Nova Scotia Proud and Boston Strong

120 Nova Scotian runners to take part in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon

As marathons go, Boston is the classic. It’s the dream for many and delivers so much to experience – the history, the course, the heartbreak, the sports-crazy spectators, and of course the incredible camaraderie of runners.

This year is the 120th running of Boston. And to mark the occasion, 120 Nova Scotian’s are Boston Bound including 14 fabulous HRC members and many more run club friends. Running from HRC are: Graeme Allardice, Frank Atherton, Maria Chalker, Steve Clouthier, Colleen Drohan, Bruce Gallagher, Paul Gallant, Janet Hawkins, Norma Houston, Leah Jabbour, Morag McDonah, Deb Parker, Denise Robson and Laura Speer.

Boston is the event that sparked the genesis of the Halifax Running Club. After seeing how so many runners from other cities around the world representing and celebrating their home towns, a group of Halifax marathon runners came back from Boston in 2003 inspired to start our club.

HRC's Boston Runners 2003 - Leo Kennedy, Brian McDonah, Tony Armson, Mike Orr, Jennifer Hoyt and Dianne Chiasson

HRC's Boston Runners 2003 - Leo Kennedy, Brian McDonah, Tony Armson, Mike Orr, Jennifer Hoyt and Dianne Chiasson

We wish all of the Nova Scotia runners the best of times and hope you enjoy every step of your marathon Monday. We'll be thinking of you and cheering for you on the course and online.