Some Races Aren’t on the Roads

Have you ever done a race to honor someone else? Earlier this spring I did my first race for someone else. With a group of friends called “Team Bethany,” we participated in a women’s only half marathon in New York’s Central Park. My very good friend Bethany died unexpectedly last fall after registering for the race. So those of us who knew Bethany best decided we would run the race she wasn’t able to run. I had the most wonderful experience running the last few hundred meters of the race holding Bethany’s daughter's hand. At 5 years old she had already seen her mom race in a triathlon and understood why we all came to the race. As you can imagine it was a very emotional race for me with many tears. At the end, I gave Bethany...

Out with the old, in with the new!

The Sole Sisters race course has always been good, but this 5K, Quarter and Half Marathon course takes it to a new level.
Our Sole Sisters deserve the best; and today it’s official – we’re done with the grey and have brought in the blue, orange, red, green and purple! Walk or run with us around this stunning new course, surrounded by lakes, trees and our favourite of all the colours – Sole Sisters purple.

Welcome to the sisterhood!

With our sixth Sole Sisters Women’s 5K in the books we wanted to take a moment to welcome all the first time participants to the sisterhood! As a Sole Sister you are now part of a large community of runHERs and walkHERs.
Over the past six years we have done some amazing things and that is because of girls and women just like you. So you should be proud of your new community. Just think, approximately 18,000 girls and women have taken part in a Sole Sisters event making Sole Sisters the largest women’s 5K in Canada. And that happens right here in the Maritimes! (more…)

Tutu’s Taking Over Dartmouth

For the sixth consecutive year, Canada’s largest Women’s only 5K will be taking over Burnside this Saturday, as 3,000 purple-clad women hit the pavement.
A sea of purple t-shirts and plaid purple tutu’s will be seen for miles, as thousands of women run in solidarity; as a community, as friends, as strangers, as Sole Sisters. The Sole Sisters Women’s Race presented by Soles In Motion, was created to provide an inclusive experience for women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels – in fact, one year over 24 race participants were over 70 years old! On June 10, 2017, the untimed 5K event welcomes walkers and runners to experience the thrill, pride and joy of crossing a finish line.   (more…)

This International Women’s Day – Stop Waiting

Two Halifax business women come together for International Women's Day to launch their new campaign #StopWaiting! The #StopWaiting Campaign encourages Women to… well you guessed it… stop waiting. Sole Sisters Women’s Race and Halifax Boudoir Inc. are challenging women across Nova Scotia to do something they’ve been waiting for, this International Women’s Day. The companies often hear too many women say they want to get in better shape before doing their first 5K, or they want to lose a few extra pounds before getting those sexy photographs taken – and it’s time to #StopWaiting. (more…)

A Special Nod to the Maritimes

After winning accolades for being a bucket list race, having the largest tutu-run, the best medals, the most innovative race initiatives and finally as the largest women’s 5K in Canada we knew we had to celebrate the sixth year of our event with something special. So last year we hatched the plan to give Sole Sisters a kilt (as a special nod to the Maritimes) in their race kit.   In earnest we started researching styles, fabric and most importantly we started running and racing in a kilt to see how it felt and what folks thought when they saw it.  Unfortunately I made a few observations pretty quickly that I didn’t like. My kilt (and it was a sport version made with technical material) was too warm, It impeded my natural running ...