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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 https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
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!
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.
The 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.
7 am for the full marathon
7:30 am for the half marathon
8:30 am for the 10 km
9:00am for the 6 km
12 Park Lane, Barrington NS
Approximately: 43°32'08.3"N 65°35'53.0"W
Participants of the Full and Half Marathon, please arrive before 7am. Half Marathon participants should remain in vehicles until 7:15. Participants of the 10K and 6K: please enter Sherose Island between 8 - 8:30 to allow for the other races to clear the area. 6K runner please remain in vehicles until 8:45
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.
We recommend all runners bring support persons to drop off at the start and meet at the finish OR please partner with runners you know to carpool to cut down on the amount of required parking.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no spectators allowed at the start line. Each event ONLY gathers at the start line. Participants will be required to wear a mask at the start line. As the participants cross the start line and further spread out, they can remove their mask. Participants will assign their placement based on self assessment upon entry to the start line. Fastest will be at the start of the wave followed by slowest.
*RACE KIT PICK-UP*A requirement of NS public health guidelines is advanced race kit pick-up. Pick-up times are Friday 11:00-4:00 and Saturday 12:00-5:00 at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena. If you are unable to stop in during these times, try to have someone else pick up your kit for you, or email . Check your email for more important race day updates!
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.
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 are located approximately every 3 kilometres throughout the course. Water, Gatorade (at some stations), first aid supplies are provided at each station.
Please make cheques payable to: Barrington Municipal Recreation Department
Half Marathon: $75
10 km: $65
6 km: $50
VIRTUAL RUN - $35 (plus cost of shipping) - includes bib, t-shirt and medal
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
Washrooms available in the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, the recreation Centre and the ballfield.
Results 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.
The traditional award reception will not happen this year. This year we will offer takeout only with pre-packaged bags available. The bag will contain sea food chowder, water, and granola bars. People will be able to pick up their medals on a table near the finish line.
You can get your certificates from race roster.
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
For more information on what there is to do while you are on the beautiful South Shore check out Nova Scotia.com
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.
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.
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, timing of participants and more. Now with COVID-19, it is even more important. Contact tracing. If someone develops COVID-19 who is also a participant of this event, we will need to work with public health on contact tracing.