About Us

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What is Run Nova Scotia?

Since 1983, Run Nova Scotia has fostered and promoted road running all across Nova Scotia. From one running boom to the next, our mission has not wavered: to promote health, fitness, and camaraderie to people of all ages and abilities through the sport of road running. During this time, we’ve supported the unique needs and goals of anyone from Yarmouth to Sydney who has decided to lace up a pair of running shoes and join the thousands of other Nova Scotians running the roads.

Run Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization, a division of Athletics Nova Scotia, operated entirely by volunteers. We offer a number of services that enrich the running community and enhance running events. For example, we organize the Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series – races from 1 mile to the marathon in locations across the province – providing guidance to race organizers and creating a festival atmosphere at each finish line. We also do community outreach, sharing our expertise and passion for running through seminars, clinics, and events. In addition, membership in Run Nova Scotia has its privileges: get race registration discounts; win great draw prizes at RNS races; win year-end age and gender-class prizes in our points series. We also offer a technical t-shirt with membership to the first 500 members (first come-first served basis, colour changes yearly). 

If you’ve participated in a running event in Nova Scotia, chances are that Run Nova Scotia or Run Nova Scotia members supported your experience in some way. So why not support the organization that supports your running journey? Our members represent the full spectrum of running in the province: some run at the front of the pack, some run at the back, some are as young as 10, some are as old as 80, some run to lose weight, some run for a cause, and some run to compete – but all share a passion for road running and the community of people who are drawn to it.

Take a look around our website to learn more and to access a complete calendar of running events across the province. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Our constitution is posted at the bottom of this page. 

Mission Statement
Run Nova Scotia’s mission is to promote health, fitness, and camaraderie to people of all ages and abilities through the sport of road running. 

Who joins Run Nova Scotia?
Anyone with an interest in running! Our members come from all over the province, Yarmouth to Sydney and all places in between - and from every walk of life. Run Nova Scotia members are slow, average, and/or fast; they’re just starting or they’ve been at it a while; they’re young and not so young; they’re group runners and solo artists; they race or they don’t; they run short distances or long distances; they’re everywhere! 

You can contact us via mail or email at the following addresses:

Run Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS
B3J 1G6

Email: info@runnovascotia.ca

 

Membership Types

All memberships provide the member with a discount off all Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series and/or Run Nova Scotia Performance Series events in a given racing season. All members are also eligible for race draw prizes and random draw prizes.

Regular membership: This is a one-year membership for $25.00 that expires on December 31st of the year in which it is purchased*. 

Family membership: This membership type is best purchased for multiple people living at the same address. It is a one-year membership that expires on December 31st of the year in which it is purchased*. Fees include the following: $25.00 for the first membership, $15.00 for the second membership and $5.00 for each additional membership. Thus, for five people living at the same address, a family membership for one-year would total: $55.00.

Perpetual membership: This membership type is restricted to those 65 years and older. This is a non-expiring membership (i.e. membership for life) for a one-time fee of $65.00.

Lifetime membership: This membership cannot be purchased. Lifetime memberships are awarded by nomination to long standing members who have contributed a lifetime worth of time, energy and dedication to Run Nova Scotia.

*Regular or family memberships purchased between the Berwick Gala Days 5 Mile Road Race and December 31st of the current year do not expire until December 31st of the subsequent year. Thus, for example, if a new or returning member purchases a regular membership at the Berwick Gala Days 5 Mile Road Race 2019, their regular membership will not expire until December 31st, 2020.

 

About Us

Since 1983, Run Nova Scotia has fostered and promoted road running all across Nova Scotia. From one running boom to the next, our mission has not wavered: to promote health, fitness, and camaraderie to people of all ages and abilities through the sport of road running. For close to 30 years, we’ve supported the unique needs and goals of anyone from Yarmouth to Sydney who has decided to lace up a pair of running shoes and join the thousands of other Nova Scotians running the roads.