The Nova Scotia marathon half marathon takes place in the rural community of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia.
This event started in another part of Shelburne County, by a runner who wanted to stage this event, but due to heat problems it’s location moved to Barrington Passage, where the air is cooler, as we are located very near to the Atlantic Ocean.
For most part of the full marathon, the route is in the shape of a figure eight, the half marathon makes half of the figure eight. The route takes you through coastal communities.
Our event is very small compared to many event out there. But that is a plus to many as they appreciate not rubbing elbows with the other participants. Last year, we attracted 145 runners.
The Barrington Recreation Department does not organize other races during the weekend.
The event takes place every 4th Sunday in July. We usually brag about our fog and damp air, but we have also experienced a warm sun!
The Barrington Recreation Department has a awards banquet following the event. Medals, fun prizes and fish chowder are enjoyed by all.
Because we are a coastal community, we have many ‘nicks and crannies’ to explore – fishing boats, lighthouses, local museum (UF0 Museum to mention one), sandy beaches, slow pace of life!
Our marathon is a small marathon compared to many of them, you will have lots of elbow room! It will give you a chance to meet other runners.