Nova Scotia Marathon/ Half Marathon and 10km

The Municipality of Barrington holds the annual Nova Scotia Marathon/Half Marathon and 10 Km.

2014 is the 44th Marathon and it is on July 27, 2014. 

The marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

Race Site

Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada. The municipality is located on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia and has a population of approximately 6994. Fishing and retail are industries in our municipality. We welcome you to the Lobster Capital of Canada.

Course

Rural setting on a secondary road, some rolling hills, basically flat route.

Elevation Map (PDF): Marathon Elevation Map

Course map (PDF): Nova Scotia Marathon/Half Marathon and 10km Map

Online at WalkJogRun.net: Nova Scotia Marathon 2013

Start time and location

8:00 am (new start time) for full marathon, half marathon, and the 10 km, Sherose Island Recreation Centre, 27 Park Lane, Sherose Island, Barrington Passage.

Certification

The full marathon was measured in 2007, using the Jones Counter Method. Certification #NS-2007-119-BDC.

The half marathon was measured in 2010. Certification #NS-2010-068-BDC.

The 10 k run is not a certified measured distance.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations are located approximately every 3 kilometers throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, cut up oranges, ice and first aid supplies are provided at each station.

Special drinks

Runners can place special drinks, gels, etc. in boxes for specific aid stations before the start of the race. These boxes will be delivered to the aid stations just before the race begins.

Registration

Registration can be done three ways:

  1. Online at www.atlanticchip.ca 
  2. Download, print and mail/fax Full and Half Marathon Registration and Waiver or 10km Registration and Waiver
  3. In person.

Please make cheques payable to “Barrington Recreation Department”

Mailing address:

Barrington Recreation Department
PO Box 100, Barrington
Nova Scotia, B0w 1E0

Fax: 902-637-2598

Dates and times for in person registration:

Saturday, July 26:           10am to 7pm Barrington Recreation Centre

Sunday, July 27:               7am to 7:45am Barrington Recreation Centre

27 Park Lane, Sherose Island

 

Entry fee (Can. fund) for full and half marathon:

$55 until Saturday, July 26—7 pm

$65 on Sunday, July 27— until 7:45 am

 

Entry fee (Can. Fund) for 10 km:

$30 until Saturday, July 26— 7 pm

$35 on Sunday, July 27— until 7:45 am

Please make cheques payable to “Barrington Recreation Department”

All Run Nova Scotia members will receive a $5 discount.

Race Packets and T-shirts

You can pick up your race packet (Bib, local information,  etc.) and your t-shirt during the in person registration.

Saturday, July 26:           10am to 7pm Barrington Recreation Centre

Sunday, July 27:               7am to 7:45am Barrington Recreation Centre

27 Park Lane, Sherose Island

Facilities

Change rooms, washrooms, showers and a warm up area available in the Barrington Municipal Arena and the Barrington Recreation Centre.

Results

Results will be published after the race to Run Nova Scotia, municipal and recreation department websites, local newspaper, and radio stations. Full marathon results will be forwarded to the Boston Marathon organizers.

Awards and Post Race Reception

The awards will be presented and a reception will be held at the Barrington Municipal Curling Club, Sherose Island, following the event, at 12:30 pm. Fish chowder and seafood chowder will be served, with pies & ice cream for dessert. Family and friends are welcome to attend the post race reception.

Certificates will be available to those who request them at the post race reception. If you cannot attend the reception and wish to have a certificate mailed out to, you must notify us.

Trophies / plaques will be presented to the overall winners. Plaques / medals will be presented to the top three finishers in both male and female categories for the full marathon and the half marathon:

  • youth (18 – 19 yrs. for full marathon) (16 – 19 yrs. for half marathon)
  • open (20 – 39 yrs.)
  • masters (40 – 49 yrs.)
  • senior masters (50 – 59 yrs.)
  • golden masters (60 – 69 yrs.)
  • platinum masters ( over 70 yrs.).

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in both male and female categories for the 10 km

  • youth (12 to 19 yrs.)
  • open (20 –39 yrs.)
  • masters (40 – 49 yrs.)
  • senior masters (50 – 59 yrs.)
  • golden masters (60 – 69 yrs.)
  • platinum (over 70 yrs.).

 

If you are not in attendance, your award(s) will be mailed to you.

 Accommodations and Food

For information on accommodations in the area please click here (it will open in a new window)

Local Restaurants:

  • JB’s Restaurant
  • Paparoni Pizza and Donair
  • McDonald’s
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Ocean Treasures
  • Subway
  • Dan’s Ice Cream Shop
  • Pizza Delight
  • Captain Wayne’s Restaurant
  • The Lobster Shack

For more information on what there is to do while you are on the beautiful South Shore check out Shelburne County’s tourism website

Directions to the Event

Traveling from Yarmouth – follow the Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 30, follow Oak Park Road to Highway no. 3. At the stop sign, turn right. Follow the road to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left for Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

Traveling from Halifax – follow the Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 29, follow Highway no. 3 to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left of Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

Traveling Information

Bay Ferries – Princess of Acadia (from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia)          1-877-762-7245.

Nova Star Cruises – Service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, Maine http://novastarcruises.com/

We are located about three hours from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. There are car rental companies at the airport and there are some shuttle services available.

17 thoughts on “Nova Scotia Marathon/ Half Marathon and 10km

  1. Hi! I’m looking for a marathon to do in Nova Scotia, on my “run a marathon in every Canadian province” quest, and this one looks fabulous! Do you provide all finishers with medals or some momento of the event? I’m not likely to place (average 4:35 time), but I’ll still need a “trophy” for my collection. =) Thanks.

  2. Hi. Is your marathon open to walkers? If so, what is your course time limit? I hope to walk it under 6 hours. Would it be possible to start 1 hour earlier and still get an official time? Thanks!

  3. This race is on my “bucket list.”
    Do you have any idea of the date for 2015?
    I did not know about this year’s race being in July in order to plan vacations…. however, July in Nova Scotia is a fabulous time for a marathon for me. :-) I’d like to plan around it for next summer.

  4. Looking at 2013 results, I saw no finishers for the youth for the marathon event. My daughter, age 15, is an experienced distance runner and wants to do this marathon, can she enter? She is not interested in the half.

  5. There are (2) of us interested in the marathon this year 2014. We would fly into Halifax from Phoenix, AZ but not sure how to get to Barrington from the airport. We are not sure we want to rent a vehicle, would prefer a shuttle, if there is one. Any help would be great. Would love to stay about 4-5 days and check out the whale watching, hopefully we would see them in July.

    Thanks again.

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