About HRC

Founded in 2004, the Halifax Running Club was started by a group of individuals who wanted to create an organization to offer a sense of camaraderie, motivation and team spirit for runners in the Halifax area. 

Today, we offer runners a friendly and supportive place to connect with a larger group, find a running or pace buddy, and train to achieve a PB in the next big race whether it’s a 10K, Half or Full Marathon. Our members run the gamut from serious elite runners to recreational casual runners. We even have a couple of ‘retired’ runners who’ve traded in their sneakers for bikes.

We offer weekly runs including a Sunday run with post-run coffee and bagel social, member discounts, club gear, socials and a number of other running events through the year. 

Who runs the club?
Our members do. Here’s how it works. The Halifax Running Club is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act and administered by a group of member volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors. From our awesome Board volunteers, members take on club officer roles. These roles include: President and Vice-President Treasurer and Secretary. Members of the Board of Directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting. Find out more about our Governance

Our Club Executive – 2019/2020

  • Micheline McWhirter, president

  • Morag McDonah, treasurer

  • Randall Hipson, secretary

Our Mission
The Halifax Running Club is an athletic and a social organization dedicated to the promotion of running and to creating a network of runners for companionship, training, and motivation. Members may vary in abilities from beginner joggers to competitive marathoners. The Club and its members strive to foster an environment of fellowship and goodwill and exemplify the key attributes of being friendly, professional, and morally supportive of other individuals' goals and achievements. We seek to inspire and encourage all people to pursue an active, health promoting lifestyle.