Race & Events

Performance Series

Nine races. Three distances. Fast times.

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Brought you by Dr. Jeff Ratushny, this series offers competition and camaraderie for runners looking for a challenge.

Compete in the 5K, 10K, and 21.1K distances. The runners–male and female (19 years+)–with the fastest combined time from races at each distance win.
To qualify, 2024 Run Nova Scotia members need to run at least one race at each distance (i.e., one of each eligible 5K, 10K and 21.1K of the below listed events. Prize money is on the line.

Current Races

Run Nova Scotia Performance Series

RaceDateDistanceLocationWebsite
Lunenburg World Heritage Site 5KSunday, June 09, 20245KLunenburgRace Website
Ulnooweg Summer Solstice RunSaturday, June 22, 20245KMillbrookRace Website
Nova Scotia MarathonSunday, July 21, 202410KBarrington PassageRace Website
Nova Scotia MarathonSunday, July 21, 2024Half MarathonBarrington PassageRace Website
Dartmouth Natal Day Road RacesMonday, August 5, 20246 Mile (time will be adjusted to 10K)DartmouthComing Soon
Annapolis Royal 5KSunday, August 18, 20245KAnnapolis RoyalRace Website
Cobequid Trail RunSunday, August 25, 202410KTruroComing Soon
Cobequid Trail RunSunday, August 25, 2024Half MarathonTruroComing Soon
Cape Breton Fiddlers RunSunday, October 20, 2024Half MarathonSydneyRace Website

See where you rank. Push yourself to the limit. Set a new personal best.

Prizes

Performance Series Prize Breakdown

CategoryPlacePrize
Open1st$650
Open2nd$450
Open3rd$350
Open4th$250
Open5th$200
40-49 Masters1st$200
50-59 Senior Masters1st$200
60-69 Golden Masters1st$200
70+ Platinum Masters1st$200
Youth Performance Series *1st2025 Run Nova Scotia membership & Gift Certificate
Random draw **NA2025 Run Nova Scotia membership & Gift Certificate

* The Youth Performance Series category is intended for runners 18 years of age or younger. To compete in the Youth Performance Series, young runners must complete two of the three 5K races in the Youth Performance Series. The 5K events in the 2024 Youth Performance Series are: Lunenburg World Heritage Site 5K; Ulnooweg Summer Solstice Run and Annapolis Royal 5K. The Youth Performance Series winners (one each male and female) are the runners with the fastest cumulative time across their two 5K races. The overall Youth Performance Series winners receive a complimentary Run Nova Scotia membership for the subsequent membership year and a gift certificate.

** To be eligible for the random draw, participants must have met the requirements of the performance series, but did not win prize money.

Get ready for the Run Nova Scotia Performance Series and Youth Performance Series!

The Fine Print

The Performance Series is open to all current members of Run Nova Scotia. Prospective members will have a period of seven days after a race to join Run Nova Scotia and have their race result count towards the series. For example, to have a May 2nd race result count toward the member’s combined total time, the individual would need to be a confirmed member by May 9th.

Prize money for open athletes is open to all ages. If an individual collects money from the open prize pool, they become ineligible to qualify for age group prizing. Age categories are based on the athlete age at year-end of the race season in question.

If there is a tie in total combined time, the tie will be broken by head to head results in any races on the Performance Series that both racers finished. If this measure is insufficient to break the tie, the racer’s 10K time will be used.

For purposes of the Performance Series, a time conversion factor will be used to convert Natal Day 6 Miler results to a 10K equivalent time.

If a runner has not completed at least one 5K, one 10K (or equivalent), and one eligible half marathon from the Run Nova Scotia Performance Series, they are ineligible for prizing.

Scoring is based on Gun Time results.