Details for June 2020 are still being planned. Below are the details from June 2019 that won’t be updated before January 2020 at the earliest. But it gives you a good guide for what to expect.

Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6pm for an un-timed 5K that you can run or walk.  There is a HUG station, chocolate station, 3 (THREE!) cheer/water stops, music on course, fire fighters and simply put, the prettiest finisher’s medal you’ll ever get. Plus, you get to pick your own swag! Check out our registration site for your options, you could get a purple, women’s cut, technical t-shirt, shoe BLING or/and a TUTU!

Perhaps you love tutus, or maybe you’ve never thought much one way or the other.  We have a very specific reason for running in tutus and for giving them out at Sole Sisters.  If you do not know our story please take time to read our story here.

This has been our course since 2017 because we thought… If you’re going to participate in a race in the summer of Nova Scotia, why not have the most beautiful views possible? Gorgeous Lake Banook, Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth and  Graham’s Grove – you’re welcome ladies!


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The June 1-2, 2019 Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weekend Expo will take place at Hearthstone Inn (our host hotel) located at 313 Prince Albert Road. Race-kit pick up will be held Friday, May 31st from 4:00pm – 8pm and Saturday, June 1st from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. During Saturday’s expo hours we will have a GET GLAM SALON STATION by First Choice Haircutters!


Schedule with all races starting at 45 Graham’s Grove, Dartmouth 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

5:55pm – Elaine Fitzgerald Muise will warm you up (she is so much more than just the Queen of Zumba!) tonight and again on Sunday morning!

6:00pm – RACE START.

Sat, June 1, 2019

Hearthstone Inn at 313 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth

Race Kit Pick Up + Get Glam Station by First Choice Haircutters

Workshops from 2:30pm -5:15pm

2:30pm – Kaitlyn Beaver Nutrition, Health & Wellness discusses the role of a personal trainer in your wellness journey.

3:00pm – Nova Scotia College of Chiropractor members Dr. Christina Bagnell (Basin View Chiropractic/ Strada Health & Fitness) and Dr. D’Arcy Stonehouse (Brickyard Health) offer an interactive guide to foam rolling and other fun ways to avoid injuries! They’ll bring lots of foam rollers and lacrosse balls for you to try!

3:35pm – Stephanie Brown, physiotherapist of Choice Health Centre explains how Pelvic Floor Dysfunction impacts runHERs and walkHERs it is not exclusive to mothers. Common symptoms are leaking when you laugh/run/jump, frequent peeing or urgency to pee, pain with intercourse, prolapse of pelvic organs and more. But you can do something about this beyond kegels.

We will not have the final two workshops that we had planned as both speakers have unfortunately cancelled without allowing us time to find substitutes.  So again there are no more workshops at 4:10pm or 4:45pm. 

Race starts at 45 Graham’s Grove, Dartmouth

5:00pm – 7:30pm Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors sponsored chiropractic treatments

5:45pm – Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club Event
5:50pm – Pre-race announcements & warm up
6:00pm – 5K Race starts

9:00-12:00am – Sole Sisters After-Party

Sunday, June 2, 2019

45 Graham’s Grove, Dartmouth

7:00am – EARLY START
8:00am – 5K
8:15am – Quarter & Half Marathon

9:00am – 12:00pm Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors sponsored chiropractic adjustments

9:30am – 5K Awards by the Run Nova Scotia tent.

10:30am – Little Miss Sole Sisters 4K

10:35am – Quarter Marathon Awards by the Run Nova Scotia tent.

11:00am – 1:00pm Skills & Drills event with Canadian Girls Baseball HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

11:00am – Half Marathon Awards by the Run Nova Scotia tent.

11:15am – Little Miss Sole Sisters 2K

11:45am – Little Miss Sole Sisters 100-meter dash

There is a four hour time limit for the races on Sunday. If that concerns you then join us for the EARLY START option. This will require that you know the course and have your own nutrition/liquids until 8am when all volunteers are set-up and the races have begun. But, this option may remove unnecessary race day stress. Remember we believe in Finish Lines Not Finish Times!


Not sure where to park for Sole Sisters?  There is street parking throughout Dartmouth but we ask that you do not park at the Superstore as they have limited parking for their customers. Ample parking is nearby at Mic Mac Mall but do not park right by the entrances instead choose the outer parking lot which is actually closer to the Sole Sisters race site. Enjoy a leisurely walk over to the race start.

[/We know many of you ladies will do your own thing and that is cool, like totally cool! But, for others we say when you’ve finished the Sole Sisters Women’s 5K grab your bling and head over to Reilly’s Pub inside the Hearthstone Inn for craft beer, burgers, wings and very close proximity to your hotel room! It is inside the Hearthstone Inn.  Or if you would like to go dancing then head up to 245 Waverly Road (only 2K away) for “Analog Heros with DJ Randy”  at  Monte’s Showbar Grill which starts at 10pm.

The evening promises to be the best girls night out you’ve had in years! Either from visiting the restaurants in the beautiful city of Dartmouth, the various room-parties that we know take place! Need more suggestions? Check out Downtown Dartmouth, Destination Dartmouth and Destination Halifax!

Looking for a hotel?

Hearthstone Inn is our host hotel and the place to stay if you would like to be a mere 200 meters from the Sole Sisters start & finish line at Graham’s Grove.  Plus, your race kit pick up will happen here.  Celebratory food or drinks can be had at Reilly’s Lounge which is open 4pm-9pm with all day breakfast and six burgers to choose from right in the hotel!

Room Rates for May 31st and June 1st are: $139.99 which includes hot buffet breakfast, high speed internet, free tea/coffee in lobby 24/7, free parking, microwave and fridge in all rooms. Call 800-422-8025 to book your room and indicate you are a SOLE SISTER for this rate.  This hotel will sell out fast so don’t wait to book.

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