Join Run Nova Scotia

Run Nova Scotia is here to help communities promote road running though races, expos, and educational programs. Members of Run Nova Scotia help support that effort by participating in road races all over the province and by being ambassadors for the sport every time they lace up.

Run Nova Scotia has members all over the province, of all skill levels, and of all speeds. If you run or love road running, you should be a member of Run Nova Scotia.


Why Join

Be in the Know
As a member you will receive weekly e-mails from us about races, events, special offers, and news about the running community. We’re also on Twitter (
@RunNovaScotia) with occasional reminders and fun facts, and on Instagram (@RunNovaScotia) for motivation and pictures from local races.


Compete - Against Yourself
Run Nova Scotia hosts concurrent race series’: the Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series and the Performance Series. All of our races are open to any runner, whatever their skill level or ability. Run Nova Scotia members, however, receive race registration discounts and special draw prizes at each race.

The Run Nova Scotia Road Race Series comprises 21 races in 18 communities in the province from Yarmouth to Louisbourg, ranging in distance from 1-milers to marathons — there’s something here for everyone! Run Nova Scotia members collect points at every race they finish, which are used to award the end-of-year Age Group awards! If you sign-up within 7 days of running a Run NS series race, your results from that race will count toward your year-end totals.

The Performance Series comprises nine of the Run Nova Scotia series races ranging in distance from 5K to 21.1k. These races are meant to draw out the speed demons. Compete in one each of the three race distances - 5k, 10k, and 21.1k - and the results are based on the lowest combined time with cash prizes for the winners!


Be an Ambassador
Every runner is an ambassador for the sport. As a member of Run Nova Scotia, you show you think that running is accessible, inclusive, fun, and a great way to stay fit and healthy. Your membership fees help Run Nova Scotia go to communities all over the province to support local runs and races by providing professional start and finish line services. Run Nova Scotia has promotional items for sale with the Run  
Nova Scotia logo on them that makes it easy for you to show your support!

Your membership is valid from time of purchase until December 31 of the membership year. Registration always opens in September of the preceding membership year, and you can enjoy all the usual membership benefits as an early signup incentive. Early registrants also get a chance at one of 500 free Run Nova Scotia t-shirts. Pick up your shirt at any Run Nova Scotia event from either the expo booth or the finish line van (while supplies last).





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.