The Sole Sisters Quarter (10.5K) & Half Marathon (21K) is the first and only women’s 5K, Quarter and Half Marathon in Eastern Canada and happens on Sunday October 1, 2017.
The Sole Sisters Quarter & Half Marathon is a part of the 2017 Run Nova Scotia Race Series. If you are a member of Run Nova Scotia you’ll receive a $5 discount when registering. It also means that gals can acquire age group points by participating in either race and guys or gals can acquire points by volunteering.
At Sole Sisters 5K, Quarter & Half Marathon there will be unparalleled support on course to get you through your BEST Quarter or Half Marathon. Depending on your race distance there are 10 to 20 music stations and there are 9 to 18 aid stations. The route is comprised of wide boulevards to prevent over-crowding and the out and back portions give you a chance to encourage other Sole Sisters on course.
This will be a very fast course for those women looking to be competitive. However, we truly believe in “Finish Lines Not Finish Times!” so closer to the race date we will give you the choice to be chip-timed or to be listed as an OFFICIAL FINISHER (with no reference to time).
Athletics Canada believes that every runner deserves to run on an accurately measured course. With their certification we can assure you our race courses have been accurately measured according to international standards and the measurement data is reviewed by an accredited certifier.
The Sole Sisters Quarter & Half Marathon route is on wide boulevards with excellent pavement conditions. This area was chosen because it offers lots of space for Sole Sisters to safely run together and plenty of sidewalks for spectators to cheer and support us! The Quarter & Half Marathon races start at 8:00am and the 5K will go at 8:10am. All races will end at 12:00pm.
The 5K course is FLAT and very FAST but the Quarter & Half Marathon has a couple rolling hills more typical of Nova Scotia. But remember, what goes up, must come down. An elevation map will be posted soon.
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We have an interactive, aerial video of our course that you can watch here:
Well aren’t you keen! We’ve not revealed our October 2017 swag just yet, but take a look at last year’s below…
Now it’s a little early to pick up your race kits, but once we know all the details, we’ll let you know!
All local Sole Sisters will need to pick up their kits on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. If you are travelling from out of town, on race morning we will have late kit pick at BAGGAGE CHECK from 6:30am to 7:30am. To avoid long lines or any additional race day stress we highly encourage you to have a friend pick up your kit for you if you are not going to make it on Saturday.
Please check back for a final location closer to the date.
Looking for a hotel?
Our sponsors the Best Western PLUS Dartmouth have special rooms reserved on June 9th & 10th for Sole Sisters!
Also, check out our friends at the Hampton Inn (65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 0G2, Canada) Call 902-406-7700 to book your room.
Our schedule for 2017 is still being confirmed, but check back soon for an updated schedule!
And while we believe in FINISH LINES, NOT FINISH TIMES! We are providing optional timing for the Quarter & Half Marathon happening in October 2017.
2016 results for 5K, Quarter, Half and Official Finishers found here!