Races & Events

Road Race Series

Open to all members of Run Nova Scotia

Every year, Run Nova Scotia helps to support road races around the province.

One aspect of that is the Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series. This is our core series that offers races from one mile to the marathon, in locations from Yarmouth to Louisbourg.
The Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series races are open to all comers—elite athletes to the weekend warriors, Run Nova Scotia members and non-members alike. Each race is there for all to experience the thrill of participation and the joy of crossing the finish line.

Current Races

Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series

Event NameEvent DateLocationWebsite
Run Our ShoreSaturday, May 6, 2023Brooklyn Queens County NSRace Website
Michelin Tire TrotSaturday, June 10, 2023Bridgewater NSRace Website
Lunenburg World Heritage Site 5k Road RaceSunday, June 11, 2023Lunenburg, NS, CanadaRace Website
Ulnooweg Summer Solstice RunSaturday, June 17, 2023Millbrook, Nova ScotiaRace Website
Nova Scotia MarathonSunday, July 23, 2023Municipality of BarringtonRace Website
Nasty Nuttby Killer 5kSaturday, July 29, 2023NuttbyRace Website
MACPASS MilesSunday, August 6, 2023A one-mile race across the Macdonald Bridge in HalifaxRace Website
Dartmouth Natal Day Road RacesMonday, August 7, 202361 Dundas Street, DartmouthRace Website
27th Annual Louisbourg Race Through Time - 8 Mile RaceSaturday, August 12, 2023Fortress LouisbourgRace Website
Middleton Heart RunSunday, August 13, 2023MiddletonRace Website
Annapolis Royal 5KSunday, August 20, 2023Annapolis RoyalRace Website
Cobequid Trail RunSunday, August 27, 202336 Arthur Street, TruroRace Website
Berwick Gala Days 5 Mile Road RaceSunday, September 3, 2023BerwickRace Website
Kicking PancreAS 5kmSaturday, October 14, 2023Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaRace Website
Cape Breton Fiddlers Run - 5KSunday, October 22, 202312 Ortona Drive, SydneyRace Website
Cape Breton Fiddlers Run - FullSunday, October 22, 202312 Ortona Drive, SydneyRace Website
YMCA Trick or Treat TrotSaturday, October 28, 202375 High Street, Bridgewater, NSRace Website

Point accumulation

Members who participate in the Road Race Series are awarded points based on their finish position relative to other Run Nova Scotia members in their age and gender class.

That’s right: if you’re a 63-year-old man, you’re not competing against 22-year-old women for points!

photo of runners at a Run Nova Scotia event

Here’s how point accumulation works:

Each Run Nova Scotia member is scored within his or her specific age category, as listed below.

Females and males are scored separately.

Points are awarded in the age categories as follows: 1st place – 55 points; 2nd place – 49 points; 3rd place – 48 points; 4th place – 47 points and so on, down to 1 point for 50th place and beyond.

Each runner’s final year-end points are based on his or her best nine finishes.

To qualify for a year-end award, runners must finish at least four races, or finish three races and volunteer at a race.

For people who race often, the best eight finishes will be used to calculate points for the year. That means members can run in seven races and volunteer at one to get the eight races.

Volunteer often! However, we have ruled that a maximum of 60 volunteer points can be awarded to each person per year.

Awards are presented to the top five males and females in each age category at the year-end banquet in November.

In the event of a tie, positions will be decided by the results of head-to-head competitions. If a tie still results, positions will then be decided by average pace per race.

Age categories:

(Based on each runner’s age as of December 31 in the current race year)

Aunder 20J60-64

Races base their age winners on this system:

Openall participants
Senior Masters50-59
Golden Masters60-69
Platinum Masters70-79
Titanium Masters80-89
Rhodium Masters90-99

The Fine Print

The Road Race Series is open to all 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.

Any necessary tiebreakers will be broken by head-to-head results for any Road Race Series events that both athletes competed in.

Age categories are based on the athlete’s age at year-end of the race season in question.

Scoring is based on gun time results.