Blue Nose Marathon
|Blue Nose Marathon|
|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Established||2004, 17 years ago|
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.
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.
|Course map of full marathon in 2020|
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. All seven events start and finish at the same points, with different courses to accommodate the seven distances.
Each race has its own sponsor each year, current sponsors include:
- Scotiabank (Full Marathon)
-  Marathon Team Relay
- Half Marathon
- BOYNECLARKE LLP (15KM)
- GoodLife Fitness (10 km)
- Lifemark (5 km)
- Doctors of Nova Scotia (Youth Run)
- Race Distances
- Full Marathon Course Description Archived February 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Blue Nose Sponsors