create your fundraising page.

How do I get a pledge form?

Please contact your Charity for a pledge form.

How do I make a donation to a Charity?

  1. Select a charity from the list of Official Charities
  2. Click on the Donate button

How do I change my email address on my fundraising page?

Log into your RaceRoster Account, on your Dashboard, there is a place to edit your registration information, simply click on edit and make your changes.

 

Who do I contact for support?

Please contact your charity representative, or for further assistance, contact:

Darren Brackley at charitychallenge@bluenosemarathon.com or 902.237.6465

Can I use Facebook to ask my family and friends to donate to my campaign?

Yes, you can link them to your fundraising page by simply copying the URL for the page into your message on Facebook. HOWEVER please be warned that Facebook will ask after you posted the link if you want to ask your Facebook friends to support you and you need to say no or decline as they (Facebook) have their own fundraising platform and people would be donating to Facebook’s platform. This will create a big problem. So again post your link on your home page but do not click on Ask friends to donate button even though it seems intuitively the correct thing to do.

How do I make a donation to an Individual or a Team?

Click Here and select donate to a team or individual from the menu on the left.

Youth Run

Are there age limits for the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run?

The Youth Run is open to children and youth 15 years and under as long as the parent feels they can complete the run distance (2KM or 4KM). Youth 16 and older are encouraged to register for the 5KM unless there are special circumstances.

Can I run the 4KM event though I registered for the 2KM?

Yes. Participants are asked to indicate their run distance when registering but can make their final decision regarding distance on the day of the event.

Can I run with my child?

We recognize that for safety, age, or other requirements, an adult may want to run with their child and we leave this to the parent/guardian’s discretion. If there are no special requirements, we encourage adults to cheer for all youth run participants from the sidelines.

Please note: parents who accompany their children on the run DO NOT REGISTER AS A RUNNER, however will have to complete a form within their child’s registration profile. The adult will receive a event bib to be worn while on the course, however, do not receive a T-shirt or medal.

Nobody is permitted on the race course without an official event bib.

Volunteering

If for some reason I need to change or cancel the shift I signed up for, who do I contact?

Please contact your Volunteer Coordinator as outlined in your confirmation email or reach out to volunteer@bluenosemarathon.com

I forget what job(s) and shift(s) I am volunteering for. How can I find that out?

Visit the Blue Nose Marathon volunteer website and click on “Volunteers”. Our registration software allows you to email your assignments back to yourself by selecting the “Already Volunteering? Check your status” button.

Where can I pick-up my transit pass?

During race weekend, Volunteers may use their volunteer bibs to ride Halifax Transit free of charge. These can be picked up at the Volunteer Centre upon check-in. Please note bibs are non-transferrable and are valid from Friday, May 16th to Sunday, May 18th 2020.

Will there be a place to store my belongings?

Yes, for volunteers working within the venue there will be a secure area at the Volunteer Centre. Please bring only one bag for storage as space is limited. Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon however is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If I have any questions leading up to Blue Nose weekend, who can I contact?

Your Volunteer Coordinator’s information can be found in the email confirmation you received after signing up. If you cannot reach your Coordinator, send an email to volunteer@bluenosemarathon.com.