Nova Scotia Marathon

Sea Me Run 2021

The 50th Annual Nova Scotia Marathon will be held on July 25th, 2021!

The 2021 marathon is scheduled for July 25th, 2021. However, COVID-19 stil provides many uncertainties in event planning. We will be updating all participants as the race comes closer. If you would like to know COVID-19 information and updates, please visit

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!

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2021 Nova Scotia Marathon - July 25th, 2021 - 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  - you will be provided an appointed time for pick up that works with your schedule. 


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 April 8th 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, 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. This service is dependent on current COVID prevention rules and practices. 


  • Registration for 2021 is open at Race Roster 
  • By phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239
  • online registration ends July 24th at 7:00 pm.
  • Please note that there will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Saturday July 24th at 7pm.

Please make cheques payable to: Barrington Municipal Recreation Department


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

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.


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. This service is dependent on current COVID prevention rules and practices. 


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, and Abbott World Marathon Majors qualifier organizers.

Awards and Post Race Reception

awardsThe awards presentation and reception will begin at 12pm noon. This service is dependent on current COVID prevention rules and practices. 

The awards and the reception will be held at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena. Seafood chowder, fish chowder or cold plate will be served. However, thsi may change due to COVID-19.

You can get your certificates from race roster.

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 24th 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 902-637-2015

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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

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.

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

Refund/Deferral/Transfer Policy

All participants who register after October 15, 2020 take personal responsibility to follow public health regulations in the province of Nova Scotia at the time of the Marathon. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent you from travelling, you will automatically be switched to a virtual option and all swag will be sent to you. No price adjustments or refunds will be issued. If you sign up for a virtual race and switch to the in-person option, you must pay the upgrade fee to the distance chosen.


2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ken Chetwynd

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Photos Here - Ralph Saulnier

2019 Nova Scotia Marathon Results Here