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Nova Scotia Marathon

Welcome to the 49th Annual Nova Scotia Marathon.


FULL MARATHON start time: 7:30am

HALF MARATHON start time: 7:45am

10K & 6K start time: 8am

The Municipality of Barrington welcomes you to the Lobster Capital of Canada! Located on the beautiful south west shore of Nova Scotia, we are Nova Scotia's most scenic run! 


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

Start time and location

8:00 am on Sunday  for full marathon, half marathon,10 km and the 6km, Sherose Island Recreation Centre, 27 Park Lane, Sherose Island, Barrington Passage.


The full marathon was measured in 2007, using the Jones Counter Method. Certification #NS-2007-119-BDC. (To be updated Spring 2019)
The marathon is a Boston Qualifier
The half marathon was measured in 2010. Certification #NS-2010-068-BDC.The 10 km and 6km are not certified measured distance.


Every runner receives a finishers medal and a performance (moisture wicking) t-shirt; register by May 31st to be guaranteed your shirt size.

Once we have 350 runners you will no longer to be guaranteed to receive your medal on race day. (It will be mailed, please ensure your address is entered correctly.)

Aid Stations

Aid Stations are located approximately every 3 kilometers throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, cut up oranges, chocolate bars, 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. The boxes are located at the registration area, there will be labels and markers available. These boxes will be picked up at 7:30am on race day in order to be delivered to the aid stations just before the race begins. 

Not available for the 6 km.


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


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 Arena, Sherose Island, at 12:30pm. Fish chowder, seafood chowder and a cold plate will be served, with pies & ice cream for dessert. Family and friends are welcome to attend the post race reception.

For those for whom this is their first ever organized Marathon, Half Marathon or 10 km run we have a commemorative mug for you.

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