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Training for the Sole Sisters Women’s 5K and Sole Sisters Women’s Quarter & Half Marathon + 5K is FREE.

There’s no better way to get ready for Sole Sisters, than to train with Sole Sisters!

We host our SOCIALS leading up to each event, both within the Halifax Regional Municipality and across Atlantic Canada. ON THE ROAD SOCIALS take place all over the Maritimes, including Yarmouth, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island! Just go to the tab for training and socials to see the 2018 schedule.

Training & Socials

Please consider joining us at one of these SOCIALS or at a RACE that we recommend you consider too! You’ll find other Sole Sisters to meet, run with, walk with. Plus, your Sole Sisters Race Director will have with her the 2018 swag. So come see your race shirt, tartan race wrap, tutu and medal.

Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 10am  – Beans & Bangers in Blomidon, Canning, Nova Scotia

Sunday, January 28, 2018MEC Race in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Amherst, Nova Scotia: Amherst Valentine’s Day Runs of 5K, 10K and 21K

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Sackville, Nova Scotia: Frostbite Five Miler & Expo

Saturday, March 31st – 10am – 12pm SPRING TUNE UP at Soles In Motion, 133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth. We will start with a walk or run at 10am and then have two talks with FREE shoe give-aways!!

Thursday, April 12th OPEN HOUSE at Tara MacDonald Fit Club, 133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth from 4:45-7:45pm. Swing by anytime as its an open house but know the SOCIAL walk or run will go at 6pm. There will be Sole Sisters SWAG prizes for everyone that stops by regardless of time!

The Dartmouth SOCIALS will begin on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 45 Graham’s Grove, Dartmouth. Meet us every Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for a walk or a run on the actual race course. Mark your calendar now for April 18th; April 25; May 2; May 9; May 16;  May 23; May 30 and June 6.

Wednesday, April 18th – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Saturday, April 21st2pm in Yarmouth. Thank you to our Yarmouth Sole Sister Gisele for organizing this for us! Ladies please plan to meet at 2pm at the NSCC Burbridge Campus (@ 372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth) for an out and back route. Gisele even has prizes for some lucky Sole Sisters!

Sunday, April 22ndRun Our Shore Race & Expo, Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, April 25th – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Saturday, April 28th – 8:30am Grande Diege 15K, Grande Diege, New Brunswick

Saturday, April 28th – 1pm Riverfront Park at Downing Street, Moncton, New Brunswick and lunch after at the Pump House

Sunday, April 29th MEC Citadel Run, Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, May 2nd – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Saturday, May 5th – Hillside to Haiti 5K, Bissett Road, Cole Harbour

Sunday, May 6th – We’ve had to cancel the Antigonish, NS SOCIAL- due to health issues of our Ambassador leading this. Is there a Sole Sister that would like to lead this for us rather than have it cancelled? Reach out to [email protected]

Wednesday, May 9 –  6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Saturday, May 12 – 9am at 995 Hwy 215, Newport. We will be at the BREAD RUN 5K/10K so come join us for the race or just talk to us afterwards as we’ll be set up inside where the yummy food will be!

Wednesday, May 16 – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Wednesday, May 23  – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Friday, May 25th – Friday night shake out run/walk. Meet at 5:30pm at Hearthstone Inn, Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton SOCIAL from 5:30-6:30pm. Race Director Stacy will likely stick around for dinner.  This is one of three hotel properties, the Dartmouth location of this hotel is only 200 meters from the finish/start line of Sole Sisters Women’s Race.

Wednesday, May 30 – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

Sunday, June 3rdBrigadoon Wine Dash* if you participate in this event and Sole Sisters then you’ll get a 3rd medal at Sole Sisters.

Wednesday, June 6 – 6pm at 45 Graham’s Grove for Dartmouth SOCIAL

And after all this training, you get to celebrate with your Sole Sisters Women’s 5K race on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Training Guides

Prefer to train on your own?

We’ve got some great training guides here to help you get ready… Get walking or running now!

Couch-to-5km Training Program 2018 (Starts April 2, 2017)

Half Marathon Training Guide 2018  (Starts June 4, 2017)

Quarter Marathon Training Guide 2018  (Starts August 13, 2017)

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