Nova Scotia Marathon






We can't wait to SEA you RUN in 2022! 

The Municipality of Barrington welcomes you to the Lobster Capital of Canada! Located on the beautiful south west shore of Nova Scotia we are Nova Scotia's most scenic run! You'll love the rural setting, coastal views and a relatively flat route while enjoying the ocean breeze. The Nova Scotia Marathon offers four distances along the gorgeous coast line, is a Boston Qualifying Marathon and is on the Run Nova Scotia circuit. Are you ready to say SEA ME RUN?

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2022 Nova Scotia Marathon - July 24th, 2022



Race Site

Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada. The municipality is located on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia and has a population of approximately 6994. Fishing and retail are industries in our municipality. We welcome you to the Lobster Capital of Canada.



  • Registration for 2022 is open at Race Roster 
  • By phone: 902-905-0328
  • Online registration ends July 21 at 4:00 pm.
  • Please note that there will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Thursday, July 21 at 4 pm.



  • Marathon: $85
  • Half Marathon: $75
  • 10 km: $65
  • 6 km: $50

VIRTUAL RUN - $35 (plus the cost of shipping) - includes a bib, t-shirt and medal



Every runner receives a performance (moisture wicking) t-shirt; register by April 8th to be guaranteed your shirt size.

Every runner receives a finisher's medal.

Stay tuned for swag updates



marathon routeThe marathon route is in a rural setting on a secondary road. The route contains some rolling hills but is basically a flat route. There will be ropes placed on the ground with 6-foot spacing marked on the ropes to ensure physical distance.

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Start time and location

starting location7 am for the full marathon
7:30 am for the half marathon
8:00 am for the 10 km
8:30am for the 6 km

12 Park Lane, Barrington NS
Approximately: 43°32'08.3"N 65°35'53.0"W

 Full & Half Marathon Participants should arrive no later then 6:45am. Full Marathon participants can proceed to the start line. Half Marathon participants should remain in their vehicle until 7:15am before proceeding to the start line.10KM & 6KM Participants should arrive between 7:35am and 7:50am 10KM participants can proceed to the start line. 6KM participants should remain in their vehicle until 8:15am before proceeding to the start line.

 Please give yourself extra time to arrive at Sherose Island, park, or drop off, and prepare to go to the start area. Please do not begin lining up until 15 minutes before your event start time.  Practice distancing and respect others’ space. Please use extreme caution when arriving on Sherose Island when there is another race starting, or about to start.

Shuttle service will be available for runners to return to the start area. 


COVID-19 still provides many uncertainties in event planning. We will continue to communicate information as it affects the event and participants. To stay up-to-date with general COVID-19 information and updates, please visit

Race Kits

A requirement of the Nova Scotia Marathon is advanced race kit pick up times. You must pick up your own race kit. Kits can be picked up at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena (12 Park Lane, Barrington):

Friday July 22nd 4:00pm until 7:00pm

Saturday July 23rd 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm


Kits can be picked up at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena (12 Park Lane, Barrington)

There will be curbside pick-up available for participants who are not comfortable coming indoors. There will be signage outside that will indicate a number to text for pick-up.

Pick up will be at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - 12 Park Lane, Barrington


The full marathon was measured in 2019, using the Jones Counter Method.

The half marathon was measured in 2021. Certification #NS-2021-005-BDC

The 6 km & 10 km runs are not certified measured distances.


Aid Stations

aid stationAid Stations are located approximately every 3 kilometres throughout the course. Water, Gatorade (at some stations), first aid supplies are provided at each station. 



We follow the guidelines from Athletics Canada for what distances ages can run.
Disagreements with this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Race Director. 902-905-0328

  • 6 km - 12 years old
  • 10 km - 14 years old
  • 21.1 km - 16 years old
  • 42.2 km - 18 years old


 Washrooms are available in the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, the recreation Centre and the ballfield. 


resultsResults will be published after the race to Run Nova Scotia, municipal website, local newspaper, and radio stations. Full marathon results will be forwarded to the Boston Marathon organizers.

Awards and Post Race Reception

Awards and a reception will be hosted at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Sherose Island. Reception will begin at 11:00am with fish chowder, seafood chowder or a cold plate served along with cookies for dessert. We welcome family and friends to attend the post race reception..


Certificates will be available through Race Roster/ Atlantic Chip

Accommodations and Food

Sea Me Camp

We now have a limited number of campsites available by the start line!

Campsites are available for one night, July 23rd and can be reserved by calling 902-905-0328 or during registration through Race Roster. There is a limit of 4 people per campsite. The campsite costs $30.

You must bring your own tent/RV, we do not have any available for rent.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation call 902-905-0328

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Local Restaurants

For more information on what there is to do while you are on the beautiful South Shore check out Nova

Directions to the Event

Travelling from Yarmouth – follow Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 30, follow Oak Park Road to Highway no. 3. At the stop sign, turn right. Follow the road to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left for Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

Travelling from Halifax – follow Highway no. 103 to Barrington, take exit 29, follow Highway no. 3 to the Sherose Island sign. Turn left of Sherose Island. Drive less than 1 k and turn left (uphill) at the Recreation Complex sign.

There will be a spagetti Supper, Saturday, July 24th, 6 pm, at the Sandy Wicken memorial Arena, Donations welcomed. This service is dependent on current COVID prevention rules and practices. 

Refund/Deferral/Transfer Policy

After registering for the 2022 Nova Scotia Marathon you may cancel your registration up until April 22 with full refund (except for Race Roster admin fees).After April 22 you may switch to the Virtual Series. In doing so, if you require shipping that is above the cost of your race registration then you must pay the additional shipping cost or make arrangements for on-site kit pick up.

Transfers, selling bibs or giving your bib to another individual is NOT permitted.  All participants MUST be registered participants of the event. This has always been the case for insurance purposes, the timing of participants and more. 

2021 Results

2021 Click here to head to Atlantic Chip and select your distance.