Short endurance races, half marathons are a great course-length to test your ability to run a modest, achievable distance. Whereas a full marathon pushes a typical runner past the point of exhaustion, requiring on-course fuelling, long-haul mindsets and perfect pacing plans, a halfer can be done with a bit of water and a “take yourself to the edge of you ability” approach. Run hard, run long. Run. I typically hit the two hour and change mark, but my crew is plus or minus 30 minutes on that pace.
The Scotiabank Full Marathon begins and ends in the downtown core but not before showcasing some of the beautiful neighborhoods of Halifax and Dartmouth. Halifax has gained a reputation for being a little “hill-y” but it’s nothing you can’t handle (We’re sure of it!). You can also find comfort in knowing that the whole city will be cheering you on from the sidelines.
The oldest marathon in Canada, the third-oldest in North America (after New York and Boston), and the twelfth-oldest in the world!
The Huffin' Puffin Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay certified Boston-qualifier course winds through the best of St. John's: through beautiful parks, historic downtown streets, along the harbour front, and around Quidi Vidi lake.