FAQ

We have tried to answer all your potential questions but if we missed one, please email us at [email protected]

Is there baggage check before/after the race?
Baggage check will be available adjacent to the start and finish lines at 45 Graham’s Grove, Dartmouth.
Where do runners and walkers line up at the start?

October: the Quarter & Half Marathon starts at 45 Grahams Grove Road, Dartmouth. All races begin at Graham’s Grove and showcase the City of Lakes by travelling alongside Lake Banook and Lake Micmac. The 5K course does not go into Shubie Park but if you are participating in the Quarter or Half Marathon then you’ll also be treated to the best autumn foliage in Shubie Park that you can imagine.  All races finish with the stunning view of the small peninsula that juts out into Lake Banook and creates a view with water on three sides!

The park is not surprisingly located in an area of Dartmouth called Graham’s Corner, which is on the southeast shore of Lake Banook, where Prince Albert Road intersects with the Circumferential Highway (Hwy 111).  If you’re headed eastbound on the Circ, take exit 6A onto Prince Albert Road.  If you’re headed westbound, take exit 6, then turn left onto Prince Albert Road. The parking lot will immediately be on your right.

At Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series we celebrate all women and all paces. But, for safety reasons we ask that the faster women (which is usually the runners but not always) position themselves at the front of the event. If you are here to have fun then please let those keeners be at the front!

Where do we park?
Thanks to our partner Mic Mac Mall you will be able to park in their over flow parking lot at 21 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth. This is the lot that is the closest to our race route. Please avoid parking by their main entrances.
Can I get a refund, deferral or transfer my registration to someone else?
There are no refunds or deferrals available. However, you have the ability to transfer or sell your race entry. Keep in mind that you are responsible to find your replacement, collect your payment with no changes to the sizes you previously ordered. The fee to transfer is $5.
What if the race is cancelled?
Race Day Cancellation: We will delay the start time, postpone or cancel the race if race conditions are deemed unsafe for the participants. We will not cancel the race for “uncomfortable” conditions, please come prepared for any weather. If weather should cause cancellation, your entry fee will not be refunded. Sorry, there are NO REFUNDS.
Are dogs allowed?
We love dogs. Heck we even named a race after our favourite dog (The Benny Bulldog 5K Trail Run in Shubie Park) but we do not allow dogs to participate (even girl dogs are excluded from Sole Sisters Women’s Race)!
What is the minimum age allowed to run?
For the 5K, children under the age of 6 are not eligible to register. Children between the ages of 6-10 years are permitted to run the 5K race, but must be accompanied along the route by a registered participant over 18 years of age. Parents/guardians not registered for the race are not permitted to run/walk the route with their child.

For the Little Miss Races we feel the 2K & 4K distances are best suited for girls 6-18 and encourage girls 5 and younger to do the 100 meter dash. However, we will allow you to self select for your child.

For the Quarter & Half Marathon, children under 14 are not eligible to register unless they have received prior approval from the Race Director ([email protected]).

Is our shirt size guaranteed when we register?
We make every effort to insure you receive the shirt size you requested during registration but shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed.
Do you have a cancellation or waiting list?
Unfortunately, we do not have the staffing required to manage a cancellation list.
What are the payment options?
All Sole Sisters events have registration online with payment by credit card. If you would like to pay by cash, check or eTransfer then send an email to [email protected] for instructions.
Are strollers allowed on the route?
Strollers are only allowed in the June 5K and are not permitted in the October races. This is for the safety of all runners and walkers. We do not allow Strollers for the Quarter or Half Marathon.