Blue Nose Marathon

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Blue Nose Marathon
Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon Logo.jpg
Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Logo
DateMay
LocationHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorScotiabank
Established2004, 17 years ago
Official sitehttp://www.bluenosemarathon.com/

The Blue Nose Marathon is a charity road marathon that has been held each spring in Halifax since 2004. The race is currently sponsored by Scotiabank, as the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon.

This marathon is a standard length at 26 miles (42.2 kilometers). Since its inception, abbreviated runs are also available including a Youth run (2k and 4K), 5 km, 10 km, and 1/2 marathon (21.1 km), each sponsored by different local sponsors.[1]

History[edit]

The marathon was first held in 2004.

In 2005, despite unexpected heavy rain and strong winds, officials were able to reroute the course to avoid dangerous areas, such as a bridge crossing and flooded areas, and started the race with only a one-hour delay.[2]

The 2020 in-person edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.[3]

Course[edit]

External image
image icon Course map of full marathon in 2020[4]
Blue Nose Marathon in 2016

Set within the Halifax-Dartmouth city confines, the Blue Nose Marathon includes a path around Lake Banook and Lake Micmac, crossing Halifax's Macdonald Bridge, and a run through Point Pleasant Park on the south-end Halifax peninsula.[5] All seven events start and finish at the same points, with different courses to accommodate the seven distances.

Sponsors[edit]

Each race has its own sponsor each year, current sponsors include:[6]

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Coordinates: 44°38′42″N 63°34′43″W / 44.6450°N 63.5786°W / 44.6450; -63.5786