Red Nose Run in support of the QEII Foundation

Race Location
Downtown Halifax
Race Date
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Start Time: 
5:45 p.m.
Race Information
Event Description: 

Help lead the way for Santa Claus at Halifax's 2nd Annual Red Nose Run in support of the QEII Foundation, the only nighttime fun-run through downtown Halifax guided by hundreds of blinking red noses!

The Red Nose Run is a 2.5km fun run open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

$5 from each entry will support the QEII Foundation and help transform heart health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Starting just prior to The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights, the Red Nose Run takes place in downtown Halifax on Saturday, November 19th. Dress in your finest holiday costume and don your blinking red nose. Run or walk in front of an audience of more than 100,000 spectators as they cheer you on, eagerly awaiting the parade and Santa’s arrival!

The Red Nose Run begins on Upper Water Street, travels over the Cogswell interchange to Barrington Street, turns right onto Spring Garden Road, left onto South Park Street, and finally right onto University Avenue where the finish line awaits.

As part of the Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights, the Red Nose Run will be filmed on Eastlink TV from Parade Square on Barrington Street.

Entry fees: $35.00 per person ($5 from each entry will be donated to the QEII Foundation in support of heart health at the QEII Health Sciences Centre). Children under the age of 5 are free. Please note: Registered children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Each participant will receive: Official race bib, Red Nose Run toque, Blinking red nose and a commemorative holiday ornament.

For more information regarding the Red Nose Run in support of the QEII Foundation, email or call 902-426-2811 x3644.

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Becky Grant
902.426.2811 x3644

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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.