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 NameDistance(s)Event DateLocationWebsite
Bee Hive Fives5K, 5.25 MilesSaturday, April 27, 2024Port WilliamsRace Website
Michelin Tire Trot5KSaturday, June 1, 2024BridgewaterRace Website
Lunenburg World Heritage Site 5K Road Race and Muffin Run5KSunday, June 9, 2024LunenburgRace Website
Johnny Miles Running Event5K, 10K, Half MarathonSunday, June 16 2024New GlasgowRace Website
Ulnooweg Summer Solstice Run5K
(Note: The 10K is not part
of the Road Race Series)
Saturday, June 22, 2024MillbrookRace Website
Dick Beazley Memorial Six-Mile Race
and
The Arnold Robertson Two-Mile Race
6 Mile, 2 MileMonday, July 1, 2024HantsportComing Soon
Run for the Lobster5KSunday, July 7, 2024PictouRace Website
Nova Scotia Marathon6K, 10K, Half Marathon,
Full Marathon
Sunday, July 21, 2024BarringtonRace Website
Nasty Nuttby Killer 5K5KSaturday, July 27, 2024NuttbyRace Website
MACPASS Miles1 MileSunday, August 4, 2024DartmouthRace Website
Dartmouth Natal Day Road Races2 Mile, 6 MileMonday, August 5, 2024DartmouthComing Soon
Middleton Heart Run5K, 10K, Half MarathonSunday, August 11, 2024MiddletonRace Website
28th Annual Louisbourg Race Through Time8 MileSaturday, August 17, 2024LouisbourgComing Soon
Annapolis Royal 5K5KSunday, August 18, 2024Annapolis RoyalRace Website
Cobequid Trail Run5K, 10K, Half MarathonSunday, August 25, 2024TruroComing Soon
Berwick Gala Days 5 Mile Road Race5 MileSunday, September 1, 2024BerwickRace Website
Kicking PancreAS 5K5KSaturday, October 5, 2024DartmouthRace Website
Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon5K, 10K, Half Marathon,
Full Marathon
Sunday, October 20, 2024SydneyRace Website
YMCA Trick or Treat Trot5KSaturday, October 26, 2024BridgewaterComing Soon

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 five races, or finish four races and volunteer at two races.

For people who race often, the best eight race finishes will be used to calculate points for the year. Runners can also finish seven races and volunteer at two to get maximum points.

Volunteer often! A maximum of 60 volunteer points can be awarded to each person per year. Each race you volunteer at will earn you 30 volunteer points to the maximum of 60.

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
B20-24K65-69
C25-29L70-74
D30-34M75-79
E35-39N80-84
F40-44O85-89
G45-49P90-94
H50-54Q95-99
I55-59

Races base their age winners on this system:

Openall participants
Masters40-49
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.