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 southwest shore of Nova Scotia, we are Nova Scotia's most scenic 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.


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
8:30 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 7 am. 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.

Shuttle service is dependent on Public Health regulations at the time of the race. Updated information will be communicated closer to event day. 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. 


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

*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 finisher's medal.

Stay tuned for swag updates

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. 


  • Registration for 2022 is open at Race Roster 
  • By phone: 902-637-2015 ext 239
  • online registration ends July 24th at 4:00 pm.
  • Please note that there will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Saturday, July 24th at 4 pm.

Please make cheques payable to: Barrington Municipal Recreation Department


  • 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


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 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 and Abbott World Marathon Majors qualifier organizers.

Awards and Post Race Reception

If Public Health protocols allow, 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 pies & ice cream for dessert. If gathering limits allow, we will welcome family and friends to attend the post race reception. All attendees of the post-race reception must be prepared to show Proof of Vaccine to enter the arena.If public health restricts gatherings at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena then a take out meal will be offered.


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 902-637-2015 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

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

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, the 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 in this event, we will need to work with public health on contact tracing. 

2021 Results

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