Are you up for a challenge?
The Scotiabank Marathon is a Boston Qualifying event that takes participants on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure through the vibrant streets of Halifax, 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.
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?
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
This is a double loop course. Start line is located on Sackville Street, near Queen. Participants will head down Bell Road towards Robie Street. After a loop around the Halifax Commons, participants will head North on Agricola, enjoying the picturesque North End of Halifax. After going DOWN Devonshire Ave, participants will make their way back downtown via Barrington Street, onto Valour Road. From here, participants will continue onto Upper Water Street, Hollis street and eventually, Inglis Street where they will begin their descent on Point Pleasant Park where they will spend approximately 4KM enjoying the sights and sounds of this wooded park. From here, participants will run back towards the start line area, and do this loop again once more. The second time, participants will head back from the park towards Sackville street and turn right onto Cogswell Street to approach the finish on Brunswick Street in front of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
A print-friendly written description of the route is available here.
A print-friendly version of the route map is available here.
The course is certified at 42.195KM and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.