Nova Scotia Marathon

Sea Me Run 2021

NEW ***Nova Scotia Marathon Postponed to July 25, 2021***

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis and impact on our community, the 2020 Nova Scotia Marathon Committee has made the extremely difficult decision to postpone the event to July 25, 2021.  

The Nova Scotia Marathon, which serves as a Boston qualifying event, was due to celebrate it’s 50th year this July and excitement was high in expectation of hundreds of athletes from all over the world taking part. In addition to runners participating, families and friends of participants are welcomed to our beautiful region.  With the possibility of some travel restrictions still being in place in July along with the impact to our community resources such as sponsors and volunteers, the committee felt that postponing the race a full year would best ensure being able to provide a quality event.

A communication has gone out to all registered participants and while deferrals of registration to next year is very much appreciated, refunds are also offered, understanding many are experiencing economic hardship. Registration is currently paused while we get this information out but will reopen for July 25, 2021 by this Friday.

The Nova Scotia Marathon Committee is extremely grateful for all the support of the Municipality of Barrington as well as its very generous community sponsors. This event would not be possible without all the businesses, organizations, volunteers and supporters as well as the wonderful running community. We look forward to welcoming our race runners and visitors next July and until then, please give a friendly wave or beep when you see a neighborhood runner; they are the champions bringing this event to our community.

For further information, please contact the Barrington Municipal Recreation Department: , 902-637-2015

Please follow our Facebook Page at for event updates and information.

Please return to this page as it is updated with 2021 race informatiion and registration details. 

For current information and updates on the response to COVID-19, please visit


Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Marathon postponement

  1. Can I keep my registration until next year?   Definitley! Once we get the administrative taks completed around refunds, we will send you a confirmation of registration for the 2021 Nova Scotia Marathon. If you wish to change events, please send the request to   
  2. Will you still hold the virtual race? The committee considered different options but with our current restrictions local runners would have difficulty participating even in a virtual race. We are looking forward to celebrating the full roster of events as part of the 50th celebration next July.
  3. Is sponsorship of the event still open? We can accept sponsorship anytime and would be happy to discuss options. The Nova Scotia Marathon Committee is extremely grateful for all the support of its very generous community sponsors. This event would not be possible without your support and we sincerely appreciate your donation. We will honour all commitments made to our sponsors in 2021 and continue to promote your organization in our event marketing and communications.  

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!

We are a Boston Qualifing Run!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


2020 Nova Scotia Marathon - July 26th, 2020 - 50th Anniversary!

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.


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.

Start time and location

starting location7:15 am for the full marathon
7:30 am for the half marathon
7:45am for the 10 km
8:00am for the 6 km

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

Race Kits

Race Kits can be picked up July 25th 12:00 am - 7:00 pm and July 26th 6:00am - 7:00am


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 2010. Certification #NS-2010-068-BDC.

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


Every runner receives a performance (moisture wicking) t-shirt; register by May 31st to be guaranteed your shirt size.

Every runner receives a finishers medal.

 Stay tuned for swag updates

Aid Stations

aid stationAid Stations are located approximately every 3 kilometers throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, cut up oranges, chocolate bars, and first aid supplies are provided at each station.

Special drinks

Runners can place special drinks, gels, etc. in boxes for specific aid stations before the start of the race. The boxes are located at the registration area, there will be labels and markers available. These boxes will be picked up at 7:00 am on race day in order to be delivered to the aid stations just before the race begins.


  • Registration for 2020 is open at Race Roster
  • By phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239
  • Phone in registration ends on July 24th at 4pm and online registration ends July 25th at 7:00 pm.
  • Please note that there will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Saturday July 25th at 7pm.

Please make cheques payable to: Barrington Municipal Recreation Department


Until March 31st 2020

Marathon: $75
Half Marathon: $65
10 km: $55
6 km: $40

April 1st 2020 - July 25th 2020

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

MEDAL ONLY OPTION - you will receive a discount off your registration.

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

All Run Nova Scotia members recieve a $5 discount - a promo code was sent out through Run Nova Scotia.

pdf Read our Refund Policy Here (254 KB)


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. 902-637-2015 ext 239

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


Change rooms, washrooms, showers and a warm up area available in the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena


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

awardsThe awards presentation and reception will begin at 12 noon.

The awards and the reception will be held at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena. Seafood chowder, fish chowder or cold plate will be served.

You can get your certificates from race roster.

For those for whom this is their first ever organized Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km run, we have a commemorative mug for you.

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 25th and can be reserved by calling 902-637-2015 ext 239 or during registration through Race Roster. There is a limit of 4 people per campsite. The campsite costs $20.

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 902-637-2903.

Find more Accommodations here

Local Restaurants

  • Capt. Kat's Lobster Shack
  • JB’s Restaurant
  • McDonald’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • Ocean Treasures
  • Subway
  • Dan’s Ice Cream Shop
  • Pizza Delight
  • Lotus Garden
  • Route 330
  • West Head Take Out
  • Anchor's Away Family Restuarant

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

Directions to the Event

Traveling from Yarmouth – follow the 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.

Traveling from Halifax – follow the 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.

Traveling Information

  • Bay Ferries – Princess of Acadia (from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia) - 1-877-762-7245.
  • Bay Ferries – Service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, Maine -
  • We are located about three hours from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. There are car rental companies at the airport and there are some shuttle services available.
  • pdf Transportation Services (227 KB)

There will be a spagetti Supper, Saturday, July 25th, 6pm, at the Sandy Wicken memorial Arena, Donations welcomed.

Refund/Deferral/Transfer Policy

Dowload here (opens as a PDF)


2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ken Chetwynd

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ralph Saulnier

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Results Here